We gathered together for a funeral. Earthtel, Inc. [a call center located in Oakland, Ca. that raised money for “liberal” organizations such as The Sierra Club, and the NAACP] died.
Callers [fund raisers], administrative folks, managers… even the owner was there.
I worked for and with Earthtel, Inc. for the better part of the last few years. It was a place that served me well. Not only did I introduce my ill-fated “Zig for Pope” campaign there, but I also made some terrific friends.
The powers that be were *never* upfront with the employees and took a once thriving business down the tubes at an alarming rate while those of us with the brains and/or skills to make a difference [if utilized properly] could only watch while, week after week, chairs were re-arranged on the deck of the “Titanic”.
That said, Earthtel’s demise saddens me.
Edited to add: Here’s a link to a follow- up blog that I wrote.