Many folks at the Rocky Mountain News have been downbeat about the paper's chances for long-term survival ever since it was put up for sale by E.W. Scripps. But those in charge of keeping the Rocky's offices tidy displayed a lot more optimism in an e-mail about a new cost-saving measure that was sent to the tabloid's newsroomers and other occupants of the Denver Newspaper Agency building earlier this week. Here's the note:
From: Roberts, Randall Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 3:04 PM To: RMN Editorial Group Subject: FW: 2009 Refrigerator cleaning schedule
Hello - The refrigerator cleaning schedule has been reduced to six times per year in 2009. The following schedule will be posted on all units to be cleaned:
Last Friday of every other month beginning in January:
January 30 March 27 May 29 July 31 September 25 November 27
Thank you and do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Stephanie B. Chavez Cushman & Wakefield The Denver Newspaper Agency Building 101 W. Colfax Avenue, #106 Denver, CO 80202
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