RE: DSM: Subtle Coercion?

Joe Jackson (
Sun, 7 Jan 2001 16:14:07 -0500

I think the wording was like "my friend told me they weren't very
_interested_ in reading.

That's a major difference to me - more declarative than expressing
frustration or asking fort help...


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Bruce
> Smith
> Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2001 4:07 PM
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> Subject: RE: DSM: Subtle Coercion?
> I prematurely deleted some messages, so I can't quote or respond directly.
> But I wanted to add a postscript to the exchange about suggesting
> easy-reading books to a friend. I had said that I could see myself doing
> this. Then Joe responded that it failed his test of appropriate staff
> conduct.
> I believe that I read the original post too quickly. At the point that a
> friend or student at my school expressed frustration with something, I
> could see myself suggesting alternate reading. But I would leave it at
> that. If they did not respond to my suggestion, I would drop it and move
> on, leaving the ball in their court. To take the next step and
> offer a book
> to the person who had not responded to my remark would indeed be
> inappropriate for staff, in my opinion.
> Bruce

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