Street Sense Media
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Parody in action
Example of typical scrwy workshop. They had one on Thursday a week ago about "sales conflicts and problem solving." The importance of the series was evident after a vendor contractor was arrested for harassing and groping several women while selling papers the previous week. This reporter attended workshop in timely fashion. The lead came in, said she was very busy, and stated she would let us lead our own discussion. This very disturbed homeless vendor (walking around in socks, unkempt, raving about this or that, and having a shout with the editor) decides to "lead the workshop." She becomes upset and screaming about me to staff because I basically am not paying any attention to her. She dwells on me as her issue for the next half hour or so with the editor and Niki the staffperson who aborted her own workshop. Mind you I never said a word to her, never seen her in my life, but this homeless woman was slandering me, then saying she was going to leave Streetsense forever it was either me or her. The editor Eric was following her around and spent a great deal of time soothing her. Never once did the man talk to anyone else in the meeting room, least of all me. It was extremely bizarre, for this incoherent homeless woman just kept repeating that I did not understand at all about being homeless and living in a tent. Of course this reporter does, but the woman was making me feel very uncomfortable. My response to a potential conflict with angry black person is to not say anything because they can and have escalated the situation quickly to attract the attention of authorities to blame you as the instigator, racist, etc. Also we all still have the right to remain silent. She was not a qualified workshop leader, since she was too unstable to handle any potential sales conflict. But this is how Eric tends to be which is he doesnt see me as a person it seems. He spent all his time with her. He never gets back to me on an article. He seems to be more than willing to give preference to certain vip volunteers and grasstops and celebrity homeless persons. That forces or encourages other vendors to compete for attention by selling their homeless personna stocktype as a commodity. They are not real people living in the real world but the commodified product and this tends to reduce their sensibility to all the homeless people who dont participate. At least once a week the workshops devolve into these semi-nonsensical shouting matches. Anyway, she and Eric won. However I will be determined to carry on the cause on my blog where there are no political hatchets.
User's recommendation: Scientology training routine.
- Sense of independence
- Workshops with free papers for attendance
- Vendors lack courtesy
- Childish immature behavior
Let the company propose a solution