#Announcement - Goodbye Everyone!!! (Gary has left the building)

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#Announcement - Goodbye Everyone!!! (Gary has left the building)

Sangsara Sangsara
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Originally posted by Ms. N
...13 people have been let go from EdenFantasys in the past 2 years...

This, exactly, is the first thing that came to mind for me. It has just been one person after another, with no real explanation. For those of us who feel a connection ...
"Cold and corporate" EXACTLY seems like all they care about now is money and right after winning retailer of the year. I really hope that we are not in for a downward spiral now that the core people that had made Eden what it is today are gone. It was a family and now I am afraid it will just be a business
05/16/2013
GONE! GONE!
You'll be missed very much.
05/16/2013
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Gary, Carrie Ann, Sammi, Justin and Emma, As sad as I am for you losing your jobs I am sure this is just a sign that there are better road for you to travel. A slap in the face for sure but sometimes that just means you are putting your efforts forth for the wrong company. You will be missed greatly. Each and everyone of you are awesomesauce personified!

I am so lost, to replace the very folks that made this community what it is is beyond shocking. And then to say "to bring more fun and quality time and events to Eden Community"??? WTF was the last few years, grief and stress?

EF has lost a great staff that in my mind will not be replaced that easily. This is a sad day indeed, Eden will never be the same.
05/16/2013
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
Tim, you're such a sweetheart. We all hope things will be moving in a direction that you and everybody else will enjoy. Although our leaving is not under the best of circumstances, we hope that this is the beginning of something better for everybody.
05/16/2013
Woman China Woman China
Elvis has left the building too?

It has been fun reading all your comments ladies and gents and Elvis (I mean Gary) during my time here at EF. I may not have spoken or communicated with many of you personally, but you were all well respected by me as I silently stalked you in the forums and through your reviews- hopefully that counts for a little something!

Be well, be safe, and I wish you all well in whatever comes next.

I do truly beleive that you guys shaped Eden into what we have come to know and love through your blood, sweat and tears. Your hard work and dedication- I cannot speak for anyone but myself here- has always been truly appreciated and valued, and I thank-you.

Live long and masturbate for peace while following the yellow brick road.
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05/16/2013
Kitka Kitka
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Gary, Carrie Ann, Sammi, Justin and Emma, As sad as I am for you losing your jobs I am sure this is just a sign that there are better road for you to travel. A slap in the face for sure but sometimes that just means you are putting your efforts forth ...
Well said Tim!
05/16/2013
Sir Sir
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
As a non-troll I'll verify what Truthiness has to say as all truthy.

What's going on here is 100% damage control and y'all would be wise to be skeptical. The behavior of Eden over the last two years has been the behavior of a ...
Haven't seen you in a while.
05/16/2013
Ryuson Ryuson
While I am super upset and skeptical about this whole situation (ALL contactable admins are gone? Seriously? Sans Stormy, who is back on for a very short bit), I also think that people are blowing this out of proportion.

I think that Eden probably is in a bit of trouble; they sell expensive sex toys during a recession, things are going to be tough, and aren't going to get better magically. At the same time, they give away a LOT of free stuff, which must cost them a ton.

I also think that Eden is not just doing 'damage control.' I feel like 'damage control' would be 100% stopping all assignments and points and putting everything up for 50% off sale. Firing all of the admins before the site shuts down doesn't seem like a normal course for 'damage control.'

It's also nice that they have the decency to tell us WHEN people leave, and not just leave us hanging. It's more than most sites do! While there isn't much transparency... Judging by how people took just this small bit of news, I have a feeling that much more transparency would have resulted in a mob.

I hope all of you find an awesome, new job! Maybe you can start a bakery and sell cookies shaped like kittens or something.

I guess I'm just trying to say:

It's not over until it's over! Don't count Eden dead just because they may be having troubles or they do some weird staff-change things. It's far from awesome, yes, but at the same time it's also not a giant 'NO VACANCY' sign on the front page. Let's all take a deep breath and see what happens next.
05/16/2013
Bo #34 Bo #34
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Originally posted by Ryuson
While I am super upset and skeptical about this whole situation (ALL contactable admins are gone? Seriously? Sans Stormy, who is back on for a very short bit), I also think that people are blowing this out of proportion.

