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After cutting tuition reimbursement benefits and its cafeteria, the financially-troubled Washington Post has started cutting people in what looks to be the first layoffs of 2013.

Fishbowl D.C., which first reported yesterday’s layoffs, has pegged the number of employees cut at 54. Politico says at least 40 people were let go. Either way, it’s a lot. The layoffs came from the paper’s business side, according to Politico, with others coming from its mobile department.

Since the layoffs happened on Feb. 14, they’re easy to nickname. In a post on the Post union’s Facebook page, an employee in the desktop publishing department described it grimly: “The valentine massacre has commenced.”