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Amid all the Media Christmas cheer, this sad email arrived today from Liberty Street:

Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Subject: Dow Jones Holiday Party

I thought you could add us to your list...

Oh. Wait. We don't have a holiday party. Ever. In the almost-10 years I've worked here, not one. Ever. They donate to charity (read: get a tax break for themselves) instead.

Oh. And they cut our benefits again today. Happy holidays!!!

OK, that sucks. But we might also point out: Tis better to have had benefits and lost them than never to have had benefits at all.

Take our word for it.

Earlier: Media Christmas: Know You Parties, Take 2 (And Please Tell Us About Them)