Hiatus

To the delight of some and the disappointment of others, this site is going on hiatus.

There’s a project I’ve been asked to help with, and if I’m going to give it a fair shot then it will require all my non-CBC attention and then some.

It’s a shame because The Tea Makers is as popular as ever. I never thought it would last more than a month, and here I am more than a year later, still at large in the bowels of the TBC. I won’t be writing anything on this site for a while, but if you want to, email me at cbcteamakers@hotmail.com and I’ll put it up verbatim.

Have fun and see you online.

23 comments:

  1. Allan
    Posted March 8, 2007 at 6:18 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I would gladly take you up on your generous offer to post a submission, and blast away at CBC programs, policies and pretensions.
    But I like your postings better, even if it’s a sign-off.

  2. Archivist Andy
    Posted January 29, 2007 at 3:13 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I used to work (a worker ant, not a manager) at the CBC in Toronto, but happily I have moved on to greener pastures. That building was filled to the brim with unhappy, maladjusted bureaucrats with tiny, misshapen souls, and I thank God I no longer have to trudge into a workplace where the employee morale was lower than it was at the McDonald’s I worked in as a teenager. The only happy memories I have of my time there were the nine weeks of the lockout.
    I pity anyone still stuck there.

  3. Dwight Williams, Storyteller
    Posted January 5, 2007 at 6:06 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I suspect that anyone willing to assume that title is welcome to it. There are a couple of spammers already working with it, and some of the comment they’ve sent out is quite rude, to be honest.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted December 13, 2006 at 4:28 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    If Joe doesn’t want the “dork” title, can I have it? :-)

    Tod

  5. Anonymous
    Posted December 13, 2006 at 9:30 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    That’s too bad. I’ve enjoyed reading this from time to time.

    I gather the negative comments have come from the boobs at cbc.ca management? No doubt.

    Those boobs lost another good employee who has been there for a number of years! The brain drain continues at the online corpse..thanks to two females (or are they?). Are those people accountable to ANYONE? Someone needs to look into why so many people are bailing from that sinking ship.

    They deserve the worst life can bring them. That’s my wish for this holiday season!

  6. Pat Martel
    Posted December 11, 2006 at 6:13 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Hi,
    Thanks for your words. You put them together rather well.
    Miss ya…and writge soon.

    Pat Martel
    CBC Radio
    Charlottetown PEI

  7. Anonymous
    Posted December 9, 2006 at 7:04 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Thankyou for the comments, I sincerely appreciate them.

    Even those from the haters. They let me know that I’m still on target, at least a little bit.

    And yes, even those from the haters in Alliance Atlantis!

  8. Joe Clark
    Posted December 8, 2006 at 4:12 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I deny being a dork.

  9. Anonymous
    Posted December 8, 2006 at 1:59 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Your irreverence will be missed. Hope you’re back soon!

  10. cbcworkerbee
    Posted December 8, 2006 at 1:19 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    You’re already missed.

  11. Anonymous
    Posted December 8, 2006 at 1:00 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I for one consider this a valuable public service, and I hope you’ll continue.

  12. Anonymous
    Posted December 8, 2006 at 12:01 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I’ve thought it very fine.

  13. David C
    Posted December 8, 2006 at 11:50 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Billybob: Not worth my time to say much more.

  14. Justin Beach
    Posted December 8, 2006 at 9:33 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I will miss this blog, although I’m sure I’ll talk to the author fairly often. I won’t miss the Anonymous posters with nothing substantial to say who feel like posting shots anyway (the internet’s equivelant of graffiti).

    I would also like to thank Anonymous #3 for her concern, but. I build soap boxes – I’m actually pretty good at it, and have several in various stages of construction already so don’t worry, I’ll be fine. =)

  15. Anonymous
    Posted December 8, 2006 at 9:29 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    You’re not going to an incubator, are you?
    First Antonia, now you! Come back soon please.

  16. Billybob
    Posted December 8, 2006 at 8:14 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I will miss this, and I await its return. I spent many enjoyable hours here. And as for these anonymous critics and “David C”…ugh. I’ll leave aside the fact that anonymous #1 doesn’t know the difference between “your” and “you’re” (it works like this, Anon: “you’re” ugly, just like “your” mama). But: “Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out”? “Good riddance”? That’s the best you guys could do – dust off some hackneyed cliches to fling in Ouimet’s direction? Oh, come on. You can do better than that. What are you guys, *writers* for CBC “docudramas”?

  17. hugh
    Posted December 8, 2006 at 7:41 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    i guess i’ll throw my hat in with the dorky hangers-on, cast off and tealess in the cold, but soapfilled world of teh internets. good luck with new ventures.

  18. Allan
    Posted December 8, 2006 at 7:21 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Probably every person that was ever mentioned here is going to miss you (for the time being?).
    Only you know how many people hit on your page each day/week, and perhaps who they were (if they emailed you)
    Though you were anonymous, like several others chose to be, you made yourself highly accessible and accountable.
    The recent video, aside from being a gem of creative voice-over, seems a fitting close (for intermission?) since much of your focus was on the feisty raccoon. Finally, he sounds intelligible and sincere.
    And for you as well, this place saw a lot less ass-kissing than you may be accustomed to at work.
    Now CBC’ers can resume their shufflistic duties without fear that someone other than naive nitwits and geriatric monarchists are watching their work.
    Makes for a duller everything.
    We’ll dream of your return.

  19. Anonymous
    Posted December 8, 2006 at 7:03 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Now that Management has had its say, (blow), the rest of us will miss you every day.

    Come back soon.

  20. Anonymous
    Posted December 8, 2006 at 6:47 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    On the minus side, it will suck to have to use the more traditional channels of gossip and scuttlebut to find out what the latest dirt is.

    On the plus side, dorky hangers-on like Joe Clark and Justin Beach can finally seek out some new lame soap box to stand on. I hope I never stumble across that soapbox.

  21. Anonymous
    Posted December 8, 2006 at 6:10 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I know three people who will be happy to hear this news. I’m the fourth.

    Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

  22. David C
    Posted December 7, 2006 at 11:07 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Good riddance!

  23. Anonymous
    Posted December 7, 2006 at 10:20 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    So glad your leaving for a while. Your commentary has decreased in both quality and maturity over the last few weeks. Once a source of intruiging inside info, has now become a place to host garbage like the Rab. clip.


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