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.