Negative Git!!

Discussion of the re-branding of CTC as Cycling UK.
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Negative Git!!

Postby Velocio » 8 Apr 2016, 12:17pm

...I received my weekly CycleClips email last Friday which announced "Watch out for a brand new look for CycleClips next week with CTC officially becoming Cycling UK from next Tuesday 5 April. More information about the new brand and the reasons behind it will be in the next issue of Cycle magazine, which should be on your doorstep on or around the same time."

...I replied with "a defiant 'NO' to the CTC, our club, becoming 'Cycling UK' until the entire membership have been asked to vote on the matter - not happy :("

...I received this today from our Membership Officer :

From: newsletters@CyclingUK.org
Subject: RE: In CycleClips: Self-driving bikes are here; a mellow way to fix potholes; Denise Lewis rides the Hardknott; Cardiff cycle hustings and more
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2016 10:53:02 +0000

Negative git!!

Oliver Foster
Senior Membership Officer
Cycling UK
Direct Line: 01483 238332
Main Line: 0844 736 8450
Fax: 0844 736 8454
Email:oliver.foster@cyclinguk.org
Web: http://www.cyclinguk.org


...there goes my membership ...!!
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Re: Negative Git!!

Postby mjr » 8 Apr 2016, 12:39pm

Wow. Was there any lead-up to that outburst? Have you corresponded with Oliver Foster before?

I can appreciate that the officers may be feeling a bit besieged, but that's really not how to handle disagreement, being neither a polite dismissal/marginalisation or a reasoned challenge - probably both would be scripted, but even non-response would be better than that!
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Re: Negative Git!!

Postby Velocio » 8 Apr 2016, 12:44pm

mjr wrote:Wow. Was there any lead-up to that outburst? Have you corresponded with Oliver Foster before?

I can appreciate that the officers may be feeling a bit besieged, but that's really not how to handle disagreement, being neither a polite dismissal/marginalisation or a reasoned challenge - probably both would be scripted, but even non-response would be better than that!


Nope mjr ...I was quite taken aback by the Senior Membership Officer's curt reply to what was a knee-jerk reaction to the news ...which for many was the first time we had heard about the name change of our Club ...I personally think the man should be sacked if this is the way he responds to member's concerns ...good or bad
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Re: Negative Git!!

Postby Philip Benstead » 8 Apr 2016, 12:46pm

I have forward this to PT and all of CTC Council
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Re: Negative Git!!

Postby Velocio » 8 Apr 2016, 12:54pm

Philip Benstead wrote:I have forward this to PT and all of CTC Council


...thank you Philip ...but I'm not holding my breath for an apology ...also ...I've decided to remain a member ...at least until next month's AGM ...when I'd like you to act as a Proxy on my behalf :)
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Re: Negative Git!!

Postby Psamathe » 8 Apr 2016, 12:55pm

Actually it does not surprise me. You only have to look at what PT put online attacking Mr. Benstead.

Organisations are led from the top.

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Re: Negative Git!!

Postby Chris Jeggo » 8 Apr 2016, 1:08pm

Methinks Oliver Foster should lick Velocio's cycling shoes else seek employment more suited to his abilities.

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Re: Negative Git!!

Postby gaz » 8 Apr 2016, 1:30pm

Velocio wrote:
Philip Benstead wrote:I have forward this to PT and all of CTC Council


...thank you Philip ...

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Re: Negative Git!!

Postby geocycle » 8 Apr 2016, 1:36pm

At best a very poor attempt at humour, at worse a sign of complete contempt for the views of the membership.

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Re: Negative Git!!

Postby gaz » 8 Apr 2016, 1:40pm

There is no possible justification for the reply sent to Velocio by Oliver Foster.
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Re: Negative Git!!

Postby Mick F » 8 Apr 2016, 1:44pm

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Re: Negative Git!!

Postby Vorpal » 8 Apr 2016, 1:47pm

That's bang out of order for a Senior membership Officer.
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Re: Negative Git!!

Postby Bicycler » 8 Apr 2016, 2:15pm

Wow!
Agreed, completely out of order. Though just so we're clear about what preceded it, would Velocio mind providing the whole message which he sent to Oliver verbatim (omitting, if necessary, any personal information)?

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Re: Negative Git!!

Postby Velocio » 8 Apr 2016, 2:21pm

Bicycler wrote:Wow!
Agreed, completely out of order. Though just so we're clear about what preceded it, would Velocio mind providing the message which he sent to Oliver verbatim (omitting, if necessary, any personal information)?


...my original post on this thread contains all that's transpired from and to me ...I've left nothing out ...other than at 2.02pm today I received this...

Re: Negative Git!!

Sent: Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:02 pm
From: Si
To: Velocio

Hiya,

Have forwarded the thread to Matt from Membership services and David from Comms, who are the ones who have most contact with the forum and are most likely to give a reply.

Can't promise that it'll do any good - we can but try.

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Re: Negative Git!!

Postby Bicycler » 8 Apr 2016, 2:33pm

Okay, thanks for clarifying. I totally support your complaint then. We can't have a membership officer who sends out emails abusing the membership when they dare to express opinions.