I think that Eden ...
"...It's also nice that they have the decency to tell us WHEN people leave, and not just leave us hanging. It's more than most sites do! ..."

...EF did not tell anybody. The people that were let go told the community. Big difference.
05/16/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Ryuson
While I am super upset and skeptical about this whole situation (ALL contactable admins are gone? Seriously? Sans Stormy, who is back on for a very short bit), I also think that people are blowing this out of proportion.

I think that Eden ...
Love you!!! Well said.
05/16/2013
Ryuson Ryuson
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Originally posted by Bo #34
"...It's also nice that they have the decency to tell us WHEN people leave, and not just leave us hanging. It's more than most sites do! ..."

...EF did not tell anybody. The people that were let go told the community. Big difference.
But Stormy sent out a mass PM, which I think counts as telling everyone. A lot of employers make it so that you can't even TALK about being fired, much less give public notice like JR did or even a vague post like this. I was just trying to say that, while it's a little murky, it's still more information than I've gotten from almost anywhere else when strange situations like this happen.
05/16/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Ryuson
But Stormy sent out a mass PM, which I think counts as telling everyone. A lot of employers make it so that you can't even TALK about being fired, much less give public notice like JR did or even a vague post like this. I was just trying to say ...
Exactly. Hell, I worked at one company that laid off 22 people in one day and they never breathed a word to anyone in the company. No explanations, no reasons, no anything. It was scary, but I worked there for another three and a half years.
05/16/2013
Truthiness Truthiness
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Originally posted by Ansley
Exactly. Hell, I worked at one company that laid off 22 people in one day and they never breathed a word to anyone in the company. No explanations, no reasons, no anything. It was scary, but I worked there for another three and a half years.
Yes, Stormy...this is because you are a scab.
05/16/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Truthiness
Yes, Stormy...this is because you are a scab.
Says the coward hiding behind the fake account...
05/16/2013
Kayla Kayla
So, along with all of these amazing people who are gone (which I'm uber sad about happening), what happened to customer service? I've submitted a support ticket with no response. Are they gone as well?
05/16/2013
Truthiness Truthiness
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Originally posted by Ansley
Says the coward hiding behind the fake account...
Says the vulture who swooped in when her friends were fired. And then lied to the community and hijacked a goodbye thread to do damage control.
05/16/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Kayla
So, along with all of these amazing people who are gone (which I'm uber sad about happening), what happened to customer service? I've submitted a support ticket with no response. Are they gone as well?
Hey Kayla,

CS is still there just a little backed up with a few things. Anything I can help with?
05/16/2013
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Truthiness
Yes, Stormy...this is because you are a scab.
Ummm point of fact a scab is someone who crosses a picket line when the union strikes. There was no union here and this was a mass firing not a strike.

Stormy came back for us and only for a short time, she really shouldn't have left but she had her reasons. Attacking her won't get at the root cause of the problem which is the cloak and dagger manner this place was run with. Cloak and dagger leads to assassinations...and that's what happened.

No company is transparent not even not for profit ones. Expecting a company that relies on your pocketbook to be your best friend is a losing proposition.

Fred had his reasons for doing what he did and he's not going to share them with us...nor is he obligated to morally or ethically. We are not shareholders investing our money with him...we are customers and he can run his business as he sees fit. Let's remember that fact.
05/16/2013
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by Sir
Haven't seen you in a while.
Nope. It was best for me and those still here that I keep my mouth shut. Now, I have nobody to keep quiet for.
05/16/2013
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Truthiness
Says the vulture who swooped in when her friends were fired. And then lied to the community and hijacked a goodbye thread to do damage control.
Oh good lord like you didn't swoop in as well? There are things you don't know that would make you regret what you're doing...just saying. You should be angry but not at Stormy...she's just a convenient target right now for the man hiding behind the curtain. FFS
05/16/2013
QueenBitch QueenBitch
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Originally posted by Truthiness
Says the vulture who swooped in when her friends were fired. And then lied to the community and hijacked a goodbye thread to do damage control.
LIKE!!
05/16/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by QueenBitch
LIKE!!
Talk about hijacking...just sayin'.
05/16/2013
Kayla Kayla
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Originally posted by Ansley
Hey Kayla,

