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Old December 5 2008, 02:54 AM   #46
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Re: Simon and Schuster cuts 35 jobs

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Crap, crap, crap, f***ing crap. Specifically, and in general.

I was kind of looking forward to 2008 being over. But I fear 2009 is going to completely suck for the majority of people in this country.
Not just the states it seems, unemployment levels are rising all across the developed world and this recession will bite far deeper and harder than the people in charge are willing or even able to accept.
You are 100% right, and my apologies for being so American-centric there. Not to take this off on a political tangent, but I guess I put a lot of the blame for the current sutiation on the direction our country has been headed in for many years, so that's why I was thinking of it in terms of the U.S. Again, my apologies to everyone here.
You have no need to apologise, Britain as well as the Eurozone of countries (the countries with in the EU who have the Euro as there currency) have played a pretty large role in the financial problems that are occurring, so even though it may be nice to lay the blame on others shoulders, in this case, it really isn't and it's all pretty much due to the way the developed worlds economies are so more intertwined than ever before.
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Old December 5 2008, 03:33 AM   #47
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I have a deep gratitude for the opportunities Marco has given me, and sure hope things play out in a way that I get to work with him on something, anything, in the future.

Here's to Marco landing on his feet!
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Old December 5 2008, 03:45 AM   #48
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Re: Simon and Schuster cuts 35 jobs

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I have a deep gratitude for the opportunities Marco has given me, and sure hope things play out in way that I get to work with him on something, anything, in the future.

Here's to Marco landing on his feet!
I'd been working on something to add to this thread, but Scott sums it up really well here. My writing career owes an awful lot to the guidance and opportunities I've received from Marco over the last few years, and it'd be fantastic if we're in a position to work together again in the future.

I'm confident Marco will hit the ground running wherever his next opportunity lies.
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Old December 5 2008, 03:53 AM   #49
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I'd been working on something to add to this thread, but Scott sums it up really well here. My writing career owes an awful lot to the guidance and opportunities I've received from Marco over the last few years, and it'd be fantastic if we're in a position to work together again in the future.

I'm confident Marco will hit the ground running wherever his next opportunity lies.
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Old December 5 2008, 03:54 AM   #50
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You have no need to apologise, Britain as well as the Eurozone of countries (the countries with in the EU who have the Euro as there currency) have played a pretty large role in the financial problems that are occurring, so even though it may be nice to lay the blame on others shoulders, in this case, it really isn't and it's all pretty much due to the way the developed worlds economies are so more intertwined than ever before.
I still made an appalling thoughtless remark (that people in this country are going to have a hard time of it), and I'm really embarrassed by that. But thanks for your understanding!
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Old December 5 2008, 03:58 AM   #51
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Man this sucks. Marco Thanks for everything. Please keep in contact. I wish you the best.
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Old December 5 2008, 04:04 AM   #52
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It's been reported that Trek editor Marco Palmieri was among those laid off yesterday.
Unbelievable.
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Old December 5 2008, 04:08 AM   #53
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Well it looks like it is true, Marco's email at S&S bounced back at stated that he was no longer employed with them. This is a sad day.
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Old December 5 2008, 04:41 AM   #54
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I'd been working on something to add to this thread, but Scott sums it up really well here. My writing career owes an awful lot to the guidance and opportunities I've received from Marco over the last few years, and it'd be fantastic if we're in a position to work together again in the future.

I'm confident Marco will hit the ground running wherever his next opportunity lies.
Me three.
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Old December 5 2008, 04:45 AM   #55
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Well it looks like it is true, Marco's email at S&S bounced back at stated that he was no longer employed with them. This is a sad day.
I hate it when companies do that! It was probably turned off before he even knew what had happened. My company did that in January this year (I wasn't one of them luckily) but I heard stories of people who came in to work that day and their badge (to gain access to the building) didn't work! They had no idea what was wrong, then got blind-sided by HR. Big corporate business practices piss me off sometimes.
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Old December 5 2008, 04:48 AM   #56
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What a dreadful time of the year to be laid off from one's job. Not that there is ever a good time, but right before the holidays is just harsh.

Times are scary. More and more people that I know are unemployed. I hope that 2009 is better for everyone.
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Old December 5 2008, 05:22 AM   #57
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Wow, this really sucks. I wish you the best of luck Marco. I've really enjoyed everything that Ive read that was edited by you. Especially, the DS9 Relaunch, Vanguard, and Titan, those three series are absolutely amazing IMO.
At least we know that the books will still be in good hands with Margaret, and the other editors.
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Old December 5 2008, 05:27 AM   #58
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What a dreadful time of the year to be laid off from one's job. Not that there is ever a good time, but right before the holidays is just harsh.
I got the word I was being let go once on the day before Thanksgiving. And we'd just found out my wife was pregnant. The turkey didn't taste as good as usual that year...

Marco, if you're monitoring this, many, many thanks for all your good work with Trek lit. I'm confident that your talent will enable you to rise above this setback. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and all those who got pink slips for the holidays.
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Old December 5 2008, 05:28 AM   #59
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I'm really sorry to hear about Marco's loss of employment.

Way back when I first joined TrekBBS, Marco was the first user to say hi to me and welcome me aboard.

Marco's unique editorial touch really helped shape some of the best Trek novels ever published. He is, in all honestly, to my mind right up there with Ira Steven Behr, Ronald D. Moore, Michael Piller, Gene Coon, Manny Coto, and JJ Abrams as the sort of creator Trek needs and who produces great work.

Here's to hoping Marco lands on his feet -- and, perhaps selfishly, to hoping that Marco will someday rejoin the Trek line!
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Old December 5 2008, 05:38 AM   #60
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Marco's unique editorial touch really helped shape some of the best Trek novels ever published. He is, in all honestly, to my mind right up there with Ira Steven Behr, Ronald D. Moore, Michael Piller, Gene Coon, Manny Coto, and JJ Abrams as the sort of creator Trek needs and who produces great work.
I completely and totally agree with you here.
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