The National Property Preservation Guild (NPPG), in a rare move today, removed several of its Membership according to their Website. Sources speaking on condition of anonymity stated that issues arose on a Facebook Private Group operated by Kim Savage. As we have not seen the actual documents we are withholding the names. One of those individuals, though, has been removed from Savage’s Facebook Group so I would tend to place the information as High Value.
There is a fine line between a person’s opinion phrased civilly and bullying. One of the High Profile Facebook Cases is listed below.
A 14-year-old Florida girl accused of bullying her former schoolmate into suicide had turned a friend of the victim into a bully, too, authorities said Tuesday.
The two girls were charged Monday night with felony aggravated stalking in the death of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick, and were released into their parents’ custody.
Sedwick was bullied relentlessly for several months before she jumped to her death from a tower at a nearby abandoned concrete plant in Lakeland, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.
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The Internet abounds with Canons of Ethics for Administrators. These Canons are generally far more stringent than the Terms of Service (ToS) which most Social Media Sites require. The deeper ramifications, though, were drawn from a NPPG Board Member speaking on condition of anonymity, whom said,
The Guild has a responsibility to both its Membership and the Clients whom are Non Voting Members. I mean look, if you have NPPG Members out there who want to go you know get crazy that is their right as a person. It is a privilege to be a NPPG Member. You wrote on this; you understand kinda. I mean you attack companies and that’s your thing and it helps Contractors I guess. We don’t want that. We want a stable environment; we want Clients to know that our Members aren’t going to slam them or allow their personal lives to negatively impact their reputations.
If there are pay or work issues we’re going to pull up a chair or get a conference call going and hammer it out. That’s what I don’t understand about NAMFS [National Association of Mortgage Field Services]. They seem to feel that if you just bury your head in the sand it goes away. We don’t want that. We want a good and healthy relationship between Management and Labor.
No one wanted this; the writing was on the wall. We telegraphed that we were capable of democratic action and that we could implement that swiftly. This is a business, Paul. We both know that. I know you have your issues, but look the Guild believes that we can forge some good relationships for our Membership while providing a damn good job for the Clients.
So, how will this pan out for the NPPG? Overall, I think it will show that the Guild has the ability to make hard decisions — if they are able to hold solid. While I have no sympathy for the Property Preservation Industry or the Members of the National Association of Mortgage Field Services, I think that this was a good move. Collateral damage always occurs. Several of my larger Clients whom I consult for have already reached to me with respect to Membership in the Guild. The irony here is that they very well may be leaving the National Association of Mortgage Field Services.
We reached out to Kim Savage for comment; however, our calls were never returned at the Post Deadline. We welcome Contractor’s input and would like to dedicate a Podcast to this Topic — The Impacts of Social Media on the Contractor. If interested, drop us a line!