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Upper Deck Gives Five More Employees the Axe

Just got this email from a newly unemployed Upper Decker, a PR employee who worked for the company for 14 years.

The layoffs came just about a month after the company moved to what appear to be much more modest HQ offices.

Is Upper Deck circling the drain?

Hobby and Sports Media Folks-

I trust this email finds you all happy and healthy. On Friday, July 22, I was laid off from the Upper Deck Company. After 14 years of dedicated service, my number finally came up. I was one of five employees who got the boot in yet another round of cost-cutting measures. I enjoyed my time immensely at UD and will greatly miss my role of providing you guys with the latest and greatest news coming out of Rutherford Road in Carlsbad (we moved three weeks ago)!

I hope that they can right the ship sooner than later, but only time will tell. In the meantime, please direct any media inquiries to UD Survivor Chris Carlin. (Did you know that Carlin and I started at UD on the same day:  January 12, 1998?) Chris can be reached at chris_carlin@upperdeck.com or by calling 760-929-3159.

Now for the good part: Who needs help? I’m looking for my next gig and would prefer to stay in a PR/Communications/Editorial role. Sports is what I know best, but I believe my skill set is transferable to other industries. I will continue to write and would like to submit articles and/or story ideas periodically for consideration. Along those same lines, any leads or help you guys can provide would be much appreciated. I currently live in North County San Diego, but I’m open to relocation if the right opportunity presents itself.

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