My last day working for EdenFantasys is May 13th ...but this isn’t goodbye!

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My last day working for EdenFantasys is May 13th ...but this isn’t goodbye!

Victoria Victoria
Dear incredible loving amazing community,

This is a hard thread to write! But I wanted you to hear it from me. I told my Eden teammates last week and now that we’re starting to transition the management of things, it’s time to tell you.

There is nowhere else in the adult realm that comes even close to this community! This has become such a vibrant and welcoming place for so many people; and although I have often appreciated the moments quietly, it has seriously moved me to watch people connect and help each other in such meaningful ways. You give and get, push and pull, and through it all you become better for the experience and broaden each other’s perspectives. That is just awesome, in the true sense of the word.

You have all helped the Eden team become better, smarter and more compassionate, more attuned to the needs of our customers, and made all of us into your advocates – what a radical concept for a company, right? But that’s what has happened and I personally think Eden walks the talk of being community-based! What is happening here is pretty damn unique! And you should all be proud of that!

I know you will take good care of each other and of the passionate and hardworking team here at Eden. I trust you guys to look out for each other, be kind to each other, and keep Eden growing in meaningful ways! The Eden staff loves this community too – this is the heart and soul of their jobs. They work tirelessly to make Eden a better and better place, by brainstorming and planning and implementing new features and programs, and by doing the “invisible” work of maintaining all of the cool things that seem to run so smoothly from the outside. It’s a lot to manage and I think they do an amazing job!

Even though my last day as Marketing Director / staff member is May 13th, I promise not to be stranger! Don’t worry, I will still pop in on the forum and you will still see me around (I am not leaving the industry, so you’ll know soon enough where I am headed ). This was truly a hard choice for me to make. I spent almost 3 years of my waking life dedicated to Eden and I adore you guys! You people are irresistible!

*I have a favor to ask of you, now… instead of being sad... or God forbid, eulogizing me...I would love it if you would tell me about some of the awesome things you like about, or have experienced with, *other* Eden staff and with each other. Tell me the good stuff, people! Please fill up my heart with your feedback, observations, and memories of my teammates and the community.

Thank you all for being with me as I navigated some pretty crazy times and wonderful projects here, for making every day worth putting my heart into, for being there to make me laugh or to make me think twice about new perspectives. You have changed me and made me a better person.

With much love always,
Victoria
05/05/2011
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Vaccinium Vaccinium
We'll miss you as part of the admin, but I'm glad to hear that you are still going to be around the forums otherwise. Heck, maybe you'll have more time to enjoy the forums now as well since you won't be overwhelmed with other EF duties.

You have my sincerest wishes of good fortune headed forward in your new position, and I'm glad we won't lose you completely.
05/05/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
While this is shocking news, I trust you'll be around and maybe will join in on some more clubs too!

There are so many awesome things about the staff here that I don't know if I can single out any one experience or staff member! But they've all earned my utmost respect for different reasons!
05/05/2011
liilii080 liilii080
Wow! Congrats on whatever amazing things you have coming your way and I'm glad you'll still be hanging around the community. I think my fondest memory within the community has been bonding with a few other members and sharing products between us on our G spot journeys. It's comforting to know there are others trying to figure out what works for them too!
05/05/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
Victoria you are such a beautiful soul. I wont lie, I will miss your dong threats and sending someone to rip our faces off

I am glad you will still be around though. *MUAH*
05/05/2011
Bunnycups Bunnycups
Whenever I go out at night I always think about how you faced your would be attackers in the middle of the street and screamed your head off like a crazy woman. That story and safety advice stayed with me.
05/05/2011
Liz2 Liz2
Yes, I'm sorry to see you leave EF, you have contributed so much to the growth of EF. I sometimes marvel at all the balls you kept in the air! You have always been willing to address our issues and concerns with such honesty and directness.
I will take you at your word that you will not disappear! Hugs
05/05/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise


I'm trying not to be sad by guessing at where you'll next be working.

Hmm...
05/05/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Quote:
Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise


I'm trying not to be sad by guessing at where you'll next be working.

Hmm...
I've been trying to guess too!
05/05/2011
Antipova Antipova
I'm pretty new to the community, but I have been impressed again and again by how much you, and all the other site staff, really care about what you do, about the community, and about each one of us in it! I hope that things will keep running smoothly here after you step down from your admin role, and I hope you'll be be around the forums plenty too.

