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How Fred of FSG has abused both my privacy & my rights - One person's lack of compassion does not equal another's comfort.
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How Fred of FSG has abused both my privacy & my rights
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From: (Anonymous) Date: July 7th, 2006 01:20 am (UTC) (Link)

understandable

I understand your outrage at the treatment you have received. At times some of the staff have acted less then professional with people. I hope that you will keep in mind that the staff is only a very small part of the experience of Free Spirit. I am not staff nor would I want to be, but there are many staffers that are great compassionate human beings. I would just hate for a few bad experiences ruin what could be a great experience.

I do want to correct you on one point. "Sabina" I don't know who that is but you were taken to the hospital by Pam. In her grey van, she waited with you and came back to the camp with you and a few others. If you would like more information about her, she is on the Freespiritforum list.

I hope that we will see you again.
fixx From: fixx Date: July 7th, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: understandable

Please do not misunderstand me. I know that the majority of staffers are hard working and caring people. I am even told that Fred himself is a very "caring" person, even if he is so hamfisted about expressing his caring nature that even his friends have to apologize for him, excusing his actions as being born of stupidity and ignorance.

This does not change the fact that the behavior of some of the staffers, most especially Fred, have driven away some of the coolest people ever to attend FSG, and have angered many of those who remain. I'm honestly afraid that if FSG continues on its present course, the antisocial behavior of these staffers will negate the sort of positive energy we have come to appreciate at FSG.

I had SIX of the worst experiences EVER with FSG staffers in the last 24 yours I was at FSG, and FIVE of those experiences involved Fred in some significant manner. During the last 24 hours of FSG, Fred appeared to be showing me more than my share of attention. This suggests, but does not necessarily prove, this was his inappropriate way of settling some sort of personal issue of which I'm not at all aware.

Right now, Fred has even more to be angry about because I've addressed this matter formally. Please explain to me why I should not assume that Fred will be just as abusive next year if not even worse?

As for Pam, I've corrected my post. It is my recollection that Sabina was also there, and maybe I'm hallucinating but I thought she was among those who rode back with us. I'm sure that there were five people in the van on the return trip and only two of us were patients.

PS: Considering LJ is FREE and easy to use, is there a reason you have not created an account, or are you posting anonymously in order to mask your identity? If you wish to tell me who you are or remind me of having met you at FSG, you can email me privately at fixx @ livejournal.com
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 8th, 2006 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: understandable

We did not formally meet at FSG. I saw you with your solar scooter from time to time. I read what was going on and just wanted you to know that someone understands and even agrees with you on a lot of your points.

I had a run in of my own 2 years ago with a staff member and took quick action. When confronted the staff member was quick to apologize and his attitude changed. I do understand that has not happened in your case and it should have.

Some of the staff have what I call the God/Goddess Complex and they think just because they are on the staff they can do anything and treat anyone how they want. But that comes with consequences and they will learn what they are soon enough.

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