Thursday, August 27, 2009


There's been a lot of emphasis on the positive during these tough times in a tough field - and that's fine. But sometimes, our cheery spin on dark matters works against us. Here's a great article on how nonprofits starve themselves out of existence by under-reporting overhead and creating false expectations among funders by painting pictures several shades rosier than reality.

It made us think of how all the discussions about solutions and innovations lately have squeezed out our Constitutional right to complain about work.

Some times your job sucks. That's alright. We are here to listen. Please feel free to post comments about how your work is burning you out. Try to be relatively civil, and feel free to remain anonymous.

We'll give out a prize for the complaint with the best high-minded moral.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Job site

I'm a little over-tired. My planning horizon went from months to weeks to days - right now, I pretty much have about 6 hours mapped out at a time. I just sent out a message to our members on Facebook related to this post that sounded like a pitch for Nigerian Horny Goat weed.

Here it is in (hopefully) more articulate form: found a site that custom searches arts jobs and emails them to you: Work in the Arts. I haven't tried it, and there is a fee, so if you check it out, please let us know what you think.
-Chris Casquilho