Farewell To Alex Chasick

It is time to bid adieu to our friend Jesse Alex Chasick who has been with Consumerist since August 2007.

Alex started off as an email intern, before eventually moving up to becoming an associate editor on the site, penning such memorable posts as the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory saga, a feature on mandatory binding arbitration in the style of a Choose Your Own adventure story,
and his 4705 digg-earning “Best Buy Calls Cops On You For Telling Fellow Customer Jawbone Headset Is Overpriced, Sucks.”

He’s not far, though, Alex is working for with the Consumers Union advocacy office (Consumers Union owns Consumerist) in D.C., where he helps lobby to bring about pro-consumer legislative change.

Best wishes, Alex.

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  1. Naame says:

    Good luck Alex! Keep fighting the good fight.

  2. Verucalise (Est.February2008) says:

    No, Alex, noooooo….. Say it isn’t so. (tears flowing)
    We will miss you, buddy ole pal.

  3. scoosdad says:

    You sure he wasn’t just fired at 3 PM on a Friday afternoon?

    Just kidding… good luck Alex.

    • GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

      You shouldn’t fire before a weekend. People tend to go, drink, stew, and do stupid things come Monday.

      You should fire during the week because then there less things to do during the day while everyone else is working. It supposedly spurs people to start job hunting because everyone around them (hopefully) is.

    • pop top says:

      “We find it’s always better to fire people on a Friday. Studies have statistically shown that there’s less chance of an incident if you do it at the end of the week.”

  4. Eyebrows McGee (now with double the baby!) says:

    A lobbyist? For good? What’s next, cats and dogs sleeping together?

    We hope you’ll still pop in from time to time!

  5. Cat_In_A_Hat says:

    Keep on truckin! Good luck with everything in D.C. Alex Chasick special Consumerist features in the future????

  6. admiral_stabbin says:

    Good luck in your new endeavor, and godspeed!

  7. echovictorecho says:

    Mazal tov and best wishes, Alex!

  8. ct03 says:

    Alex here, thanks for the good wishes and for teaching me a lot. It’s been a pleasure answering your emails and posting your stories.

    See you at the DC Consumerist Meetup, whenever it’s planned.

  9. PsiCop says:

    Good luck!

  10. mac-phisto says:

    future headline to save for when you need it:

    FORMER CONSUMERIST COLUMNIST HEADS FTC, GROWS A SET.

    uh…the FTC that is. yeeeeaaaahh, maybe it needs a little work. g/l alex – i’m sure we’ll be reading great things about you soon on this site.

  11. ninepeoplesfavorite says:

    Congrats on the new gig, Alex. (From a WTUL alum)

  12. FilthyHarry says:

    Chachi?

  13. Paladin_11 says:

    Give ‘em hell Alex! And don’t be a stranger.

  14. Laura Northrup says:

    Noooooooooooo!

  15. The Commenter Formerly Known as StartingAces says:

    Thanks for posting my MLB.tv tip… MLBAM seems to be more motivated to produce better products since then (MLB At-Bat was great).

  16. catastrophegirl chooses not to fly says:

    best of luck, keep up the good work!

  17. RandomHookup says:

    From being a part of the “media” to being a “lobbyist”? That’s a dangerous path. Next thing you know, he’ll be a “community organizer”.

  18. HogwartsProfessor says:

    Goodbye and good luck, Alex. We wish you all the best!

  19. Rena says:

    Thank you for your contributions. Good luck.

  20. Veridian Dynamics says:

    Good luck!

  21. azntg says:

    So soon?

    It was a pleasure reading some of your articles Alex. Best of luck and be sure to drop by every now and then, won’t you?

  22. 333 (only half evil) says:

    Good bye Alex and good wishes in your new endeavor. The Consumers Union advocacy office does good work. stophospitalinfections.org is the one dearest to me.

  23. H3ion says:

    Alex, with that photo you definitely look like you belong on K Street. Good luck to you.

  24. Trai_Dep says:

    It’s only fair to mention that punching Joe Liberman in the face – *hard* in the face – would be considered by many a very pro-consumer act. Litter the scene with an opened bag of Perfect Oatmeal and the Capitol Police will spend months searching DC for a certain black feline (while we all know he’s safely stowed in NYC).
    Enjoy DC, Alex. Know that we’ll miss you SO much here!

    PS: Don’t let GoGetumSteve know that Consumer’s Union has official, custom two-button suits for making the DC rounds, or your former colleagues will never get a moment’s peace.

  25. agold says:

    I knew Alex when he was just a wee freshman in college!