Gawker employees are not millionaires and they need a full-time income to survive, so when Gawker.com comes to a close this week, the employees will suffer a lot more than the owner. The owner will not have to worry about paying his rent or utility bills. The owner will not have to struggle finding another job in an already over saturated job market. He will just move on to the next big deal.
Yes, the employees suffered more than the owner. The owner of Gawker.com has received a lot of exposure. Exposure often leads to more opportunities. The owner stands to continue making money I the industry. The employees lost their jobs and their income. As a result the employees suffer more than the owner
The owner definately suffers by not having a website they can run, but unfortunately, like in many cases like this, the employees suffer a great deal. Hopefully they will find new jobs soon and will be able to continue their careers, but many of them were likely struggling to get by in the first place.
Although it sucks losing your job, especially when the company is going under and you didn't do anything to deserve it, Gawker's owner is the one who really got hammered here. His name has been (rightfully) drug through the mud, he lost everything after his refusal to take down Hulk Hogan's sex tape, and now he's damaged goods. I'm only surprised it lasted 14 years to begin with.