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Unread 06-04-2001, 01:07 AM
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Question Am I the only person with this job?

I got to wondering the other day about something. It seems like most team have your standards duties for team members: drive team, animations, etc...my job on my team can be simply put as whatever no one else wants to do. Mainly, I do my team's newsletter. Do other teams even have newsletter and, if so, who writes and creates them? I just wonder if maybe I'm the only student with this job. If any other student does work on their team's newletter, let me know. I often have no clue as to what to include in it. Thanks!
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Our team does not have a newsletter. We do, however, have individuals with unusual team tasks. For example, as far as I know, I'm the only guy in the entire FIRST program whose job it is to show up at every meeting and stand around cracking wise until one or more of my team mates feels compelled to injure me with any of various shop tools.

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Everyone has a good job on the team.

Like Karl said, our team doesn't have a newsletter. It really depends on how large your team is to have a newsletter. Most of our people show up consistently and we know whats going on. If not, we just fill them in when they come back. If they are gone for a long time, thats just tough for them, they catch up on their own. Karl, you make funny wisecrack jokes that bring humor into the program. If it weren't for that, we probably would have had horrible moods all the time. Everyone who shows up has a part in all teams. There is a lot to do. Just one's presence can make a difference. If you don't, find something to do, that goes for every team. Please don't be on the team just for the trip. That was one of the reasons I joined, then I got hooked to it and love FIRST, thank God I have two more years of it. Thats why I stay on ChiefDelphi all the time, I have no life. Is anyone else that way?


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Unread 06-04-2001, 06:11 PM
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Odd Job

Our team has an email newsletter, it's written by one of our advisors. It comes out basically every week summarizing what is going on. We have emergency editions such as-
"ALL HEAR THIS: at 2AM the robot was handed to the drivers for testing...that is all"

Another weird job on our team is that of the HSG.
Head-Senior-Guy... this is just an honorific (unofficial) title given to a High School Senior on the team... Usually someone who just eats/sleeps/breathes FIRST... You get the weirdest look when you put that on a resume...

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Unread 06-04-2001, 07:40 PM
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Our newsletter isn't really for our members..more for PR purposes in the community. I guess it is needed to show our sponsors that we really are up to something all of those weeks spent in a building of power tools, computers, and crazy engineers and students. Any announcements for team members are done via email and those who don't have email just kinda find out from their friends at their school (our team has students from both of our high schools in Martin County).
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Re: Everyone has a good job on the team.

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Thats why I stay on ChiefDelphi all the time, I have no life. Is anyone else that way?
All I have to say is ---

Life == FIRST

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Re: Everyone has a good job on the team.

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Thats why I stay on ChiefDelphi all the time, I have no life. Is anyone else that way?



My morning goes like this: check my email, check Chief Delphi, check the hits on our team's website, then look for updates on the FIRST site. I have a bock of student assistant with our main teacher sponsor and all we talk about is cows and robotics. My friends outside of robotics get angry cause all I do talk about robotics. I think that the true FIRST-a-holics, like me, have NO LIFE!! And I'm proud of it.
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as far as I know, I'm the only guy in the entire FIRST program whose job it is to show up at every meeting and stand around cracking wise until one or more of my team mates feels compelled to injure me with any of various shop tools.
what a coincidence! i have that same job...me and my cronies all do that: me, mike corliss, jeff wong, joe cronin, andrew kostka.

its funny: cuz of that people dont take us seriously...like when our group of friends came up with the concept and design of rambot 2001, the wedge and stuff people were just like no thats a bad idea bla bla bla
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yeah me either...im on cd wayyyyy too much...
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Unread 06-05-2001, 06:45 AM
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No one on my team has your job at the moment. However, now that you mentioned the idea of the newsletter SOMEONE will next year. Any volunteers? Actually, I'm thinking that could be a good job for the high school student leader of the team (who we need to pick at some point in the near future...). Thanks for the idea Angela.

Matt who's team is going to hate him after he comes up with all these new ideas for stuff to do....
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Not unusual...

Littlefish and other posters-

I don't consider having all the unusual tasks such a terrible thing. I have always felt like the band-aid- or what Norm on my team calls me- the "X-Factor". I just kinda jump up and do whatever anyone needs help with. Even when I was captain in 2000 I was putting tape on the rumble sticks, showing other teams our animation and finding misc. parts from other teams. Sometimes being the band aid can be a team's lifesaver. And oh yeah, I tried doing a newsletter after 2000 and then I just gave it up...there was just too much else to do
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x-factor

We have a team full of those!!!

most of them are the most unassuming people in the great and then they have therese awesome falshes of brilliance and stun the living bejesus out of the team and we look a t them for the rest of the comp- day ect with new respect and awe


i however am still wainting for that moment


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We had a newsletter like what you describe in '98. We distributed it to all the team members as well as to important people at the school and our sponsors. Each week we had a seperate student write it. This required that everyone know what was going on for at least one week

We haven't done it since then, but I don't know why.
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We have a newsletter for PR purposes and it is written and published by our Chairman's Award group.

They put in FIRST's mission, then it gives the community an update as to what is going on during the Six Weeks of Hell. Thats our newsletter (well...the last one I've actually read ).

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Newsletter...

Hm.... newsletter... good idea. Too bad we were so increadibly unorganized this year, we barely even had a contact list for the team throughout the year. This is the first year the team has been at Bellarmine and we only had 2 students who had been on a team before, it was just nuts. Anyway, a newsletter sounds like a great idea, not only to inform team members about important dates but also to advertise our team in our area and school. We haven't really had a chance to do much of that.
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