Saturday, April 24, 2010

Proof Positive News Needs a Boost

Ever notice? Cutbacks get reported. Call backs don't.

Either Federal law requires it or disgruntled workers ask for it. So, layoffs and cutbacks garner headlines.

Call backs and growth almost never make the news. No law requires companies to report call backs and many just don't have an incentive to or see the value of sharing good news like call backs of workers.

One company's cutbacks or call backs, after all, are only snapshots of a local economy. Both are anecdotal.

Have enough front page cutbacks stories, though, and the economic doldrums are firmly planted in a community's mindset.

It's more proof that negativity has the upper hand. Positive news needs a boost.

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