June 2, 2019

I was laid off from ToddAO studios 5 days before 9/11 as a result of "cut backs." Essentially, we had a new general manager who decided to fire me to cut costs and impress his masters on his first day. He had no idea what I did there and how important I was to the operation. *COUGH* Jeff Eisner *COUGH*
Dennis was very vocal in protest. Dennis was always very generous and supportive.

Although I was fired, instead of going home I kept working to convert an editor's files that he needed to finish his work for the day. My coworkers were justifiably baffled. "Why would you keep working when you were fired?" I said that if I left now, this editor (name withheld) couldn't do his job because I didn't' give him the material he needed.
When I explained this, Dennis stepped up, hugged me, and said "You really ARE a nice guy!" And I have never forgotten that.That's one of those simple moments that stay with you for the rest of your life.
He's a great guy, and it breaks my heart that he is enduring this shit right now! Bless this man!
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