Standard Day for Alien on ATS:
I work fulltime managing a Mental Health Service...but I do tend to skive off on ATS whenever/wherever possible...I've usually got a browser open and
logged in to ATS throughout the working day.
I have a huge love for ATS, all its Members (yes, even the ones who may well pee me off on occasion) and what I believe it stands for...hence still
being here since it began over 11 years ago...
Usual Day on ATS goes something like:
- Log in and check messages. Respond to messages, action anything from them
- Check in to Staff Forums, see whats happening on the boards and what I/we may need to take care of
- Check in on the Complaints/Alerts Forum and toss in my 2c worth on any discussion - and believe me we do discuss Complaints/Alerts and otherwise...I
do appreciate that occasionally it might seem
like we don't, but we do...and quite regularly at length as we Staff don't all hold the same
perspectives and opinions...we come from many different countries, cultures, ages, upbringings...which hopefully
results in less
*default responses* and more consideration taken prior to action.
- Cruise the Boards for a bit and have a read of whats new, whats hot, various threads etc
- Pretty much cycle through the above again and again throughout the day
: Having a decently busy work and home life does unfortunately mean much of my ATS Time is spent in *Staff Mode*.
Time I do spend here can be limited, so I tend to devote whatever time I have to the role of a SuperMod and taking care of what needs taking care
of...before I spend any time actually enjoying and engaging
with the many fantastic discussions that happen here every moment of every day.
Will strive to change that though...and thus get a bit more *connected* with the very grassroots of what initially bought me to ATS all those years
One other thing:
A HUGE sincere thanks to you all - the MEMBERS of ATS.
This would be a lonely place without the presence and passions you all bring to it.
It might sound so cliche, but it doesn't negate the fundamental truth that its YOU who make ATS what it *is* each and every day.
YOU are the reason I'm still here 11+ years on. Not the role, not the Staff Title, not any of that other meaningless 'dressing'...YOU.
So...thank you for 11+ years of sheer awesomeness!
Apologies for the times I/we have slipped up, tripped up, messed up and not perhaps confessed up...we do make mistakes...we do make wrong calls...we
strive not to do so, but they still DO happen - for we are human just as you are.
We're NEVER going to be perfect and 100% correct 100% of the time...neither are you...the major thing will always be not
the failures, but how
we fix them.
Best of the Season to each and every one of you.
Stay safe, stay blessed.
edit on 21-12-2011 by alien because: (no reason given)