Saturday, March 17, 2007

Carnegie staff lock doors and gossip

Downtown Eastsiders have long viewed the closing of the doors of Carnegie Community Centre for a staff meeting from 9 'til noon every welfare day -- the third Wednesday of each month -- to be an excuse for staff to have a schmoozefest. There may be some truth to that.

One staff person reported that at the last meeting, staff kept digressing into gossip instead of focusing on business. Gossip about what? "That blog," the staff person explained, referring to the Downtown Eastside Enquirer.

So now that we know what was going on inside Carnegie's locked doors, what was going on outside? The usual. A throng of people -- those who don't drink or drug on welfare day and may even be broke as cheques sent via mail don't arrrive until late morning -- was hanging around on the front steps waiting for the Centre to open. Just because it's welfare day, doesn't mean people aren't interested in checking their e-mail on a public computer or using the library.


Anonymous said...

Since when has Carnegie centre had anything to do with the people of the Downtown Eastside? It's there to fill the pockets of the fat-cats that work there.

Anonymous said...

the carnegie staff are true caring staff. who work for the pay check,and have to put up with people who continuie knocking them down.lets say some of the complaints are from people who couldnt get there way.yes you.

reliable sources said...


Scores of people claim to have been barred from the Carnegie Centre and DENIED AN APPEAL and in some cases even denied an official reason for the suspension of public services. There is evidence that individuals have recently been barred for legitimate free speech. Few people even remotely expect to, as you put it, "get there (sic) way", under these conditions.

Anonymous said...

"The Carnegie staff are true caring....." Sounds like this could have come from somebody with a vested interest in the centre. Why else would this person defend people who try to control their regime with an iron fist and damn those who try to oppose them.

Anonymous said...

wow you really hate those people!

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