Intel Cuts 300 Employees in Ireland

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cdillon

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Don't say "cuts 300 employees" in the title and then say "cuts 294 jobs" in the summary text. That just looks retarded.
 

Marcus Yam

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[citation][nom]cdillon[/nom]Don't say "cuts 300 employees" in the title and then say "cuts 294 jobs" in the summary text. That just looks retarded.[/citation]
While I see where you are experiencing dissonance, please understand that there are certain conventions in news writing. Although it may seem to be a simple matter of making the headline the exact 294 instead of 300, the issue becomes more complicated when dealing larger figures. What if it were 2944 employees? We know that during financial reports that companies don't have exactly $5,000,000 in revenue, yet we still put 5 million in the headline. Such a rounding convention is established in news production to make it simpler to convey general ideas in headlines, with the idea that specifics are in the body. Here are some more examples of rounding: http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/mod/resource/view.php?id=286545

Thanks for reading and the feedback.
 

Hanin33

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Jane & Marcus,

some people just believe it their duty to be pedantic and possibly feel they could do a better job than anyone in any job. while i myself have been guilty of pointing out spelling issues, is the difference of 6 in a value of hundreds really something you should point out? oh well.. keep up the good work and chins high!
 

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What I do appreciate is that the writers have the time to explain things to people that aren't in their field. At least now I know and would have less of a tendency to ask stupid questions later.

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skalagon

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Bad news for Ireland, for Gods sake its about time the Goverment got off their asses and started cutting the costs of business in Ireland instead of being so scared of the unions that they don't do a thing.
 
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