[hackerspaces] how to deal with tired staff, with hackespaces blues

Florencia Edwards floev22 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 14:59:39 CET 2014

We use to have members with keys. They broke almost all the machines, maybe
it was an accident, but they didn't report it if something got broke. We
told them please to not come in on sundays because we had to clean up, and
they'd sneak in on sundays, when we weren't there. It's the trust culture
that is damaged and has a lot of work to be done, witch makes it hard.

2014/1/21 Nils Hitze <nhitze at gmail.com>

> Oh that doesn't sounds good - may i ask which Hackerspace you run?
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> 2014/1/21 Florencia Edwards <floev22 at gmail.com>
>> Dear hackerspaces, how do you deal with a tired staff. I'm one of them,
>> it seems like we work work work, and every day there are less members, less
>> people willing to give something back to the space and  we get the feeling
>> that the majority just wants to take and doesn't share , wants discounts,
>> and  to get  free materials but they never give anything to anyone. There
>> are  people that think we are millionaires and want to take part of the cut
>> any way they can.
>> Here where we are from people don't trust each other, they are like
>> survivors, try to get what they need and than they escape.
>> And in fact, we are losing money every month. As staff we are badly paid,
>> we are more sort of  volunteers, we can't get through the month with what
>> we win. I work here at the space full time, than i get home and i keep
>> working , I can't afford lunch anymore . We can sense that the whole staff
>> is tired and in a bad mood, and the more time it passes it's worse. And I
>> wish I could see more people happy with this, changing, wanting to share,
>> wanting to make a community... But sometimes it feels like a illusion
>> Any advice, or just share our pain hehe, we should make hackerspaces
>> blues.
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