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

Florencia Edwards floev22 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 16:33:22 CET 2014

Love that tumblr! it's genius

2014/1/21 Pete Prodoehl <raster at gmail.com>

> I usually just visit this site, and then I feel better.
>     http://runningahackerspace.tumblr.com/
> Pete
> 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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