Times Staffers Betting Against Their New Boss

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In one of the least auspicious starts to a new job we've ever heard of, New York Times staffers apparently have a betting pool underway on how long new and embattled CEO Mark Thompson lasts on the job. "No word on how much money is in the pool," the New York Post reports, but he's apparently already pushed back two town-hall meetings at which he was to discuss the scandals that followed him from the BBC, so the pool sounds like one exciting wager.