Job Function Based Cuts
There may be a tendency to subjectively judge each staff member's job performance and perhaps some of that is ineveitable, but we should try to make this as objective as possible. For instance, one measuring stick (and it's just one thing to look at) is the types of jobs that a given staff member can do or could easily learn.
Those people able to do many of the jobs and those people who are the only ones who can do a necessary job might be considered more essential to the operation of Free Geek. Of course, we should also keep in mind how easy or hard it would be to train someone into a job.
As a tool, we could make a grid showing who can do what.
Free Geek has several jobs that have to be done at a given time and place to keep the programs and facility running. Here's a list of current staff members and the work they do a lot of, some of, have done in the past, or could learn:
- 5 -- A main part of current job
- 4 -- Part of current job
- 3 -- Used to do / Fills in occasionally
- 2 -- Easy to learn in < 1 month
- 1 -- Hard to learn in < 1 month
- 0 -- Not practical
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|Name||Adoption||Command Line||Build||Fork Lift||PB/BBBB||Printers||Reception||Receiving & Testing||Recycling||Store||Tech Support||Totals:||%|
There are other jobs that are also important in that they support operations of our programs, but aren't directly tied to a program (and often can be done on a more flexible schedule). If we can agree about which of these jobs are essential, we could make a similar grid for those jobs.
Other necessary jobs
This is distilled from the Results from the Layoffs and Hours Reduction Survey:
Build Closing HardDrives RAMTesting Printers Recycling Forklift PickupScheduling Receiving AnsweringPhones AdoptionClass LPIexams PB/BBBB SoftwareMaintenance InfrastructureMaintenance TechSupport Bookkeeping BlackHole-WhiteHole Grantwriting Outreach BBBees Store StoreTesting Fundraisers AccountingSpreadsheetUpdate Recycling Build teacher Volunteer intake volunteer recruitment PB/BBBB