We're almost certain that more esteemed colleagues like Steven T. Jones and Joe Eskenazi didn't come across a request from a Chronicle reporter to unpublish their items on yesterday's involuntary layoffs

But we sure did.

Hi, Brock:

I'm a reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle and shop steward for the Guild. I just wanted to drop you a note about your blog post listing the names of those who've been laid off.

Several folks who've been laid off are extremely concerned about their names being posted on your site. They want to keep it as private as possible for a number of reasons. For some, there are emotional issues involved. But for others, there are much more serious ramifications to being laid off that have to do with their careers and personal finances.

Is there a way you could take that post down?