Even with all of that, though, it is still possible to imagine that Time Inc.'s 90 publications, which include some of the most storied magazines in American history, would continue to adhere to the normal ethical rules of journalism out of simple pride. Most interesting is this ranking criteria: "Produces content that [is] beneficial to advertiser relationship." These editorial employees were all ranked in this way, with their scores ranging from 2 to 10.
And not just at work: I have spreadsheets to track my finances, the books I’ve read, the countries I’ve visited and which combinations of friends might enjoy a dinner party together — that would be the very useful “friend interaction matrix,” responsible for many a successful social gathering whose participants were brought together, unwittingly, by spreadsheet.
In a letter to Time Inc., the Guild says that four writer-editors were laid off "out of seniority order" based on the rankings in the spreadsheet above.
We've contacted a evaluation was conducted in response to the Guild's requirement for our rationale for out of seniority layoffs.
He rated a woman's physical appearance on a scale between one and 10. The spreadsheet was colour-coded: blue indicated upcoming dates, orange meant "monitor closely" and bold signified "ASAP", or as soon as possible.
The meticulously detailed spreadsheet quickly went viral after Merkur sent it to one woman, Arielle, 26, following a conversation about it during one of their dates.