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Sarah Simnitch let go

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autolab
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Sarah Simnitch let go

Post by autolab » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:32 pm

TV5 morning anchor Sarah Simnitch was shown the door this week. Here's what she posted on her Facebook page -- to say she's not taking this firing well is an understatement.

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FACEBOOK POST:

I was at breakfast at the diner in my hometown of Swartz Creek, this morning, when the waitress refilling our coffee said,
“You’re on TV, right, honey?!”
I said back, “Was...yes”.
I got the “bad kind” of chills all over.
“WAS”.
First time I’d ever said that out loud, but it won’t be the last.

After 4 yrs. of welcoming me into your homes, in mid-Michigan, each & every one of you DESERVE an explanation.

I did NOT leave TV-5 on my own — I was told this past Wednesday, that would be my final day of work.

I will say, I was given a “loose thread” reason, at best.

What started out as a normal day, ended FAR from normal.

Being “on the air” is about 50% of what Journalists do.
The majority of the visits, events & fundraisers I Emcee’d, advocated for & shared with you... were done on my own time — I was not paid for those “extras”, they were not “required”.
I did it because I truly WANTED to.

As a self-proclaimed “work-aholic”, even knowing the final outcome, I wouldn’t go back & change a single thing, if I could.

I gave 150% every. single. day.
That was not good enough.

I took just as much pride in my career OFF the clock, as I did ON the clock.

I can only hope that I had a positive impact on the lives of people — & pets — that crossed my path.

I have no idea what’s next.
NO idea.
I DO know God has a plan, that we aren’t always supposed to understand.
I think God knew I’ve been exhausted for about 6 years.
I think God knew I had an hour commute to & from work, in the middle of the night.
I think God knew I was giving more and more of my time to work, every single week.
I think God made this decision FOR me.

For now, I am enjoying a mental break.
I am resting, I am not on a deadline, I am open to whatever my calling is.

I intend to keep this page for a different use, now: to share the adventures of “Zinny” & I as we visit hospice patients, to share photos of inspiration & uplifting words... & to give you an inside look at this tremendous transition in my life.

Thank you.
Thank you for embracing the stories of SO many inspiring people, I was able to meet.
Thank you for having coffee “with” me, each morning.
Thank you for following my journey. ❤️



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TheForce
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Re: Sarah Simnitch let go

Post by TheForce » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:30 pm

Holy crap! I did not see this coming! Best wishes to Sarah! What in the heck is wrong with TV5!?



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Re: Sarah Simnitch let go

Post by jerrydancer » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:14 pm

Would you be taking it well?
She’s loved by all.
Check out 5’s Facebook timeline/wall.
People are furious, not to mention they’re making their literal hatred well known, toward Alana Holland.
Not good TV5.



DAC
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Re: Sarah Simnitch let go

Post by DAC » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:06 am

I really thought that Sarah was the "heir apparent" when Carrie Sharp left. What a shame.



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Re: Sarah Simnitch let go

Post by lovinlife101 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:47 am

I’m glad I got here before the Sarge posted his typical strident “IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!”

Sad thing is none of her coworkers will stick up for her. They’re only looking out for themselves. #pitiful



R Bedell
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Re: Sarah Simnitch let go

Post by R Bedell » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:15 pm

She’s loved by all.
Not so. I, for one, never cared for her. I know a lot of people that feel the same way. She was a good teleprompter reader, I will give her that. Some of her "off script" remarks were ---- I'll just say different.

Alana can handle the morning show just fine.

The TV5 turmoil lives on.....



Bdl
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Re: Sarah Simnitch let go

Post by Bdl » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:06 pm

God knows what He's doing...it'll work out.



autolab
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Re: Sarah Simnitch let go

Post by autolab » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:08 am

Maybe God knows that TV5 is a sinking ship and is sending us a message that the time to get out is now.

Sarah, Collette, assist. News director Phil Hendricks... all departed after the arrival of Julie-Karin. They're pushing out people not because they were bad employees... they just weren't "their" employees.

Wonder who's next to escape/get pushed out???



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Re: Sarah Simnitch let go

Post by Realist » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:55 pm

autolab wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:08 am
Maybe God knows that TV5 is a sinking ship and is sending us a message that the time to get out is now.

Sarah, Collette, assist. News director Phil Hendricks... all departed after the arrival of Julie-Karin. They're pushing out people not because they were bad employees... they just weren't "their" employees.

Wonder who's next to escape/get pushed out???
PLEASE let it be Custer!



autolab
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Re: Sarah Simnitch let go

Post by autolab » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:07 pm

Golden boy? I doubt it.

However the powers at the Rusty Nickle seem to be OK with all of his side hustles and requests to take off during sweeps to see "Aunt Cher".



lovinlife101
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Re: Sarah Simnitch let go

Post by lovinlife101 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:59 pm

I just don’t see a good reason for someone being let go in that market. It’s tough to think anyone is making a living wage.

Unless the person was toxic, which this doesn’t seem to be the case.



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Re: Sarah Simnitch let go

Post by JRBlitz » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:06 am

Scot Johnson.
autolab wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:08 am
Maybe God knows that TV5 is a sinking ship and is sending us a message that the time to get out is now.

Sarah, Collette, assist. News director Phil Hendricks... all departed after the arrival of Julie-Karin. They're pushing out people not because they were bad employees... they just weren't "their" employees.

Wonder who's next to escape/get pushed out???



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Re: Sarah Simnitch let go

Post by lovinlife101 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:32 am

JRBlitz wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:06 am
Scot Johnson.
autolab wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:08 am
Maybe God knows that TV5 is a sinking ship and is sending us a message that the time to get out is now.

Sarah, Collette, assist. News director Phil Hendricks... all departed after the arrival of Julie-Karin. They're pushing out people not because they were bad employees... they just weren't "their" employees.

Wonder who's next to escape/get pushed out???
Is he an “escape” or a “push”?

Seems like local sports has never been a big priority for TV5. You won’t even see the sports person’s face in several newscasts, just prerecorded voice track.




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Re: Sarah Simnitch let go

Post by R Bedell » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:49 am

PLEASE let it be Custer!
AMEN to that.



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