Galadari Printing / KT ROT
Nobody should scare off the other with threats of privacy law. Yes, without name calling and avoiding character assassination, we (both in KT and outside) need to expose the rot.
And who doesn’t know that Mr. Subhani has kept a full time research person to comment on this blog and make it look like comments by outsiders. This is to fully support them and seek sympathisers at the eleventh hour of the clean-up campaign and the time has now come to “Keep track of change”.
Ever since the rot has been exposed, Mr. Sharma and Mr. Subhani have been moving through various departments in the organisation seeking for sympathisers to help them resolve the issue.
The CEO also decided that all employees should join him for Breakfast meeting on a Thursday every month, this was only introduced after the crooks realised they are being exposed and to save their name from shame, decided to bring the employees closer, so as to get friendlier to them. But all this is too late, you cannot escape in the 38th day, remember the days of a thief are only 40 and hence we are closer to cleaning the rot at KT once and for all.
It is a sad story that the likes of Mr. Sharma and Mr. Subhani can come from across other continents, without any knowledge of the UAE and wreck (or rape) the once flourishing media house by ruining its professionalism.
None of the new recruits have any media background, either they are fresher’s straight from college or have been working in non-media related companies, or were just a bunch of rejects from Hindustan Times. It also took HT quite a while to realise they had employed the wrong people in their organisation and this paved way for Mr. Sharma and his gang to easily sail to KT, because there was a loop-hole somewhere and there is readily available resources that can be misused to the maximum.
Yes and very true, one of the female business reporters does not know to construct a sentence in English, all her press release and press interviews are forwarded to Mr. Subhani’s private email i/d and then he works on all her articles from his cabin. Once it is put together with all the copy and paste stuff, he orders the Business Editor to give the articles prominence even if it is not news-worthy.
This is just to build an image for the female staff so that she looks like she can write some concrete material.
After being dropped from the supplements desk, Mr. Subhani hurriedly deployed her in the Business section, as he has direct control over this department and all work is channelled through him, so it makes the life of the female staff easier. Of course, the woman has no option, but to keep the editor entertained during his needs and everyone is aware of the situation, its nothing new in KT.
The Business Editor Mr. Bruce Stanley himself is a lost person in the KT world and does not have any Middle East experience. On the Business Desk, he has no powers at all and must go by what Mr. Subhani instructs him to do.
In any case, he hasn’t been much of an editor. Prior to joining KT, Mr. Stanley was a stringer with the Wall Street Journal in a South East Asian Country and was brought in by Mr. Newland (Associate Editor) to add colour (white skin) to the department. Not forgetting Mr. Newland served in the same City as Mr. Stanley, but at a fast food outlet as a duty supervisor.
“Doesn’t matter if you cannot construct a story, but you are most welcome on board KT and enjoy your tenure here, ” this seems to be the assurance given to every new staff recruited to the desk through nepotism. It is total disaster, because most of the staff are acquaintances to the charlatans in senior position.
Why should one man bring down a multi-billion dirham investment overnight? Immediate action must be taken, there should be no room left for compromise, because every single day that passes through the hands of Mr. Subhani and his associates is bringing KT down extremely fast.
Mr. Subhani has ruined KT with the powers of nepotism, hoping that he would be using all his might to take control of the organisation. Little did he know that he was ruining the once reputable media house in the region, because he engaged people with no knowledge in journalism?
On closely scrutinising, all the new appointments at KT have been done purely on nepotism. Each and every person currently working in KT has had some association with Mr. Didier Brun, Mr. Sharma, Mr. Subhani, Mr. Newland etc. Sit and observe and ask yourself the same question, who are these chaps and what are their underground connections with the so-called editors.
The sad part is all these new staffers are given top priority with whatever they do, even if blunders appear in the newspaper, which actually does, they hurriedly try to quash up the matter among themselves, some of these problems are damn serious to the public and cannot be overlooked from the professional point of view, but because nepotism works at the highest level, they somehow get away with lots of errors and that is why KT is known to have a daily column for clarification and corrections/APOLOGIES.
Look at the enormous entertain bills being presented to the accounts, besides this there is fuel allowance, what not allowances just to boost an individual’s bank account. We really don’t need to entertain people, because the high quality of KT in the past spoke for itself. The duties of these editors is just to wine and dine with female work colleagues and sending them to foreign trips at the expenses of potential advertisers.
People frequently call KT to complain that the newspaper had failed to publish certain meaningful and news worthy articles or have recycled some stale news that had already appeared in other publications 2 weeks ago.
Why? Because KT lacks the professionals and all that Mr. Subhani has to do his deploy his research person on the Net to copy and paste paragraphs from different sites and build up story database, which has no head or tail and does not make any sense when read in between the lines.
It is a known fact that those who have made comments on this blog protecting Mr. Sharma and his associates are just people from within the circle posing as outsiders and sympathisers in general.
The news features are badly written too many grammatical and factual mistakes, even copy paste jobs cannot be perfect
They are doing everything possible to write comments supporting themselves and at the same time looking for people to give them a back-up, because time has come to “keep track of change” and this is now the eleventh hour for drama to unfold.
Though it is appreciated that the Galadari Group have put on hold the hiring and firing of staff (due to recession), but time has come for a complete overhaul of the entire editorial department, just to save the newspaper’s once reputed image.
The image of KT has to be saved at all costs and time has really come for the big change. All the re-launches have been a wasted effort, both material wise and financially, there has been no improvement of sale, the quality of the Weekend magazine has dropped tremendously and urgently requires a new look all together.
Every single employee needs to go through fresh interview and screening, this way there will be great improvements. The HR Manager, Sevine Ghandour herself has no knowledge in the HR world and just runs about with big files, targeting on who should be dismissed from the organisation. The cleaning up exercise should start from her, as it passes through the editorial.
And guys don’t worry about the privacy law, because we are all here to save a reputable organisation from being totally destroyed. No one is against the other in any way, it should not look like a personal grudge.
We must continue contributing to this blog in one way or the other, and please lets avoid character assassination. Right now, the duty is to clean the ROT at KT, and not name-calling, because this touches on the personal image of an individual and it is not really appropriate.
Yes, we should expose everything from the petty incidents to the top-most level. Lets avoid abuses, but let’s give out the concrete information.
This beautiful investment took 3 decades of hard work and must not be destroyed. There is still hope for salvage, but let the bad boys leave first, none should be spared, because they are all eggs from the same basket, sparing one does not improve the situation, we need to get rid of the bad egg too.
There are many professionals out here in the market, who can bring a big change to KT at the most minimal cost, especially at this time of the crisis. So why can’t we utilise their talents, rather than rely on people who come from fast food outlets and pubs.