Michael Baisden was fired yesterday for daring to negotiate with Lew “Tricky” Dickey and his “Other Brother” Elroy, I mean John.
It’s an ugly new chapter of hardball Dickey style as the firing of Baisden is a perfect example of what new dirty tactics Cumulus employees may face as the company struggles with bankruptcy concerns and waits for the 2014 acquisition of CBS Radio.
Now, 50 ways to leave a Dickey.
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- What one thing a Cumulus employee must never ever do when they are negotiating with a Dickey.
- The only person who ever sliced and diced the Dickeys in a contract negotiation. And here’s how he did it.
- What stops the Dickeys from going through with enforcing a non-compete for employees they’ve either fired or who have left on their own.
- Why Cumulus is now letting contracts expire without serious negotiations in advance of this sucker punch.
- Finally! The answer to the question why would Cumulus fire employees like Michael Baisden who are making them tons of money rather than keep him at a pay cut he was willing to take.
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