Making a Statement

Times are tough for the casinos. 

Foxwoods is eliminating 85 pit managers and assistant pit managers.  Why?  Here’s how interim president William Sherlock explained in a statement:

“Today, Foxwoods Resort Casino commenced an organizational re-alignment to reflect standard gaming-industry business practices specific to table games.”

Someone please tell me Sherwood doesn’t talk like that.  Does anyone talks like that?  How about, “Casinos have decided these jobs aren’t necessary anymore.  So we’re eliminating them to save money.”

But wait, there’s more.

“Eighty-five Team Members will be affected by this adjustment, and are offered the opportunity to interview for 45 new assistant casino shift manager positions.”

Team Membership has been adjusted.  Please turn in your uniforms.  The Team may draft 45 of you to do…ummm….something else.   Talk about taking one for The Team.

Maybe I have a future as an interpreter.  Of English.


About Gerry

I've been covering Connecticut news and sports since 1974. I know, I don't look that old.
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6 Responses to Making a Statement

  1. Beckie says:

    They have to be INTERVIEWED for jobs that are lower ranking, but basically the same, as what they’ve been doing?????? Something is just not right there. If they were good enough to do it this long, then they sure as heck can do a job that’s lower.
    And are these positions they’re inviewing for NEW positions, or are there still going to be 45 people out of a job (just a different job?)
    This guy sounds like a lawyer.

  2. pete says:

    it could be worse. at least they weren’t told “you can accept a voluntary layoff, or (we) will make your life a living hell.” because i’ve heard that happens.

  3. I think you’re onto something, Gerry.


  4. In much easier casino speak:

    5 will get you 10 that half the people won’t have a job

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