Posted by Dr. Bob on January 22, 2007, at 14:19:21
In reply to Re: » Dr. Bob, posted by Glydin on January 22, 2007, at 9:53:10
> Is pressure only palpable to the one being pressured? Can it ever be detected by the administrators?
I think it's like incivility in general, to some extent it's subjective, but to some extent it may be able to be detected by observers, too.
> Dr. Bob, thank you for investing your energy to sort through these different issues and weigh in. It's not often that I feel like you actually explain your reasoning.
You're welcome. I don't just want to explain my reasoning, I'm also looking for input...
> But I do care about you, because I think you have invested a lot of time and energy in this project, and this project has improved my life. I also worry about you because you seem to take a lot of abuse and be a target for people's dissatisfaction with psycho-babble, and perhaps with life in general! You soak it up well, but I'm not sure that it is healthy for any one person to feel so much pressure from so many different people who often have strong feelings. I wish that you would put your own rules into place more often to protect yourself. In my opinion, there have been occasions when you have been accused, put down, cursed, and threatened, and yet you do not consistently demand that posters remain civil when addressing or referring to Dr. Bob. You're only human too, you know?
Thanks, I know it's kind of inconsistent, but I think it can nice to be less constrained sometimes, and the goal here isn't for *me* to receive support. :-)
> Seeing favorites being played on the board makes me feel angry.
Thanks for going into this more. Do you have other feelings, too? About how favoritism might affect you?
> If the job of adm. is to govern the guidelines I would hope those decisions would be as objectively as possible.
> I would like to see you ... leave mitigating circumstances out of it.
> I am not heartless, I just would like to see continuity and (dare I say it) fairness.
I think everyone here would agree that fairness should be the goal. Some, however, might consider fairness to *require* taking into account mitigating circumstances. Whether to, and if so how, I think there will always be different opinions about. And lots of Admin discussion. :-)