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What do you mean by "tenure"?
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:40am

The way I understand it, tenure means you have a contract that says you can't be fired from your job for a certain period of time. Not sure how that concept applies to a community where we all hang out voluntarily and don't get paid for what we do here. I find the implication that I or anyone else who's been around "long enough" should be up for "firing" from the Board disturbing and a bit hurtful, so if that's not what you meant, please clarify.


  • Honestly? Who cares?Iximaz, Wed Apr 19 4:51pm
    Trying to make it an official timeline would make the hierarchy of the PPC even more blatant. As it is, we've already got a bit of a problem (just my opinion, sorry, but it's what I've seen) where... more
    • What do you mean by "tenure"? — Neshomeh, Thu Apr 20 11:40am
      • Just to briefly use myself as an example:Iximaz, Thu Apr 20 12:07pm
        Do you think people would have been so willing to forgive my meltdown in March if I hadn't been around as long as I had? That's what I meant by 'tenure'. A sort of immunity to behaviors that wouldn't ... more
        • I certainly hope so.Huinesoron, Thu Apr 20 12:51pm
          Here in the UK, there has for several years been active pushing of the 'it's okay to talk about mental health issues' message. So yes, I certainly hope that if a newbie had a meltdown of that kind,... more
        • Not if that was all you ever did.Neshomeh, Thu Apr 20 12:27pm
          But it's not. Fortunately for all of us, we've gotten to see more of you on your good days than on your bad ones, so we know that's the exception, not the rule. Making a good impression to start with ... more
        • Can't speak for anyone else, but I would have. (nm)Scapegrace, Thu Apr 20 12:14pm
    • Making sure newbies aren't ingoredDaniel Stretulch, Wed Apr 19 10:25pm
      As a newbie, I love how welcoming the PPC has been to me and I would hate to do anything to ruin that atmosphere. That said, it might be possible, if reworked with care, for a list like this to... more
      • The Welcome MatDrGonzo, Thu Apr 20 12:05pm
        As a newbie myself, I feel that I have really been welcomed with open arms onto this wonderful community. Seriously, you guys are awesome. But, we need to explain a few more things on arrival. I know ... more
        • Behold, a mystic oracle...Neshomeh, Thu Apr 20 12:46pm
          The PPC Wiki ! I kid—Iximaz already pointed the wiki out, and I know it's not the be-all, end-all of information. It is impersonal, too. Not the same as having a live person to talk to. I did... more
        • You're talking about the Big Sib system.Iximaz, Thu Apr 20 12:13pm
          You can check out the page on the Wiki here . It's been around for a while but it's never really taken off, which makes me sad. As for the 'more examples of stories', there's always the Other... more
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