Someone asked about the professionalism of city information distribution on fellow blog LaSanbe. This is what I meant:
A more professional city employee (not naming names but those who get city emails know what I mean. For all I know above email sender could be a fabulous employee but the public only has electronic communication to judge by… ) would:
1) Not have to send out several emails with minor corrections (once a month, maybe twice but… hijole!)
2) Not expose everyone’s email in a distribution list and make it vulnerable to spammers. Everyone on this list has gotten email from unexpected sources. Why?? Because this email list is so unprotected and Public Relations 101 should tell you that a list like this is proprietary information. Heck, some people SELL it but the city just gives it away to any spammer that wants it. Just a simple blind-carbon-copy or maybe using a real Listserv service would resolve the issue – it is not hard to do but it doesn’t get done.
3) Although this screenshot is not an example, consistently sending out email from one particular private school is inappropriate. Again, a city service should have city information and private schools should develop their own lists (or buy them… oh wait, its already been given away – rats!) and do their own work during city work hours. If the sender is a volunteer, that’s nice of them to send out but on his or her own un-taxpayer time and not using a list developed for city purposes.
4) There is no fourth other than that I do encourage you to attend the Anti-Bullying/Suicide Awareness Rally coming up. As the rate of suicide increases amongst Latinas, the more you know, the more you can help look for warning signs and help prevent a tragedy. But you have to admit – the language used in the press release is awkward!!