Several days ago Sesame Workshop announced that it would be trimming its staff by 20 percent, due to the recession. That accounts for nearly 70 jobs. I learned today that 60 percent of the editorial staff has been cut, including the senior editor and the art director, and others. These are significant cuts in an already lean department.
And, despite working in a jaded city like New York, the staff there is the kindest, nicest group of people I've worked with or for. It's like a little oasis of humanity in hardened concrete.
I am thankful that my work with the Workshop hasn't been affected yet, but I sure am feeling sad for those good people who were let go.