Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.

I never received any password and sat quietly at my desk without internet access or the ability to check email, my calendar or voicemail. Today was a day as a volunteer. My last day of effective employment was Thursday, June 7, 2007 - and even that was only the morning hours.
Brian claimed that he never received a password from you. No need to worry. I just wish I could have done more during my final day of service for the District.

I feared that it had turned into something other than an amicable separation, but I did what I said I was going to do.

Would you work with me to turn over the Esd15.org website? I'm sure it's on their minds and it probably doesn't occur to them that we can simply change the ownership of it if we ask.

You can tell Marla that if she seeks to modify the site, I would be happy to provide a proposal. Since being terminated, I have a lot more time on my hands and would be able to provide a high quality site for a public servant sort of fee.

They haven’t asked me about it yet. I just wanted to take care of it before it became a large issue if that was possible. If you want to make it an issue that’s up to you, it’s against my advice, but you have to do what you have to do.

If you want to offer Marla your services then you will need to do that directly. All I can do is offer to facilitate to move the domain so that it ceases to be a possible point of contention for you.

If they ask me about the domain I will simply say that I’ve made the suggestion and that you have said no. The rest is up to you.

I wanted to let you know I have authorized Brian to change your voicemail and e-mail greetings to a "who to contact" message.

Also, when you asked me about the esd15.org website, I responded based on my expectation you would leave the site available for people to use for property contacts with the district based on our ads/billboards. I did not expect you to continue to monitor the site or be responsible for responding to requests for information. It seems inappropriate to me that you would use the site to invite people to contact you directly, since the site is clearly meant for communicating with Edmonds School District regarding property inquiries.

Would you please provide me with the information necessary to update the site and make changes to it from here on out?

The site directs all inquiries regarding property to you at your district telephone number. If people seek to contact me personally, they may do so by using the address posted.

The Edmonds School District did not pay for the domain. All work on the domain was performed on my own time and on my own computer. The site is hosted by Iyavaya, not the Edmonds School District. The websites created for Property Management are located at:
By the way, the sites will need to be updated to reflect my absence.

Thank you.

Thanks for the clarification, Mark. Are you saying you intend to keep using the esd15.org address as a way of contacting you personally? I don't understand why you would want to do that.

I have several email addresses. If Edmonds School District staff seek to contact me, they may do so by using
mark@esd15.org. As a courtesy, I will check the account from time-to-time and offer responses when needed. This email address is so much easier to remember than many of my other addresses.

An email address differs from a website. The website can contain anything under the sun. It could become an operations site, an unofficial district blog, a conduit for property ground leasing information, or whatever. If you seek to customize the look and feel of the website, I would be happy to develop a proposal.

I am a public servant. The domain has always been available for District use as an extension of my professional attributes while employed. Sort of like having a freakishly tall co-worker than can retrieve items from the highest shelf. He may not have been hired for his height, but it comes in handy every now and then.


Anonymous said...

Thank God you did retain the site. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Marla doesn't want anyone to speak their minds, at least not where anyone can hear them!