Congratulations for all your good work here, and all my best to Eden without you at the helm, and to you in whatever you do next!
05/05/2011
gone77 gone77
It's been an honor to work with you. Seriously. This is the best damn team of people I've ever worked with. Eden won't be quite the same without you, but at least you're not going to be a stranger.

Thank you and love you.
05/05/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Ah Mrs V, I truly am saddened to hear this. In my year here you have been the glue that keeps this community together. Your loving embrace and commitment to EF is inspiring. You cherry scented double dong fist helped to mold this community into what it is today.

Having said that, I am happy to hear that you will still be around. Your experience and insight into the adult toy world would be sorely missed. It will very nice to see you active on the forums and hopefully see some more reviews from you! I look forward to hearing about your new job.

As far as "other staff" goes. One of my first online friends (EF was my first online community) has been a great help and a sounding board for me [JR], his girlfriend helped me so much when I first started writing reviews. Both of them will get a wonderful dinner and drinks if I can ever get below the bridge to visit troll land. lol Another staff member whom you have personal ties to, has been another great online friend [Gary]. His humor and weird stories of life at the porn store are must read material. Furthermore, his outstanding commitment to the contributors and review program and the site in general has helped to fine tune my personal life as well.

All the staff here at EF is a fine example of what can be done when the have the means and will to get it done. That is the main reason I am here. So much care and effort goes into making this AWESOME community what it is today.
05/05/2011
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by Victoria
Dear incredible loving amazing community,

This is a hard thread to write! But I wanted you to hear it from me. I told my Eden teammates last week and now that we’re starting to transition the management of things, it’s time to tell you. ...
I can't say that I am not sad to see you go. I just got back and now you are leaving!

I also can't say that I don't appreciate all you have done for Eden, and with your help I was able to give back to my own community. I will miss you and I wish you luck in your ventures!

That being said, I want to say that I love all of Eden, good and bad, no matter what. This place has become my second home through the last year and I am proud to be a part of it. Carrie Ann is an awesome "boss" for the video program, and the rest of the staff is amazing and they all get involved as much as the rest of us do.

I can't stress enough how much I love this place, and it killed me to be gone for these last few months, but I look forward to contributing further to make this place great for everyone, old and new!

05/05/2011
Victoria Victoria
Awww, all of these posts are so kind and one of them made me tear up (ahem, yes you, Tim!) ...THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! You guys are in wonderful hands - the staff here are so committed and caring. And you all do a great job of taking care of each other already
05/05/2011
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
Quote:
Originally posted by Bunnycups
Whenever I go out at night I always think about how you faced your would be attackers in the middle of the street and screamed your head off like a crazy woman. That story and safety advice stayed with me.
I think of this, too! It gives me hope that I would be able to confront and face head-on anyone who wishes to inspire fear within me.
05/05/2011
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
Well, I would also be lying if I didn't say I am so very sad that you will no longer be on staff—though I am very glad you will sticking around the site to (hopefully) participate in the forums and (also hopefully) write reviews. I, too, am also going crazy trying to guess where you're going.

My favorite experience at EF has been witnessing the generous spirit of so many who enjoy giving back to others, even if it is just a word of encouragement. It is incredibly uplifting and encouraging. I am thankful to all of the staff members who have made the Eden Gives Back program a reality.

Best of luck in all your future endeavors!
05/05/2011
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by Bunnycups
Whenever I go out at night I always think about how you faced your would be attackers in the middle of the street and screamed your head off like a crazy woman. That story and safety advice stayed with me.
LOL. I need to find this story!
05/05/2011
Illusional Illusional
You are super amazing and I will miss you so much.
The whole EF team works superhard and is very helpful.
Kristi is very understanding and helps me when I feel confused about things and responses asap even with a heavy workload.
05/05/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Victoria, it'll be hard to not see that green border around your avatar anymore. But I suspect your new masters are very close to Eden, anyway.

You and the staff and other members have helped me become comfortable with what I am sexually, helped to recreate my sexual identity after a dysfunctional marriage, and have given me the go-ahead to believe I am beautiful and deserving of affection. You all have offered support, sympathy, love, wolf-whistles, and realistic advice; things we've all given each other willingly and with abundance.

Good luck on the new job.
05/05/2011
xxx xxx
While I've only been here a short time, I feel incredibly lucky to have worked with you and gotten to know you. Attending Mom 2.0 with you and representing Eden there would not have been the same without your awesome company. Your passion and vision will take you very far and I'm so excited to see what you do next!

