The Cynic
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Losing My Ledger Edge...

Cheap Plug: I reopened Sporting Fool again, it'll probably be free of Bee-Ranom, although he can rejoin whenever he likes. I'm convinced he stopped reading me a while back, since he got a girlfriend and a social life and stuff. Anyway, I'll be more of a column-based site with the occasional quick hits from the sporting world. Nothing as educational and fulfilling as what Yoni Cohen is doing on the regular, but I don't hate Dick Vitale as much.

As some of you know, I occasionally get frustrated with my job. This isn't a job rant because I don't need to get fired, but I've lost many good friends in the last few years. I remember earlier this year how distraught I was when Amy left because she was so pleasant to talk to every day. She really liked her job. I could talk to her and be envious of the excitement she had for being a cop reporter. I'm glad she got better opportunities but I definitely miss her.

My hope was that she would be the closest friend I'd lose at the Ledger (not counting my retired Sports editor), but the most recent departure has hit me. My friend and online guru Jamie is leaving to take a better position within the corporate structure. Of course I'm happy for her, I'll always be supportive of my friends getting more credit (and cash), but Jamie's lost has been particularly difficult to deal with because she's one of the few reasons I show up at work everyday.

I really can't describe Jamie in any sense of words. If you know her, you know her. A beautiful person, not a mean-spirited bone in her body, always available with a smile. I pretty much treat her like a cross between a little sister and a high school crush and she doesn't even take offense to it. She lets me insult the douche bags she dates and appreciates my feeble attempts to protect her from evil.

After she told me she was leaving, I said I wasn't going to talk to her anymore. I was kidding, but part of me wanted to be serious. Maybe it would be easier not to talk to each other, not due to the fact that she is leaving but because everytime we talked, we'd be a day closer to the end of those daily chats.

I'm not going to make this too long or sappy because it isn't my style. I'm upset that corporate is taking Jamie away. Jamie's boss is really upset because he loses the best worker he's had, I'm upset because I'm losing one of the truly good people. While it's nice that she's dragged her time here until Jan. 28, I know that Jan. 29 is going to be the day that work became a little more difficult.

I miss her already.

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