Browsing Archive: March, 2012

HOW I SPEND MY WEEKENDS

Posted by Tim Moss on Thursday, March 29, 2012, In : PERSONAL NOTES 

Life is good. 

Instead of making a living spending my time 5 days a week (or more) sitting in a dark doorway from 10PM-6AM (or longer) and listening to kids fart and snore, I now sit next to a tattoo-equipment-covered picnic table from 10AM-5PM on weekends and watch people walk by at flea markets in Austin, San Antonio, and Houston.  Some stop and look at what's offered for sale, others just want to talk and show off their ink.  Some buy full kits, needles, ink, or some other type of esoteric...


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Got JOB SATISFACTION?

Posted by Tim Moss on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, In : PERSONAL NOTES 

Sure, it's important to find out what the youth feel, think, and want... and if they are having any special problems.  So the Survey they participated in early this year was a GOOD THING... sort of.  If you look on the ShoutBox, you'll see the results of it if you click on the link posted there.  Check it out.  It's worth a look



But there's another side to the coin, of course.  How about EMPLOYEE JOB SATISFACTION?  Surely the JCO's deserve to be given a survey to help the Powers That Be lear...


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CHANGING OF THE GUARD -- FINALLY

Posted by Tim Moss on Friday, March 16, 2012, In : PERSONAL NOTES 

I'm hearing of some new winds a'blowin' on the GSS campus.  A good many of The Old Guard has finally been given their pocketwatches and golden parachutes, let go, fired, or retired.  All I can say about that is "It's about time."  WAY too many are not still employed due to injuries, both physical and psychological... and to that I say "What a shame; what a pity."  But to everything there is a season, and the time has come for changes on campus.  FINALLY.

What instigated all these changes?  Did...


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TIME IS RUNNING OUT

Posted by Tim Moss on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, In : ACTIVIST ACTIVITIES 



Almost halfway through the 90 day "plan"... and what has changed?  From what I'm hearing, the answer seems to be "little to nothing".  This is not good for the future of the kids, staff, Admin, or Austin.  Business as usual, is it?  Truth of the matter is... that's not gonna work anymore.  Change is necessary, NOW, more than ever.



Who will be the first to step forward and grab the bull by the horns?  If the 90 Day Plan "A" doesn't work -- is there an alternative Plan "B" waiting in the wings? ...


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