We're joining the USS!What does that mean?
It means we get to share our orders with other shops when we can't do them, and can get other perks like priority in some shops!
The forum link is here
if you want to check it out.Why is this so important?
Well firstly, we can get rid of some of our old orders! Popsy or maybe the new asec, when they get picked (please bother Pie
) can go through and choose out orders that will never get taken, then submit them to the ISOC, or Inter-Shop Order Completion. This way other shops will be able to take our old orders!
Secondly, as with many federations, we get a number of reps - people that represent our shop in the organisation and help to make sure our voices are heard! We officially get 9 seats, but the BoD discussed this and think it's too many, so we're going to give some people extra “seats”.How would that work?
Basically, each of the 9 “seats” is like one vote. So we can just make people's votes worth two, or even three.So how many reps are we having?
We are having four people, which split the 9 seats between them:
- Pie. She, as the president, is going to have 3 of the seats.
- Cong or Myself As PROs, Cong or I will be the next rep, and have 2 seats. We haven't decided who yet.
- Two shop members! We have decided to open applications for two shop members to become reps, and have two seats each.
These reps will be BoD members, but it will work a little differently to usual.Who can apply?
Anyone, even people already on the BoD, you won't lose your other BoD position! There are two spots, which will be chosen by the BoD from the people that applied.
We want to try to balance these reps, so it's likely that at least one (maybe both, depending on who applies) of the positions will go to a non-BoD member.
We urge you to apply even if you think you won't get it - think of this as an expression of interest form, just so we know the candidates.How do I apply?
With this form:
USS rep application formWhen's it due?
Current position in shop: (just write worker / trainee if not on the BoD)
Are you currently a USS rep for another shop? If you are, would you give up your USS rep position in the other shop for this one? (unfortunately you can't be a rep for two shops )
Why do you want to be a rep?
In a week - 23 Septemberish. You can ask if you need an extension (although it's just a form, who cares
Basically submit it soon, i'm making it up as i go along.
Applications for a new position are open, please apply