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Is the community sector toxic?

In Challenge by kerrygrace-2014

If you work in the community (read not for profit) sector, particularly in a community development, coordination or management role I’d say you wouldn’t be surprised to hear the sector described …

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Lip service isn’t helping

In Challenge by kerrygrace-2014

If there’s anything that boils my blood it’s the use of disadvantaged communities for their sexy statistics of disadvantage.  And the resulting commodification of problems. Actually, I ‘get’ the commercial imperative …

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Death by call centre

In Challenge by kerrygrace-2014

  I’m on hold. Just holding onto my sanity. I’ve carefully articulated my way through the voice recognition section, I’ve understood the consultants are on the phone, I’ve given in …

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The system or the people?

In Challenge by kerrygrace-2014

I’m angry. What’s she raving about now you may ask? It’s something that’s been bugging me for a while.  A long while. I’ll let you in. As you may know …