The inevitable layoffs at various Condé Nast properties depend on who is running the particular publication, the New York Observer reports.
"The general consensus is, 'Let's get it over with,'" claims an Observer insider in a Condé Nast editorial staff. But a business staffer was quoted as claiming that each decision to announce layoffs depends essentially on the person responsible, saying some could start within weeks or in a few months.
Technically those in charge could wait until the end of January to announce cuts,
and the 'entrepreneurial spirit' of Condé Nast allows each publication to balance its own budget and make its own calls. This could mean that a spate of layoffs could begin very soon and continue for some time.
In general the Observer found that on the editorial side the intention is to begin immediately, citing "not much appetite" for delaying job cuts, while the business side is seems more inclined to wait, "depending on where they (staffers) are on projects."
Source: New York Observer