As some of you know, for the past five years I worked at the New York Post as a copy editor for the paper’s features section. Well, I quit that job in early March in order to prepare for my move to Los Angeles.
Honestly, it was one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to make. I mean, look, I did all right at The Post. The money was cool, my co-workers were awesome, and I (suppose I) was good at what I did there.
But I also knew that I wanted to move to LA, and in order to do that, I had to leave the job behind. As the saying goes, “Your new life is going to cost you your old one.”
And so I bid adieu to The Post.
When one leaves The Post, the paper does something very cool, which is give you a Page One. I always knew the day would come that I’d get a Page One, and I always wondered what it would say. Now I know — and you do, too. My Page One is above.
The body text is kind of hard to read, so I’ll include it below:
Jay Fingers, friend to everyone at The Post, has announced that he [is] off to La La Land, where [he] intends to launch a new life involving screenwriting and T-shirt modeling (inset). The erstwhile copy editor says, “While I’ll miss having each and every person who is employed here stop by every day to say hi to me, I look forward to the always-sunny climate and the absence of whistling and singing to distract me.” We hope Jay enjoys driving and Uber-ing Hollywood-style when checking out the nightlife. “I don’t have an Alibi,” says Fingers, “and I don’t need one.” In anticipation of Fingers’ arrival, an LA insider says Waze and CHP have already blocked him on Twitter.
We will miss this guy immensely, and along with a couch to crash on in LA (once he gets a place), we also hope he’ll continue to send Page Six items until he starts appearing in them himself as the famous writer we know he’ll become.
Awwww! Right in the feels!
Shoutout to all the Posties I had the pleasure of working with during my time at the paper. It was definitely a good run.
And now, on to new adventures!