The other day I made a sarcastic comment about our communication with Youthville. I was pretty frustrated when I wrote that post, but as Todd and my mom quickly pointed out, I probably shouldn’t have written what I did. So I would like to apologize to Youthville for airing my grievances with it in an unhelpful way on my blog.
I would also like to say that there are a lot of good people who work at Youthville who do some very tough jobs very well. They do important work that most of us don’t want to do, and they should be shown more appreciation.
I think my frustrations come from the fact that Youthville is a very large organization that is underfunded and understaffed, and as good as its employees are, due to its size and budget some things happen that can be frustrating to people, like me. Specifically, I think Youthville’s size means the departments don’t have as good of communication between them as I would like them to, so we get told different things by different people. It’s not necessarily any individual’s fault, it’s just the nature of a very large beast.
So, I don’t apologize for being frustrated, but I do apologize for the way I handled my frustration.