Friday, March 7, 2008

You can't please all the people ...

With my background in the newspaper business and now working at a church with an average weekend attendance of about 3,000 people, I have learned the truth of this phrase:

"You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can't please all the people all the time."

This truth became apparent again today when I presented an idea for some shirts we are going to order for the staff here at NMC. The staff will be required to wear these shirts at least once and possibly more than that.

So, my idea was to offer the staff a choice of two different styles (polo & t-shirt) and three different colors. And this still seemed to be insufficient.

Our staff of around 50 is made up of many different ages, personalities, personal styles and backgrounds so it should be no surprise that not everyone is going to be pleased with the choices offered, but I was hoping for a better reception.

Oh well, I guess some people are just going to have to take one for the team!


Rachel said...

i have found that statement to be MOST accurate when dealing with "church" people. go figure. best of luck to ya ... :-)

Anonymous said...

I love you and believe that God has gifted you! Keep working hard and keep your chin up! When you are pushed and challenged you can only get better!