BC: WE WILL MISS YOU!
FC: WTF? (Where's The Food?)
1: This book is dedicated to a man that is caring, warm hearted and kind. Since we couldn't find that person, we've decided to give it to you. A man that tells it like it is, A man that has know shame in his game, A man that's quick to yap and shut yo' trap A man that will always welcome you with open arms, That man is Patrick McShane
4: Thank you for all the mentoring and preaching. I remember them all and always will. Thank you for being the best manager in the world. You will be greatly missed. Love, Natasha Chambers | I remember after the first couple of weeks working at Broadview, you approached me and asked me to come into your office. You weren't my direct boss, so I didn't know exactly what this meeting was for. You ask me to sit down and just started talking-- asking me about where I was from, my heritage (we're bonded over being Irish), and other stuff. There wasn't anything specific that I still remember, just the friendliness and your approachability. You really are someone that people can talk to about something important, or just shoot the breeze.
5: Pat, it was a pleasure knowing you and your daughter, and I wish you a world of happiness and a long life. My greatest and fond memory of you will be you coming in the morning and you making that noise as your way of calling Calletta, I will miss our little talks about family and life. I will miss you and your great advice, Pat nice knowing you friend. Lorna Smith
6: Pat, It has been the utmost pleasure working with you these 7 1/2 years that I have been employed with BVN. I am truly sad to see you go but wish you the very best in your retirement days. You are truly a gem and I am very thankful that we crossed paths. Stay who you are. With much love. Deverly | Happy Days are here at last. The days of 9 to 5 are past. You have worked all your life and paid all your dues, now just do what you choose. You're retired - Goodbye tension, hello pension. I will surely miss you!!! All the best.
7: Dear Pat, It's been great knowing you, I loved hearing your stories about NYC baseball back in the 50’s. Willie Mays is still the greatest. You will be missed by all of us. Take care, we wish you the very best. –Brendan and Tayna | Pat, It has been a pleasure to work with a man with so much heart he makes work seem a little bit less stressful, you will be more than missed and always be remembered. Keep in touch and come visit often. Olivia Harley
9: Pat, I am already missing hearing your voice vibrating through my walls...lol There is not much I can say that probably will not be reiterated in this book. It has been a pleasure to work with you over the past five years. I have watched how you challenged your team and supported them, through all types of scenarios both professional and personal. Pat, you are a compassionate man, one I know many looked up to, including myself. I 'm thankful for the times you took just to sit and listen and for the times when we could grab a few minutes and just shoot the breeze. I'll miss you, you are one of a kind, but I do wish you all the best. Also, know I am jealous and I know that your smile will be even broader now that you don't have to take that commute into work every morning. Your commute now is over to the park with your coffee and your dog... Not going to be such a bad life. Although, you know your not really stopping work, you just have a new boss. She lives in your own house... good luck getting some time off !! May you live a long life Full of gladness and health, With a pocket full of gold As the least of you wealth. May the dreams you hold dearest, Be those which come true, The kindness you spread, Keep returning to you. Love ya McShane ! Dee
10: Pat, Not sure where within my 9 yrs @ BVN we started talking, but I'm sure you set it off. ;o) Going to miss you on those emails we loved to share between the fellas. I loved busting your chops. Your presence in the office will be missed also. Especially those personal talks we had. The pats on my back, praises & notice of me being the man that I am. I really took those conversations to heart. Thank You.... Angel L. Osorio Jr. PS: If the Muts ever win another Championship in my lifetime. You have a Brew or 2 coming your way from me!!! LOL | Dear Pat, Thank you for presenting me with the opportunity to work at Broadview, even though you were late for my first interview. I was so nervous that day but managed to get there at 7 in the morning. I will remember all your pep talks, which are always appreciated. One thing I can say about you is that you are an excellent cheerleader and anyone would be lucky to have you in their corner backing them. I hope you leave the company knowing that you have made a friend in me and I could not have asked for a better first boss. For a change I would like to give you some advise. Keep dreaming, keep living, and keep moving. You may be done with this chapter in your life but there are many more just waiting to be written. Love, Antoinette P.S. We will always have Convent Avenue ;)
11: Dear Pat: I want to thank you for your guidance, support, and friendship. I will miss our talks. You always make any conversation meaningful and enjoyable. You are honest, straightforward, and sincere. These qualities are rare and valuable in any corporation. Broadview has certainly gained a lot from your leadership and encouragement to others. Enjoy your retirement! You deserve it. All the best, Amy P.S. I remember how we always talked about Chinese food and your favorite restaurant is WO-HOP. You told me that you and your family used to go there a lot.
