Longtime weather anchor Neal Pascal has left WTVC in Chattanooga after 25 years on the air.
According to the Chattanoogan, he showed up for work last Friday but did not appear on the broadcasts. The station says he “resigned” but you have to wonder if he was forced to resign.
But the interesting part of the Chattanoogan article is the sentence deep into the report that Pascal “and other members of the Channel 9 newsroom reportedly took a pay cut this year.”
Paycuts are uncommon for employees who have contracts specifying what they will be paid for the length of the contract. Unless of course the company includes a clause which permits the stations to adjust contracts or hours or job duties during the life of the contract.