CS is still there just a little backed up with a few things. Anything I can help with?
Affiliate payments appear to be late this month. They normally are paid by the 10th. Any idea on when those will be paid out?
05/16/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Kayla
Affiliate payments appear to be late this month. They normally are paid by the 10th. Any idea on when those will be paid out?
I know they are almost always paid out by the 19th, I'll double check and PM you. Thanks!
05/16/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
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Originally posted by Kayla
So, along with all of these amazing people who are gone (which I'm uber sad about happening), what happened to customer service? I've submitted a support ticket with no response. Are they gone as well?
I give up. I want my gift cards for the slide shows that I did that took me forever to figure out and my computer crashing and having to start all over. I just want to up and leave at this point. I don't understand getting rid of staff and not having adequate staff still available to take care of business. NOT a very wise business move. I hate even saying anything negative in fear that I'll be "punished". But I'm angry to say the least.
05/16/2013
Bo #34 Bo #34
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Originally posted by Ryuson
But Stormy sent out a mass PM, which I think counts as telling everyone. A lot of employers make it so that you can't even TALK about being fired, much less give public notice like JR did or even a vague post like this. I was just trying to say ...
Really? A mass PM?

I didn't know that a small, select group of "valuable contributors", messaged individually through Stormy's personal account constituted a "mass PM".

I didn't know that a glitch in the system would cause a mass PM to only get sent to the top contributors, on the first few pages or so of the community list.  To me that smacks of favoritism and special treatment.  

Since you're on those first few pages, and you quite obviously got one of those messages, you be all sunshine and rainbows ...hell, eat a bag of skittles for everyone.
05/16/2013
Mrs.Hellzapoppin Mrs.Hellzapoppin
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Originally posted by Zombirella
I give up. I want my gift cards for the slide shows that I did that took me forever to figure out and my computer crashing and having to start all over. I just want to up and leave at this point. I don't understand getting rid of staff and not ...
Me too. I made a bunch of videos and I'm not quite sure what's going on with that.
05/16/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
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Originally posted by Bo #34
Really? A mass PM?

I didn't know that a small, select group of "valuable contributors", messaged individually through Stormy's personal account constituted a "mass PM".

I didn't know that a glitch in ...
Seriously people, I am one that got the message. However based on things unknown to everyone, I wouldn't go so far as to consider me "valued" after what I went through last month. Just sayin. Stop worrying about it. That's as far as I'm comfortable going at this point.
05/16/2013
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by Ansley
Says the coward hiding behind the fake account...
Here, I'll say it. Stormy, you're a vulture (more accurate than a scab). What's worse is you KNOW the truth and you chose to come back and blow sunshine and bullshit up everyone's collective ass, not because you care, but because you saw an opportunity to cash in.

What if the new community director is a porn star?? If Fred can't afford to keep even one person on staff, who knows not only the community but the mechanics of the review program administration how the hell does he afford to bring on a star who would obviously only be a spokesperson?

This company might be able to scrape by with a skeleton crew and survive but what Fred always failed to realize is that the company's value was as much about the community as anything else.

Fred fired all community admins without any plan. The only reason stormy is here is because she approached Fred and offered to do damage control. This should tell everybody exactly what they need to know: Fred gave no thought to any of you when he made his decision and seeks now to try to save his reputation by taking Stormy up on her offer.

The idea that Eden has earned your loyalty is an illusion propagated by the people who ran the community - because they DID care. If you want to be loyal, be loyal to THEM and take your business elsewhere. If you're just here for the free shit - well the spend your points fast.
05/16/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
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Originally posted by Mrs.Hellzapoppin
Me too. I made a bunch of videos and I'm not quite sure what's going on with that.
Ah, forget it, it isn't even worth saying.....I've edited what I did say.
05/16/2013
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