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« Reply #90 on: February 23, 2019, 06:59:29 am »

I really hate bumping a topic this old but this has relevance.

https://www.endeavorbusinessmedia.com/news/endeavor-business-media-acquires-multiple-pennwell-operating-units-from-clarion

For the last several months the mothership (Clarion Events) has been hinting that they wanted to offload some properties that didn't align with their long-term vision.  After some time (we were told mid-January that a buyer was in place and the legal stuff needed to be done) we finally got a company wide video announcement that a relatively new B2B company would acquire those properties and in kind would acquire about 140 former Pennwell employees in the process.  I was not one of them.  That doesn't mean I was laid off.  I know of no one who was in this transaction (at this time).  It really no longer matters to me anyway; tendered my notice of resignation last Friday and my final day with Pennwell will be March 1.  I will take a week off then start new employment March 11 at Bluefin Payment Systems (they're located in Corporate Woods across the street from QT HQ on 129th East Ave, but I'll have the option of working remote as many do these days).

It will be an interesting setup for a while.  The building at 15th and Sheridan is for sale and rumored to be close to closing on that sale.  Clarion is looking for a building to relocate to, but for the time being, two companies will occupy this single building.  When Clarion and/or Endeavor find places of their own, the building is rumored to have been bought by a local charter school who wishes to relocate.  I have my suspicions as to which school that is.

I enjoyed my time at Pennwell but the fluidity in ownership is such that I felt a move was necessary (I also got a pretty nice pay bump out of the deal).  Hard to believe in my lifetime of employment I've spent the last 25 years at just three employers.  As a further note, the office since the layoffs resemble the atmosphere at Promenade Mall now.  Like a funeral.  I spent most of my time working remote since then because I hated the atmosphere.

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« Reply #91 on: February 23, 2019, 08:37:14 am »

So, is the press room still there or has that been moved? I can remember doing cabling work in the area underneath the press floor and the sound drove me nuts.

Sad to hear this, wish you the best in your future work.
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« Reply #92 on: February 23, 2019, 07:12:46 pm »

I really hate bumping a topic this old but this has relevance.


I enjoyed my time at Pennwell but the fluidity in ownership is such that I felt a move was necessary (I also got a pretty nice pay bump out of the deal).  Hard to believe in my lifetime of employment I've spent the last 25 years at just three employers. 




You got me to thinking about jobs and tenure, so did some calcs of my own.  Last 53 years have had 8 employers.  At least 2 due to getting 'put out the door' similar to what you experienced - company bought and new environment not viable.  And two regular RIF's.   Never fun, either way.

Never can tell, this may be a great thing!   Or it could be just a plain ole' turd sandwich...  Time will tell!   Good luck!!!

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« Reply #93 on: February 23, 2019, 08:00:21 pm »

I really hate bumping a topic this old but this has relevance.

https://www.endeavorbusinessmedia.com/news/endeavor-business-media-acquires-multiple-pennwell-operating-units-from-clarion

For the last several months the mothership (Clarion Events) has been hinting that they wanted to offload some properties that didn't align with their long-term vision.  After some time (we were told mid-January that a buyer was in place and the legal stuff needed to be done) we finally got a company wide video announcement that a relatively new B2B company would acquire those properties and in kind would acquire about 140 former Pennwell employees in the process.  I was not one of them.  That doesn't mean I was laid off.  I know of no one who was in this transaction (at this time).  It really no longer matters to me anyway; tendered my notice of resignation last Friday and my final day with Pennwell will be March 1.  I will take a week off then start new employment March 11 at Bluefin Payment Systems (they're located in Corporate Woods across the street from QT HQ on 129th East Ave, but I'll have the option of working remote as many do these days).

It will be an interesting setup for a while.  The building at 15th and Sheridan is for sale and rumored to be close to closing on that sale.  Clarion is looking for a building to relocate to, but for the time being, two companies will occupy this single building.  When Clarion and/or Endeavor find places of their own, the building is rumored to have been bought by a local charter school who wishes to relocate.  I have my suspicions as to which school that is.

I enjoyed my time at Pennwell but the fluidity in ownership is such that I felt a move was necessary (I also got a pretty nice pay bump out of the deal).  Hard to believe in my lifetime of employment I've spent the last 25 years at just three employers.  As a further note, the office since the layoffs resemble the atmosphere at Promenade Mall now.  Like a funeral.  I spent most of my time working remote since then because I hated the atmosphere.

I'll answer any questions I can.

Good luck, glad you found a landing spot
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« Reply #94 on: February 24, 2019, 10:07:52 am »

So, is the press room still there or has that been moved? I can remember doing cabling work in the area underneath the press floor and the sound drove me nuts.

Sad to hear this, wish you the best in your future work.

I believe it's still there but not sure how much it's being used.  It wasn't used for the announcement, that much I can tell you.

And don't feel sad for me; I'd been pondering a move for much longer than 2 weeks now.  This new offer started to materialize around Christmas.  I'm excited.  Can't say that much about Pennwell for the last 12 months.  However for those employees who will be following the new company I'm optimistic for.  The new CEO is young and appears driven to succeed.  My only concern is that I think he's a former CFO.  I hope he's not strictly a bean counter as CEO.
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« Reply #95 on: February 24, 2019, 07:30:41 pm »

 I will take a week off then start new employment March 11 at Bluefin Payment Systems (they're located in Corporate Woods across the street from QT HQ on 129th East Ave, but I'll have the option of working remote as many do these days).

Good Luck!

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« Reply #96 on: February 25, 2019, 08:41:28 am »

Good Luck!

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Thanks to those of you who messaged me privately concerned that I wouldn't have gainful employment but I did have a plan B so to speak.  And had been pondering this since around Christmas when the future of the company wasn't so clear (because the suits rarely keep the minions well-informed on those things of importance has been my experience in my 30 plus years of gainful employment) so this wasn't a decision I arrived at without trepidation.
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« Reply #97 on: May 08, 2019, 05:56:31 pm »

Heard today Midstates Petroleum is being merged with Amplify Energy and the HQ will move to Houston.  Not sure how many jobs will be lost but they have an office in the Kennedy building downtown.
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