Chris Lambertz is leaving Paizo :(


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Chris has been such a terrific person to have at Paizo in the last several years and it's going to be a great loss to the company not having her around.

It seemed that, no matter what issue was being worked on, Chris was always a key person collating feedback from the community, liasing between the various teams within Paizo and generally getting stuff done.

Her time as community manager was exemplary - the way she handled the introduction of that role really made a great difference to the online community. And the way the forums have been managed since that change has only gone from strength to strength. Her ability to step into a heated, online debate and cool everything down with barely any pushback was remarkable to watch and a testament to quiet authority and the respect she enjoys from all of us. Similarly, all the work on the webstore and facilitating getting customer feedback to the tech team has been greatly appreciated over the years.

Thanks very much for all you've done over the years, Chris. I'm very sad to see you go, but really hope you're as successful in whatever comes next as you have been here, making the place so much better for all of us.


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Agreed Steve.

Here's the thing about Paizo: the staff - on average - are exemplary people, both in what they do and in how they do it. Every time anyone leaves the company it's sad, because it's virtually never a happy day. Chris is another of those above-and-beyond people who I'll be sad to see go. I can only hope that the future for her is better than the future for us... because the future for us is meh without Chris.


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Is this going to affect my order.

Congrats Chris you've always been a swell guy! :-D

I'll show myself out.

Seriously, you've always been a beacon of light in a sea of nerdrage, I'll miss you!

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Oh my gosh, Chris! I am going to miss you!

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I've worked with Chris for the last 8 years and this is definitely going to be an emotional transition. Chris has been a coworker who has supported and collaborated with me on so much, and I'm going to miss having her here in the office. I know I'm lucky enough to be her friend outside of work as well and I know I'll get to see her on hikes or watching Survivor, but its still hard to say goodbye and know I'll be coming to work tomorrow without her here.

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Noooooo Chris you're so awesome and we are going to miss you!


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OK, this one hurts. Chris has been the bedrock of these boards for pretty much the entire time I have been on them. She has handled moderation issues and her other duties with respect for everyone. Her work through the RPG Superstar contests was incredible and I called out to that one year with a thread thanking her.

Chris, you are amazing and will be sorely missed! :(

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Best to you in your new endeavors Chris, and know how deeply you'll be missed as a force for good around these parts. <3

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Gah, not The Robot!

But then again, she survived so long in a customer-facing position in this industry with this kind of customers, it's a marvel she's still sane. Happy trails Chris and apologies for everything. I didn't start the fire, it was always burning.

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*sniff*

I'll miss you Roobit, you've always been awesome!

Best of luck in where you go, Chris ^w^

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NO. No no no no no no no no no no no no no. NOOO!!!! No. *lies on floor and screams* NO YOU CAN'T GO!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

*screams for two more hours until she exhausts herself*

Chris, truly don't know what this place will be without you--though I know the other awesome customer service folks will do all they can. You've been crucial in maintaining the good spirit of this community. I trust you will bring your exemplary skills and patience to whatever it is you do next.


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Well said Steve. CS is a thankless task, and Chris always handled the myriad of situation with skill and empathy.

Chris you have been awesome, and will continue to be awesome in your next endeavor. Good luck with everything!!

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Gorbacz wrote:

Gah, not The Robot!

But then again, she survived so long in a customer-facing position in this industry with this kind of customers, it's a marvel she's still sane. Happy trails Chris and apologies for everything. I didn't start the fire, it was always burning.

Who said anything about sanity?


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Best of luck to you, Chris! You'll be missed around here!


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Chris, I know you'll go on to do amazing things. We'll miss you!


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WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?


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:(


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Gah!

No, this must be a mistake. Has to be an error.

...

'Scuse me. I need to go howl somewhere...

Whoever gets the gig next has some MASSIVE shoes to fill.


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I believe Katina got the job.


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captain yesterday wrote:
I believe Katina got the job.

I think Katina got the webstore coordinator job (that Rick used to do). I think Chris’s job was more the behind the scenes stuff (like PDFing and so on).

Could be wrong though - I get a bit lost in all the restructures and shuffles. :/


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I'm gonna miss the tooth fairy...

:'(

Thank you for all you've done to make Paizo better.
I wish you all the best for whatever future endeavours may come your way.

(^_')=b

Carry on,

--C.

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Chris, you are awesome and will continue to always be so.

Please know the love is real.

Thank you from as far away as The Shire. When you next come to New Zealand, your first round is on me.

Huzzah!

-Dink

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No!!

Chris,

Although I will be sorry to see you go, it is understood that everyone comes to a point where their journey follows a different path.

Thank you for everything you have done for all of us fans of Paizo products. Best wishes on whatever and whereever you journey takes you next.

Thank you!!

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Steve Geddes wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I believe Katina got the job.

I think Katina got the webstore coordinator job (that Rick used to do). I think Chris’s job was more the behind the scenes stuff (like PDFing and so on).

Could be wrong though - I get a bit lost in all the restructures and shuffles. :/

Yep, I'm Webstore Coordinator now, but I can understand how the lines are blurry. Chris did end up doing a lot of the webstore stuff, especially after Rick left. Now that they both are gone, some of the tasks will likely end up going to more relevant departments.

All I can say is that whoever is going to take over her role has got some large shoes to fill :)

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Katina Davis wrote:
All I can say is that whoever is going to take over her role has got some large shoes to fill :)

If you think you have appropriately sized feet, here's the job listing!


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So Chris Lambertz had to work with JIRA?

Now I know why she left! ;)

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Hmmm I have Jira experience... too bad I'm not in Seattle :(


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Cori Marie wrote:
Hmmm I have Jira experience... too bad I'm not in Seattle :(

Planes, trains, buses, cars, and legs are all options.

This is encouragement.

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Seattle is also a damned expensive place to move to if you're not already used to the cost of living there or someplace like it, and Paizo is unable to pay moving costs (not a criticism, just pointing out a fact of their small business ops).

That said, I encourage the encouragement! Just noting it's more of a big deal than just picking up and going. Some folks just can't do that.

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Gonna miss you chris


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And who knows?

If I brought this job opening to the attention of somebody who wants to move to the Seattle area and work with JIRA, I would have been glad to help out.

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DeathQuaker wrote:

Seattle is also a damned expensive place to move to if you're not already used to the cost of living there or someplace like it, and Paizo is unable to pay moving costs (not a criticism, just pointing out a fact of their small business ops).

That said, I encourage the encouragement! Just noting it's more of a big deal than just picking up and going. Some folks just can't do that.

Cost of living isn't a big change, and may in fact be cheaper, as I live in San Francisco proper. Moving costs on the other hand are less good, and I also don't really meet the other requirements. :)

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Oh, yeah, that would actually be more affordable. Heh, I work at a major university in the mid-Atlantic. We once brought over some colleagues for a conference, and I told them I could get them a room block at our university rate. They said, "Don't bother, your Four Seasons costs what a Motel 6 costs in San Francisco, we'll take care of it ourselves."

I definitely encourage folks to apply to Paizo, just noting moving is no small thing.

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It is always a sad event when a Paizo employee leaves! Pleasant days and nights ahead, Chris!

Seattle is too busy these days. SeaTac is not too bad though. :)

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