Long Wharf Isn't Cutting Scores of Jobs
There are enough scary job-loss numbers floating around out there without alarming people unnecessarily, but that's what some unclear writing about Long Wharf Theatre's staff cuts has managed to do.
I've seen the misinterpretation in a couple of places, so I feel compelled to mention: Long Wharf isn't cutting 40 to 50 jobs; it's cutting about 10 percent of a full-time staff that numbers between 40 and 50 people. That's four or five jobs. Still not great news, but much better than 10 times that.
Why such a fuzzy number was given in the first place is a mystery. Surely an exact figure would not have been difficult for a reporter to nail down.