Saturday, September 21, 2013
At some time I was always going to ask myself this question, I guess!!
Well yesterday and today that time has come!! I seem to be being hit at from all angles!!
Firstly I got as did all team leaders an email from Sparkpeople saying and I quote.....
As a member of our Community Team or a SparkTeam leader, you are part of an exclusive pre-release group for the Spark. Wed like to thank you for being such a loyal member by offering ....................!!
No mention that this didnt apply if you live outside USA and Canada until one had tried to buy it so one has to assume their gratitude has geographical boundaries no matter how much we have done to help the American people!! (I live in Australia)
This situation has actually been going on for the last nearly 5yrs since I joined Sparkpeoplew no one outside America can win a prize either but in this case this offer if for something we need to buy and most people on the web realise that it is the purchasers responsibility if one buys overseas!!
The excuse given by Sparkpeople is to do with lawyers but that has been the excuse for since I have been a member and I agree lawyers work slowly but honestly 5 yrs????
So really what they are saying is we need international members to boost our numbers so we can tell the advertisers we have a large membership and charge them more, they can lead teams, spread the spark, tell everyone how good the site is but we really dont want them here and they are always on the outside unable to take a full part in the site!!
And then I went to my Skydrive site where all the folders for the Chair Exercise Team are stored and as one of my team so neatly put it I had been clobbered by the wonders of technology ALL the folders had gone!! Totally disappeared.
So I set about putting them back when .................
Smoke!! We live in the bush , its been very dry and our worst fears bush fire.!!
The firies came and told us to get ready to leave so we packed the car and waited as of now we are still at home surrounded by smoke and with fire engines and police everywhere. We slept in clothes last night and are living out of the car and plastic bags in our own home ready to get out if it flares. The forecast is for gusty winds today as a front goes through!!
So honestly one begins to wonder is it worth the effort as an International I am obviously not wanted on Sparkpeople and the folders are connected with that anyway!!
The bush fire I guess thats part of living in the bush but maybe if I hadnt been clobbered by the other things this week - I might not feel as worried by it!!