05/05/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Aw Victoria! You are going to be missed SO much! It'll be hard getting used to you not being part of the EF staff here. But I agree with Vac that I hope your schedule allows you for plenty of Eden fun and visiting us on the forums because we'll miss you way too much!

The very first people that I got to know on Eden were you and Carrie Ann through your videos on products. Yall were cool, outspoken, fearless, and PINK! I loved it! And it was a video Carrie Ann did on a Fun Factory toy that prompted me to purchase my first real vibrator - ever! (And of course, my collection has since grown.)

All of the Eden Staff is wonderful but you will be missed still. Nothing but love and positivity as you transition on to new territory. You better not be a stranger!
05/05/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I'd like to echo everybody else here. I've had an amazing time working with you, and getting to hang out for a few hours back in November was fantastic. While I'm sad to see you leave us in employment, I'm glad I'll still be seeing you on the forums, and hopefully giving us some more reviews.
05/05/2011
Tuesday Tuesday
You said not to be sad, but how can I help it?

Carrie Ann has been tremendously helpful and kind. She deserves a raise in my opinion. Customer Service is responsive and helpful too.

I hope your new adventure, whatever it is, goes well.
05/05/2011
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by Tuesday
You said not to be sad, but how can I help it?

Carrie Ann has been tremendously helpful and kind. She deserves a raise in my opinion. Customer Service is responsive and helpful too.

I hope your new adventure, whatever it is, goes well.
I second the thought of giving Carrie Ann a raise! She does so much work it is insane!

I know Kristi and the rest of the team do just as much, and I'm sorry if I sound like I'm playing faves, but if I sit here and write what everyone at EF has done for me we would be here all night! Well, I'm going to be here all night anyways, but not on one post!
05/05/2011
Bunnycups Bunnycups
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Originally posted by cherryredhead88
LOL. I need to find this story!
I'll try to find it for you.


Victoria, I'll miss you. Endings are always sad. But with endings come new beginnings and I'm glad to know I'll still be seeing you around.

As far as staff goes, Sam (aka Ju!ia) was such a great mentor. She took me under her wing and was really encouraging. That was before she was even a staff member, so it goes to show how committed she is. No question I've asked her or any other staff member has gone unanswered. I appreciate all of what you gals and guys have done and do. Thank you!
05/05/2011
Gatita Gatita
Victoria it should be no doubt how much this community loves you back. Here's wishing you an abundance of success on you're new venture. You were one of the staff members that help settle me in as a new reviewer over a yr ago. It was your kind, encouraging words & recognition of my reviews that inspired me to continue with the community. While I may not be as active as many, I have enjoyed those moments shared here & I will always thank you for the warm welcome.
05/05/2011
Victoria Victoria
This thread is turning out to be so inspirational and touching - Thank You so much, everyone! I will reply a bit more at length tomorrow...just know that your words have touched my heart
05/05/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
Okay, so, the happy things.


JR is always so nice when I email him with like fifty billion questions (a week), and he never tells me I'm being annoying (even when I KNOW I am).

And Sam is always awesome at leading clubs and discussions and stuff, and keeping track of what's going on and making sure nobody feels ignored.

And Carrie Ann is super super awesome at trying to help you figure out solutions; she's always willing to give it a go.

As for the community...

Well, y'all, a lot of the time I want to smack you all upside the head. But I don't, because there are those other times that you guys take me and flip me upside down and make me see all these points of view that I'd not even considered. You guys all improve me; you make me a better person. Even/especially when you make me crazy.
05/05/2011
Antipova Antipova
Nobody's mentioned yet how awesome Ilya and Maxim are for always keeping us in the loop about which items are in stock. (And, even more importantly, for keeping so many things in stock!) Eden is the only retailer I've ever heard of where that information is available to the buyers, and it's pretty cool. Thanks, guys.

And I'm sure there are other folks behind the scenes doing good work whose faces I've never seen---so thanks to them, too!
05/06/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Quote:
Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
Okay, so, the happy things.


JR is always so nice when I email him with like fifty billion questions (a week), and he never tells me I'm being annoying (even when I KNOW I am).

And Sam is always awesome at leading clubs and ...
So much ditto. How has no one yet told me, "Darling Jen, just stop. You're pestering me!" Love you all!
05/06/2011
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