Helen Jupiter Laid Off Erev Yom Kippur From Jewcy.com

Helen sent out the following this afternoon:

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am very sad to report that after 14 months of hard work — often solitary, always effective — for Jewcy.com, I’ve been let go.  I spent the majority of my time with Jewcy very passionate and optimistic about the possibilities for the site, and I know that many of you felt the same way.  Thanks to everyone who contributed and participated during my tenure with Jewcy.  It has been a pleasure working with you all, and I am a better person for it.

Those of you who have pitches or projects out can contact Tahl and Michael for future guidance.

Despite being let go on Erev Yom Kippur — with no notice and no severance — I wish the Jewcy family a happy, healthy, and healing new year.

At this very sad time, I’d like to remember Helen in happier moments. I want to treasure the enormous joy she’s brought to so many of us:

I’d like to believe I have the gift of empathy and that the following poem embodies how Helen feels:

 

Well, I heard some people talkin’ just the other day
And they said you were gonna put me on a shelf
But let me tell you I got some news for you
And you’ll soon find out it’s true
And then you’ll have to eat your lunch all by yourself
’cause I’m already gone
And I’m feelin’ strong
I will sing this vict’ry song, woo, hoo,hoo,woo,hoo,hoo

The letter that you wrote me made me stop and wonder why
But I guess you felt like you had to set things right
Just remember this, my girl, when you look up in the sky
You can see the stars and still not see the light (that’s right)

And I’m already gone
And I’m feelin’ strong
I will sing this vict’ry song, woo, hoo,hoo,woo, hoo,hoo

Well I know it wasn’t you who held me down
Heaven knows it wasn’t you who set me free
So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
And we never even know we have the key

But me, I’m already gone
And I’m feelin’ strong
I will sing this vict’ry song
’cause I’m already gone
Yes, I’m already gone
And I’m feelin’ strong
I will sing this vict’ry song
’cause I’m already gone
Yes, I’m already gone
Already gone
All right, nighty-night

First Joey Kurtzman is gone from Jewcy. Now Helen Jupiter. When will the madness end? Is John Derbyshire next? Surely October 8, 2008 will go down in history as the day the long Jewcy knives came out.

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