“Do You Still Have a Job at BuzzFeed?”
For about 220 BuzzFeed employees, the answer to the question posed by that quiz, which was posted on the BuzzFeed site on Monday, is no.
Managers started laying off the site’s staff members last Friday, when 43 journalists at the company’s news division were cut. By Wednesday, all of the employees who would be put out of work, totaling more than 15 percent of its staff, had learned their fates, with the exception of certain workers in Australia and Britain, a spokesman for the company said.
The “Do You Still Have a Job” quiz was contributed by Jason Sweeten, who worked in the company’s branded content division until a separate round of layoffs in June. “I felt helpless knowing that a bunch of my friends were going to lose their jobs, so I hoped that this could bring some levity to everything,” he said in an email. “Also, I assumed the quiz would be deleted immediately.”
It’s still on the site’s Community section, which is filled with posts from contributors who have signed up for BuzzFeed Community Member accounts to publish unpaid material on the site.
Since BuzzFeed’s chief executive, Jonah Peretti, and its managers started delivering the bad news, the company has faced criticism for dragging out the firing process, and employees who were let go have publicly criticized their severance packages. In addition, the suddenly jobless journalists have suffered the attacks of online trolls from corners of the internet darker and colder than BuzzFeed’s typically sunny climate.
Complaints about severance pay started bubbling up in an internal Slack messaging channel last Friday called AJA, for “Ask Jonah Anything.” BuzzFeed workers — those still employed and the newly laid off — questioned why the company was not going to include pay for unused vacation and comp days as part of the exit packages (except for employees based in California, where such payment is required by law).
A group of current and former employees who called themselves the BuzzFeed News Council published a letter on Medium concerning the issue of paid time off, known as P.T.O. It was signed by 600 current and former employees and addressed to Mr. Peretti; the company’s chief people officer, Lenke Taylor; and the BuzzFeed News editor in chief, Ben Smith.
“For many people, paying out P.T.O. will be the difference between whether or not bills and student loans will be paid on time and how their families are supported,” the letter read. “It is unconscionable that BuzzFeed could justify doing so for some employees and not others in order to serve the company’s bottom line.”
The hosts of BuzzFeed’s morning show “AM to DM,” which is produced in association with Twitter, addressed the issue on Monday. “I think it is embarrassing and absurd to work for a company that puts such an emphasis on this idea of all of us in it together, all of us as a family, and then refusing to pay out P.T.O. — paid time off — except where it’s law,” Isaac Fitzgerald, a co-host, said.
The pressure worked. Mr. Peretti met with the council on Monday and sent an email to employees hours later, informing them that the company would include payments for vacation and comp days as part of the severance packages.
The same day, The New Yorker published a letter to the editor by Mr. Peretti. It was his response to the magazine’s recent article on the state of the journalism business by the historian Jill Lepore. In the piece — whose tenor was summed up by an illustration of the Grim Reaper holding a newspaper — Ms. Lepore wrote that “speculation is that BuzzFeed is trying to dump” BuzzFeed News. In his letter, Mr. Peretti wrote: “This speculation is incorrect. Whatever challenges we face in this difficult environment for digital media, BuzzFeed News remains a key part of the future of BuzzFeed.”
Adding to the turbulence were the public complaints of BuzzFeed’s quizmaster, Matthew Perpetua, another victim of the layoffs. On Monday, Mr. Perpetua published a blog post informing readers that a number of the site’s most popular quizzes were created by unpaid contributors. One so-called community user, whom he identified only as a college student in Michigan, was “the second-highest traffic driver worldwide” among BuzzFeed’s quizmakers, Mr. Perpetua wrote.
This came as news to the quizmaker, Rachel McMahon, a 19-year-old student at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. After writing on Twitter that she felt “horrible” that BuzzFeed may have been emboldened to lay off staff partly because of the popularity of her unpaid work, she had a moment in the media spotlight when she was interviewed at length for New York magazine’s Intelligencer site.
A BuzzFeed spokesman complimented Ms. McMahon’s work but disputed that she was the second most popular quizmaker in 2018, adding, “We’d be all too lucky to hire her when she graduates from college.”
