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OMG: Another half-year of Feds exec that have accomplished very little. Happy October.

17 comments

  1. Yeah Feds sucks, amirite!?!?

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  2. There is a referendum on fall reading week in November. That's something...

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  3. 2 got it right - they set things up for a Fall Reading Days (I can hardly call a 2-day break a 'Reading Week') referendum, so that is something.

    That said, the first half of the year is a time that the exec mainly spend getting to know their own jobs. Any significant changes they want to make in a hurry get blocked by the Feds bureaucracy (much like the Civil Service blocks major change from new governments in *actual* politics), and they should just be getting to the point where they've properly figured out how to navigate that bureaucracy.

    They have an action plan though. I'm pretty sure it's on the Feds website. Check that to see what they plan to do with the rest of their time in office.

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  4. OP is a little butthurt at losing the election.. amirite???

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    1. OP confirmed for the sociopath from Nova.

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    2. 4.a - which one?

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    3. 4b, there were all sorts of types on Nova. But only the VPOF candidate was a bona fide sociopath.

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  5. You are totally right. nothing on Feds.ca about anything they have done..

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  6. If I was on Feds I'd do a bunch of ridiculous, yet realistic things just to say we've done stuff and silence the haters. "We put exactly 6 bowling balls in PAS on a Thursday evening." "We took a dump and mailed it to Schembri." "We..." Etc., etc.

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  7. Like all organizations that exist on publicly collected dollars, the bureaucracy ensures the exec spend most of their time on *activity* in order to keep the actual *accomplishment* to a minimum. This ensures that less actual work is created for the full-time staff to do, and everything stays relatively stable.

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    1. I can't tell if you think this is a good or a bad thing?

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    2. 7a that's okay, I wasn't presenting it as 'good' or 'bad,' just as 'a thing that happens.'

      It depends on your perspective, I think:

      -Good: stability for staff members, and a work environment that is never *too* overwhelmingly fast-paced;
      -Good: prevents the implementation of destructive or overly disruptive ideas;
      -Bad: shifts the balance of power into the hands of the GM/permanent staff, away from the elected representatives of the student body;
      -Bad: important broad-spectrum changes (i.e. improving efficiency, saving students money, increasing transparency) almost never take place, since the time required to implement them is longer than the tenure of a single exec, at which point the process effectively resets.

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  8. Speaking of Schembri, just saw this in Imprint..seems like they've been doing stuff: http://www.uwimprint.ca/article/4534-feds-role-in-schembri-situation

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    1. nice try feds exec.

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    2. we'll try taking a dump next time

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