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

Pete Prodoehl raster at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 16:30:20 CET 2014

I usually just visit this site, and then I feel better.



On 1/21/14, 7:45 AM, Florencia Edwards wrote:
> 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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