Over the last week, many of the laid-off BuzzFeeders found themselves the recipients of ugly messages and tweets sent by trolls and alt-right Twitter accounts. The messages included some variation of “learn to code,” images of nooses and insults. One message sent by email included death threats, NBC News reported.
“I believe there is a special, dedicated section of Hell just for people with anime twitter avatars who tell laid-off journalists to ‘learn to code,’” Patrick George, the editor in chief of the automotive site Jalopnik, said on Twitter.B:
旺角彩网网址彩图诗句“【哐】【当】” 【艾】【瑞】【丁】【双】【腿】【一】【软】，【已】【然】【没】【有】【站】【立】【的】【力】【气】，【他】【身】【上】【的】【铠】【甲】【基】【本】【破】【碎】【的】【差】【不】【多】【了】，【但】【他】【的】【右】【手】【还】【拄】【着】【指】【挥】【官】【的】【长】【剑】。 “【你】……【是】【那】【些】……”【他】【有】【气】【无】【力】，【却】【又】【充】【满】【惊】【慌】【地】【看】【着】【洛】【一】【方】，【当】【他】【直】【面】【自】【己】【不】【能】【理】【解】【的】【力】【量】【的】【时】【候】，【才】【回】【想】【起】【了】【族】【群】【中】【最】【久】【远】【的】【传】【说】。 【没】【有】【经】【历】【过】【的】【人】，【根】【本】【无】【法】【想】【象】【这】【种】【绝】
【安】【老】【爷】【见】【过】【最】【大】【的】【官】【就】【是】【知】【府】，【楚】【穆】【远】【可】【是】【王】【爷】，【平】【头】【百】【姓】【见】【到】【王】【爷】【胆】【怯】【也】【是】【正】【常】【的】。 【楚】【穆】【远】【眼】【神】【中】【满】【含】【内】【疚】【道】：“【伯】【父】【我】【是】【来】【找】【雪】【儿】【的】，【有】【些】【事】【想】【当】【着】【雪】【儿】【的】【面】【说】【清】【楚】。” 【他】【必】【须】【要】【解】【释】【清】【楚】，【不】【能】【让】【安】【雪】【儿】【误】【会】【下】【去】，【好】【不】【容】【易】【离】【开】【皇】【城】，【他】【来】【这】【里】【就】【是】【为】【了】【带】【着】【安】【雪】【儿】【远】【走】【高】【飞】【的】。 【安】【老】【爷】【和】【安】【夫】【人】
“【大】【家】【都】【经】【常】【进】【行】【星】【际】【穿】【越】，【走】【过】【的】【虫】【洞】【不】【在】【少】【数】，【都】【知】【道】【虫】【洞】【内】【部】【有】【的】【虫】【桥】【长】，【有】【的】【虫】【桥】【短】，【但】【大】【家】【都】【知】【道】【一】【件】【事】【情】，【就】【是】【通】【过】【虫】【洞】【的】【时】【候】，【一】【定】【要】【系】【好】【安】【全】【带】。 【为】【什】【么】【会】【这】【样】？ 【以】【防】【飞】【行】【器】【速】【度】【过】【快】，【将】【我】【们】【甩】【出】【座】【位】，【以】【防】【我】【们】【的】【飞】【行】【器】【哪】【块】【挡】【板】【突】【然】【坏】【掉】，【我】【们】【被】【吸】【出】【飞】【行】【器】【之】【外】。 【为】【什】【么】【怕】【这】【些】
