Frying Pan News :: Ed Padgett was driving in the rain to a union meeting when the L.A. Times called to tell him he was fired. The pressman, a third-generation Times employee, listened in shock last December to an HR woman’s voice explain he was being dismissed for “safety violations, dishonesty and suspicion of sabotage.” That last charge had a bittersweet irony. Padgett had been at the paper for more than 39 years and had done everything he could to help it prosper – even as members of the corporate wrecking crew that drove the paper into bankruptcy were still counting their money.
[Ed Padgett:] It was similar to jumping into an icy cold pool of water. I felt like crying because I’d been there so damn long, but I soon got over it.
L.A. Times, December 2011 - Continue to read Steven Mikulan, fryingpannews.org