12: Well Pat I guess the time has finally come. For the past 2 years you have been telling me your going to retire but I always thought you were full of Shit!!! Now here you are 2 years later and it's actually true, which makes me very sad. I have to say, you are one of my favorite at Broadview who I will miss very much. You have been a wonderful manager, friend and father figure to me. I will never forget you and all the advise you've given me. It was a pleasure having you around for 10 years. I really hope you enjoy every minute of your retirement and please keep in touch. Love Always, Lisa | My best wishes go with you... We will miss your friendship and positive attitude... Don't be a stranger...Come and visit us often. Silvia | Good Luck and Enjoy The Fine Pleasures of Life! Precious and Justin McKay ~ | Good luck Pat on your retirement...I will miss you. its been a pleasure working with the Bestest boss everrrrrr........Brenda
13: Your kind and encouraging words had a profound affect in me, I'm great full to have shared my ideas with you. Wish you nothing but best. Hugo | When I started 3 years ago it was a rainy Tuesday in August and once I met Pat he made me feel welcome. Even through I started off tempting I was always part of the group. What I am going to miss is he funny sense of humor and always know what to say cheer you up and make you smile. Also I am going to miss talking about the horses. Enjoy your retirement. Allyson | “After Monica & all, Bill Clinton is still a popular guy, but if he ran against you today he would loose. Thanks Pat, for everything” Kirk Morant | Pat, I wish you all the best, I don't remember how I got to know you but knowing you made me better. You are a very good man with a great heart and much wisdom to share and you do that willingly with respect and much feeling. I want you to know that all the talks we had either personal or professional left an impact on me. I thank you so much for everything it was very much appreciated. We will all miss you, please take care of yourself and keep in touch. Oh Yeah and keep being the passionate fan you are it always makes the conversations much better LOL!!! Thank you Jason M Wagner
14: Pat, Thank you for taking me under your wing and mentoring me these past 8 years. I appreciate your help in getting me to where I am today. I couldn't have done it without you! We've been through a lot of yelling and a lot of laughing over the years and at the end of the day I know I am better for it. Enjoy your retirement! We'll get together for lunch from time to time I promise! Don't spend too much time at the ‘Gin Mills’! Go METS! Your friend, Paul | Pat, I will never forget for your infectious laugh. Especially when something is so funny you start to cough. You were the first manager I had that made coming to work a joy. You can have fun and still get the job done. We have the same Cancerian humor and brutal honesty. Good luck Rakel
15: Pat, It's been a pleasure working (and walking) with you – remember from that time in Manganaro's on 9th avenue that sometimes it's true when they say ‘you've been kicked out of better places than this’. Charlie Colletti | Pat I will miss you so much, I've had a few supervisors in my lifetime but your by far the greatest. You will definitely be missed . I want you to take it easy have fun and don't change who you are continue talking $h!t and keeping it real cause thats what make you PAT.LOL Love you!! | Pat, It's sad to see you go because you have served us so well. Thanks for your constant advice and encouragement. You are one of the few who take the time to say “How are you? How are your kids?” I will miss your bold, strong voice all the way across the hall. Everyone knows when Pat is around because we hear you before we see you!!!! Good luck in all you do.now you will have time to actually help out with the cooking at home Pat!!! Andrea
16: Pat, I feel that meeting you enhanced my life. Your funny and kind. You never have a harsh word for anyone. Not only are you a great Boss but I consider you a great Friend. Thank you for everything. I learned a lot from you. I will miss you. I want to keep in touch with you, so I am adding my e-mail address here so you can't misplace it firstname.lastname@example.org. Mary | Pat, I've known you for about 5 years now and even though it may not seem long, it has felt as if I've known you all my life. You have been an important part of both my business and personal lives. Because of you I now see the cup half full. You have always guided me in the right direction and now I will never get lost. You have been the closet thing to a father since i lost mine. You would think that by now I would be use to not seeing you around but it just feels worst and worst everytime you're not. I will miss you very much. Good Luck Pop. Love Always, David
17: Pat's, I wish you well always From your black Irish son Jeff O'Goode | If anything just remember your butter knife. Congratulations you crazy farter! xoxo Nicole Realmuto
19: Pat, Over the years it's been a lot of fun working with you in the same office(s). We certainly spent a good deal of time laughing; you have an uncanny ability to cut to the chase and say it like it is! Whenever I was within earshot, I would smile because you'd be carrying on with the employees or telling some sales guy – you can't give away those kinds of credits and to stop breaking your balls! There was always an element of surprise as to what you were going say. Now that you're leaving I can tell you. I've always admired your kindness and your easy ear for members of your team to come and talk with you. Many times you went above and beyond for your folks long after others would have cut them loose, you still held on to them. You understood that they were struggling and cared enough to make accommodations when you could; as well as the perseverance to bring out the best in them. Perhaps they didn't appreciate or recognize your efforts, but I did. I'm sad for me that you're not going to be part of my daily life, however I'm happy for you that time will be spent enjoying the things that tickle you- walking the dog and being ignoredLOL I hope you're happy in all that you do. Pat, you've been a true friend and thank you for all that you've meant to us here at Broadview. All the best, Claire