Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day (cleanskies) wrote,
Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day
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the union have done it again

Double-booked the site for Caption weekend, that is. So much for my happy, productive day. I'm now spending it scratching around my head trying to figure out how to fit around the requirements of the other people booked in. Everything they want to do is on Saturday, not Sunday, but they still want the garden, the hall, and the main site in the evening, plus, splitting the site between two groups doesn't go well, that's why we have it out of term in the first place.

This is the group that routinely book it for four weeks in July, this year they opted to have four weeks ending Sat 4 Aug ... What annoys me most is that this isn't even the first time it's happened. The Union tried to pull the exact same thing on us several years ago, complete with the whole, Oh you won't be able to have the bar in the evening thing. That time we managed to beat them back to Fri, but what are out chances this year? Sod's law suggests that the amount of time, effort and enthusiasm put in will work against us, which leaves me feeling nervous, especially after how I was working out genre conventions of cyberpunk over coffee this morning for the Sunday workshop ...

So, Caption 2003's future's in the balance. This is grim as all get-out. And yes, the Union say they've renegotiated for next year, so there won't be the problem then, but, but .... every year we have problems, things go wrong, it's so much bloody bother. But we never missed a year. If we do, will we ever get back to it

For background and further discussion on this, see this entry in the caption community.
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