LAT Farewells: Rone Tempest

acemet.jpgRone Tempest is one of the 15 or so staffers who will pack up their things today. Tempest, a longtime reporter based out of Sacto, took the buyout — and today he took the time to send this goodbye to his fellow (former) cellmates:

4 Career Life Lessons from a Retiring Hack:

1)Never write a company-wide memo

2)In any foreign language the most important phrase is “My friend will pay” as in French “mon ami va payer” or Chinese “Wo de pengyou yao mai le”

3) Given a choice, Bordeaux red

4) Never get killed for an inside story.

Bon Courage, Rone.

And Bon Courage, to you too, Rone.