zana16: The Beatles with text "All you need is love" (Default)
[personal profile] zana16
Okay, so I should have known when I took the job (my fourth at a Quaker organization) that I would be having a lot of "oh ffs, really, Quakers?" moments. But I've had two in the past few hours, and I'm kind of ready to throw up my hands and say, "You'd think we were trying to die out."

Except then you look at the statistics and we've lost 20% of our North American population in the past ten years, and that hits a little too close to home.

I was talking to a Mormon the other day -- in Philadelphia, the Quaker Mecca of the US -- and he'd never heard of us.

Meanwhile a large chunk of the programming staff (you know, the ones who do the interesting stuff) have a policy to not tell Communications what they do. In case we decide to, you know, communicate it to anyone in the wider Quaker world who might want to take advantage of our programs.

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Date: 2013-08-22 08:00 pm (UTC)
lferion: (HL_mood_D_Doh!)
From: [personal profile] lferion
*Facepalm* Oh dear.

ow quit it...

Date: 2013-08-22 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] he_who_wanders

Good luck changing their direction...

Re: ow quit it...

Date: 2013-08-23 12:24 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] he_who_wanders

I have faith in you, you can be very convincing. Good luck in any event and I know you'll give it your best shot. They are lucky to have you!

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Date: 2013-08-22 11:16 pm (UTC)
twistedchick: General Leia in The Force Awakens (Default)
From: [personal profile] twistedchick
You might point out to them that the greatest growth within Quakerism is coming from convinced Friends, who will definitely want to know more about the programs -- hey, I'd like to know more! tell them you heard it from one!

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Date: 2013-08-24 02:59 am (UTC)
lavendertook: (arwen in library)
From: [personal profile] lavendertook
It sounds like your job is at least engaging. Good luck!

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Date: 2013-08-25 05:42 pm (UTC)
jagienka: (hh - damn your impudence sir!)
From: [personal profile] jagienka

As someone in communications, I feel for you. That would be the most frustrating thing in the world. Not sure how I'd cope with that. There might be raging and screaming while not in the office. And headdesking.

So yes, I feel your pain.


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