Gretchen Says Goodbye

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It’s an old trick of the trade to release bad news late on a Friday.

How about awkward and embarrassing news like the resignation of someone who had been publicly upbraided by her patrons?

That would be Gretchen Dykstra, who announced her departure from the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation just now, after 5 p.m., on the Friday before a long weekend which most people started around 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

This is another good reason why The New York Observer is committed to keeping its employees working until 6 p.m. or later every single Friday of the year. We never want to let anything slip by us!

Download her passive-aggressive resignation letter–“There is general agreement that the multiplicity of authorities makes it difficult for anyone to move expeditiously. Perhaps it would help if there were one less player.”–here (PDF).

-Matthew Schuerman