I have to go to a board meeting today. We have them once a month and I got to report on membership sales and tech status. While it’s nice being considered important enough to go, I’d rather not have to.
I feel like we lie. We take whatever numbers we have and spin them to make it sound d like things are normal or better. Rarely they are. Our membership numbers have been on decline over the course of the past few years. But I’m asked to sit there and say they’re just bad this month. I think that basic denial of the facts really affects the decisions the board makes on a monthly basis and the ones my boss makes on a daily basis. They’re all based on some form of a lie.
I found out that a co-worker is going to be taking over reporting on membership sales, and I sigh with relief. I also saw the possibility that I would no longer need to go to the board meetings. My boss shut that down, she wants me there to report on tech. And that makes sense, that is my domain. I am being groomed for a product lead role. I know more about the interworkings of the site than anyone else in the office.
I guess it’s not all bad, I am getting good face time with the people who drive the company.