Oprah Brings Joy to Staffers’ Holiday Seasons by Laying Them Off

And you get a pink slip, and YOU get a pink slip! Oprah Winfrey, so loved by millions, is so unloved by 183 former employees of her company. She laid the group off as part of her final exit plans from Chicago. Oprah’s hitting up California y’all!

Oprah’s consolidating her company, Harpo Studios, in Hollywood where she can better manage her OWN TV network and other projects. The layoffs weren’t a complete surprise to employees as they were notified in March of this year. Still, no one wants to look for a job during Christmas. Get ready to ring those Salvation Army bells outside shopping malls, Oprah employees.

Winfrey’s been in Chicago for 26 years. When you think of it, she’s done so much for that city. It’s Oprah and Michael Jordan. That’s it. Back in March, she talked to The Hollywood Reporter and said about Chicago,

“[Chicago has] been everything for me. I’ve spent more hours in this building than I have any other building on Earth. … We were here when there was nothing but hoes and rats on the street, and now it’s one of the hottest neighborhoods…”

Well, now that you’re leaving, it’ll probably revert back to the ‘hoes and rats’. Somewhere in Chicago,¬†giant sewer rats are giving clawed-high fives to hoes.

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Mental Floss
Mental Floss
8 years ago

This is not the first time that Oprah has terminated her staff. It’s happened more than we know. This time she terminated her staff and at the same time she publishes her list of hot Christmas items. Nice move ochra! Not a fan.