I would have eased them out the door with my boot

The precious luvvies who have been given the arse-card from Mediaworks are having a sook at the corporate shill site of Duncan Grieve, The Spin Off.

Their parent publication, The NZ Herald gleefully helps put the boot in by quoting bitter old hag Pip Keane right at the start of their article.

The former executive producer on axed TV3 show Campbell Live has revealed the “shitty” parting gift given to host John Campbell on his last day.

According to Pip Keane, all she and Campbell received on their final day at the network was “identical, shitty bunches of flowers”.

That’s not all: in a report on The Spinoff about terrible leaving gifts, Keane says the flowers were bought for a group of five staff who were leaving that day – but only four bunches were ordered.

They are bloody lucky they got even that. With their tanking ratings and constant dripping tap pimping of the poor it was only a matter of time before they were given the boot.

If they’d been my staff with that attitude, with the whinging and carping and entitlement mentality they’d have got nothing except my size 12 boot easing them out the door.

Our commenter MaryLou gives them a ticking off:

Well I never. Spoilt brats at TV3 publicly complaining about what they didn’t get from the employers they’d publicly slammed. If my children behaved like that… well, they wouldn’t. A bit of personal pride goes a long way.

Edit: See, I have this thing. People that leave amicably and that have worked hard and – well, contributed to the growth of the company, of course you say thank you and get them something nice. These gifts perhaps reflect the feelings of the giver, in ways you’re no longer allowed to spell out under employment law.

MetalnWood adds:

I was going to post about that if it hadn’t already been mentioned.

Here we have a guy, John Campbell, the champion of the poor and downtrodden being given a parting gift of the same nature and cost that most of the people he ‘represents’ would get and be happy about when they leave a workplace.

For him, nope, I guess a $10k gold watch was in order, after all – he is not really like the people he wants to represent, he is better.

Pip Keane and John Campbell forget they were paid very well indeed, that was their recompense for their service, the huge eye-watering pay packets.

Their attitude explains much about why they were told DCM.


– NZ Herald

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.