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  • sharon.t-e-c

    January 10, 2023 at 8:06 am
    Level 5: Froglet

    We’d be lost without our tech. Our outlook calendar runs our life and syncs to our phone and watch. We also use email – the major players each have their own email accounts, and we have a special mailing list that everyone subscribes to. Anything sent to the list gets copied to everyone’s email addresses, so we email the group if we need to broadcast something important.

    We also journal. The T-E-C blog is one of our journals, but we also keep a handwritten one. We found that a journal written in pen can’t be edited easily like something on a computer (I mean, duh) and that it’s best for sensitive topics that might otherwise be edited out of existence. We have a strict rule that our written journal can’t be directly shared with anyone outside the system. That’s to encourage writing about uncomfortable, vulnerable topics.

    Finally, we do have internal communication. It’s not always direct to each other, but we’ve figured out lines of communication to get from A to Z. It’s not 100% by any means, though, so we still need our calendar and our written communications.

    We suck at scheduling time for everyone and using positive triggers to bring people out on any schedule. We try to give Saoirse the working hours, and Janet is supposed to get at least one night a week to play video games, but sometimes that doesn’t work out. Like right now, it would be ideal for Saoirse to be out instead of me. We’ve found that positive triggers work less well after heavy usage, though, so we try to save the powerful ones for emergencies. Over the years, positive triggers lose their oomph in our system. Your mileage may vary. Generally, we just let switches happen when they happen, and it’s up to whoever is out to look at our watch or phone to see what we should be doing and where we need to be.

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