【一】【座】【大】【到】【不】【可】【思】【议】【的】【绝】【世】【冰】【窟】【凌】【空】【降】【下】，【在】【这】【座】【冰】【窟】【降】【下】【的】【时】【候】，【所】【有】【的】【一】【切】【都】【被】【埋】【没】【在】【了】【无】【尽】【的】，【类】【似】【于】【冰】【窖】【之】【中】，【就】【是】【整】【个】【战】【场】【的】【气】【温】，【也】【是】【陡】【然】【下】【降】。 【即】【便】【是】【在】【战】【场】【之】【外】【观】【战】【的】【众】【人】，【怎】【么】【也】【都】【没】【有】【想】【到】，【李】【云】【居】【然】【会】【突】【然】【重】【拳】【出】【击】，【所】【有】【的】【人】【都】【连】【忙】【催】【动】【自】【身】【的】【魂】【力】，【来】【驱】【散】【体】【内】【的】【寒】【冷】。 【这】【完】【全】【无】【法】旺角彩网网址彩图诗句【其】【中】【一】【个】【六】【十】【来】【岁】【的】【男】【子】【高】【大】【魁】【梧】，【站】【在】【那】【里】【不】【怒】【而】【威】。 “【是】【你】【开】【车】【撞】【了】【我】【孙】【子】？”【廖】【百】【盛】【开】【口】【问】【道】。 【自】【己】【今】【天】【刚】【刚】【参】【加】【完】【一】【个】【学】【术】【很】【高】【的】【鉴】【宝】【会】【议】，【此】【次】【会】【议】【让】【廖】【百】【盛】【在】【鉴】【宝】【界】，【身】【份】【又】【提】【了】【几】【个】【层】【次】，【家】【里】【亲】【戚】【都】【过】【来】【祝】【贺】，【正】【商】【量】【着】【晚】【上】【去】【哪】【庆】【祝】【呢】，【带】【着】【小】【孙】【子】【出】【来】【玩】【球】【的】【吴】【妈】【就】【打】【来】【电】【话】，【说】【帅】【帅】【让】
【在】【铁】【大】【山】【踏】【入】【金】【刚】【境】【不】【久】【之】【后】，【这】【一】【日】，【秦】【玄】【便】【是】【从】【杨】【青】【山】【那】【里】【得】【到】【了】【关】【于】【鬼】【神】【族】【出】【没】【的】【消】【息】，【并】【且】【提】【到】【了】【多】【个】【地】【区】，【而】【其】【中】【则】【有】【着】【东】【岳】【界】！ 【东】【岳】【界】！ 【凉】【亭】【之】【中】，【秦】【玄】【的】【眸】【子】【眯】【了】【眯】【眼】【睛】，【他】【问】【道】：“【可】【有】【安】【楠】【的】【消】【息】？” 【杨】【青】【山】【若】【有】【所】【思】【的】【说】【道】：“【虽】【然】【没】【有】【直】【接】【提】【到】【安】【楠】【的】【事】【情】，【不】【过】【却】【是】【有】【相】【关】【的】【消】
【阎】【溪】【眨】【眨】【眼】，【其】【实】【他】【也】【是】【不】【知】【道】【该】【说】【些】【什】【么】【话】【了】，【也】【不】【知】【道】【南】【迁】【会】【准】【备】【些】【什】【么】【样】【得】【我】【礼】【物】。 【随】【后】【南】【迁】【轻】【轻】【的】【按】【摩】【阎】【溪】【的】【额】【头】。 “【你】【先】【睡】【一】【会】，【等】【我】【一】【会】【就】【给】【你】【这】【个】【东】【西】。” 【阎】【溪】【一】【笑】。 【随】【后】【就】【直】【接】【昏】【睡】【在】【南】【迁】【的】【臂】【弯】【之】【中】。 【阎】【溪】【虽】【然】【一】【直】【都】【看】【起】【来】【精】【神】【十】【分】【的】【精】【神】，【但】【是】【也】【只】【有】【很】【多】【时】【候】，【她】【几】【乎】【都】【是】【靠】【着】【她】
【眼】【看】【着】【三】【个】【姑】【娘】【同】【一】【时】【间】【扭】【头】【看】【向】【他】，【穆】【少】【廷】【总】【还】【算】【是】【有】【点】【儿】【自】【知】【之】【明】，【抬】【手】【覆】【在】【唇】【上】【轻】【轻】【咳】【嗽】【了】【一】【声】，【又】【清】【了】【清】【嗓】【子】。 “【安】【媚】【儿】，【安】【芷】【爱】【恢】【复】【得】【不】【错】，【但】【也】【还】【需】【要】【休】【息】，【没】【什】【么】【事】【的】【话】，【你】【就】【不】【要】【总】【去】【她】【房】【间】【找】【她】【了】。” 【安】【媚】【儿】【自】【然】【不】【依】，【用】【力】【跺】【了】【跺】【脚】【就】【要】【撒】【娇】：“【少】【廷】【哥】【哥】” 【穆】【少】【廷】【显】【然】【没】【有】