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slavicdiva at pobox.com
Wed Feb 24 21:59:16 EST 2010
Here, I agree with Margaret. No group should depend too heavily on
any one individual. When the same people do the same jobs for too
long, two trains of thought tend to develop:
1. I don't ever have to think about learning (Job X), because
(Person Y) will always do it; or
2. I might as well not even think about learning (Job X) because
(Person Y) will never give it up.
I believe both trains of thought to be very destructive, both to
groups and the individuals doing the job.
Not that I am wishing harm to any, but life changes can (and do)
happen to all of us, sometimes when we least expect or want them.
Better to be prepared than panicked!
My 2 cents,
> --On Wednesday, February 24, 2010 9:05 PM -0500 Jenn Bastian
> <jbastian at stny.rr.com> wrote:
>> I am sorry that you feel undervalued. You do not, however, know the
>> complete scope of Renee's position. I do not know everything she
>> does. I
>> do know that she was invaluable to me as Kingdom Seneschale, as I am
>> sure she is to the Society Seneschale and Board of Directors. I am
>> getting extremely tired of emails & posts in various locations
>> besmirching her and her work. Do you like the fact that you can sign
>> your waiver online? Do you think it is important for the BOD to have
>> meetings that are open to the public and available to the
>> populace by
>> rotating through the Kingdoms? I know that she contributes in
>> both of
>> these issues - which if not important to you are certainly
>> important to
> I have nothing buy respect for Renee and the work she does -- I
> think she
> earns every penny of her salary.
> However, I think any organization that relies as heavily as the SCA
> to on one specific individual (rather than on whoever happens to be
> doing a
> particular job at a particular time) is in deep trouble -- what
> when Rene retires, or has to give up the position? Are we planning
> adequately for this -- is what she does documented -- does she have a
> drop-dead, or is she training someone to act in her stead if, for
> she receives an all-expense paid grant to study for 2 years in the
> place/topic of her dreams? (I honestly don't know -- but somehow,
> given the
> continued reliance on one person in one position, I doubt it).
> toodles, margaret
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