State of the Union
Things aren't what they used to be at local TV stations. Union rule has been watered down, part-timers do the jobs once held by full-timers, and bosses are obsessed with the cost of keeping so many experienced people on the payroll. You've got to feel for Bob Furlong. How can he make any money with all those disloyal employees taking vacation days? But Old Fezziwig Furlong* did find one way to save a few extra bucks this year: he cancelled the company Christmas Party.
*Several people have written that I'm misusing the "Fezziwig" reference; For the humor impaired, I was being ironic, OK?