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Layoffgate? … or something like that

I know I’ve deposited Michael Henson in the bin of irrelevancy. And trust me, I’ve enjoyed leaving him there. But occasionally I can’t resist peering into the bin, especially after Bonusgate…and I want to take another peek now.

I was doing some research for a friend the other day when I came across this article from the Strib.

Minnesota Orchestra trims its staff

It’s from May 9, 2012. In it, the Minnesota Orchestral Association announced the axing of nine full-time positions (thirteen percent of its administrative staff) and seven part-time positions. In all, sixteen people received the soul-crushing news that their jobs were disappearing. Yes, it was acknowledged that some part-timers might come back after the hall reopened in “the fall of 2013” (how’s that workin’ for ya?), but the full-time position reductions were apparently permanent.

But on the plus side, the MOA was going to save $450,000 over the course of the 2012-2013 season!

Of course the November 2013 reader says, “Hey, wait a minute…”

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