[Sewing] [Noisebridge-discuss] Serger is fixed; no reimbursement request

Rachel McConnell rachel at xtreme.com
Tue Dec 22 09:54:48 PST 2009


Andy has convinced me that handling this (and repairs in general) as
another example of individual or small group donations is a better
strategy, generally, than having Noisebridge the organization do it.  I
withdraw the request for reimbursement.  Besides the arguments here, he
also notes these two reasons:

* grouping together to fix a problem builds and maintains community far
better than kicking it upstairs

* grouping together decreases the tendency towards centralizing
authority (we don't have very much of this tendency but less is always
better)

So (Roseanne Rosannadanna voice) Never Mind!

Rachel

Andy Isaacson wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 05:59:16PM -0800, Rachel McConnell wrote:
>> Anyone object to NB reimbursing me $80 for serger repair?
> 
> We haven't normally paid project costs out of our general budget, so
> this is a fairly major change, isn't it?  For example, shop repairs and
> computer repairs have generally been paid by directed donations from
> people with interest in the project at hand.
> 
> I didn't even consider asking for a treasury reimbursement for the
> plastic I bought for the skylights -- I figure my Noisebridge budget is
> around $150 / month with $80 of that going towards dues and the other
> $70 for me to spend on infrastructure, projects, et cetera.
> 
>> If I don't
>> hear objections within a week, I'll assume it's OK with you all.
> 
> It's a bit unfortunate to set a default-yes deadline over the week that
> includes christmas.
> 
> That said, I think the serger is great and I'll pitch in $10 towards the
> repair costs.

PS. Andy did kick in $10.

> 
> -andy (hasn't touched a serger in a decade and no plans to do so)


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