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The DSO Is No Longer Partying With Jose Reyes

This is the best email I’ve gotten today. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is apparently not happy with Jose Reyes.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra would like to inform its sponsors and media partners that as of July 9, 2013 Jose Reyes is no longer affiliated as a volunteer with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra or with any of its volunteer organizations and/or organizing committees.

Thank you.

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9 comments on “The DSO Is No Longer Partying With Jose Reyes

  1. The picture of Cynthia on the link reminds me of the infamous Dombeck picture, if you know what I’m saying.

  2. From that write up he seems to live quite the posh lifestyle for a “mortgage servicing specialist” which the Internet tells me is a hourly position at less than $14 an hour at Bank of America.

  3. As a former board of director for one of those cultural arts entities mentioned in the Dallas Dweller blog, I can say with 100 percent certainty that nuh-un, Jose Reyes didn’t make it rain for us; but he did like to squirm his way into our grand soirees on a complementary basis, (antichrist behavior of a fundraising professional, if you ask me) which he found out about when he’d see me in the hallways, elevators and dreadful cafeteria of the major metropolitan publishing company (a.k.a. MMPC) where we both toiled. But now I’m really confused! Though we worked on different floors in separate units of the MMPC, the blog post mentioned he worked in marketing/communications; I suppose if I stretched my imagination wide enough, selling classified advertising over the phone at a MMPC, could possibly be considered a marcom activity.

  4. Dear Tim,

    I was contacted by the new Vice President of Development, Jenny Shepard, and was told that I was no longer welcome as a volunteer at the DSO because I ‘overstep my boundaries’ in dealing with the media, which is absurd. She told me to “Go somewhere else.”

    As you know as a member of the media yourself, I have never done anything but invite the press to our events so that they can cover the events for their respective publications. That’s it. That’s all. Apparently, this rubs them the wrong way because they feel that they are losing control of the situation.

    Apparently, the PR Department at the DSO feels slighted because I have a more effective approach than their own, and as a result of making them look bad, they are trying to get rid of me altogether. This is really as slap in the face, after all I have done for them over the past ten years. It is their loss. I will not be donating any more of my money to the DSO from now on. This is why their public support is shrinking!!!

    This is all news to me, as I have not been doing anything differently than I have for the past ten years. This is the thanks I get for supporting the DSO. This is how they treat their volunteer and donor base, which is a shame. Out of respect for the DSO as an institution, I have kept quiet all of these years. But I wish more people knew what it is actually like behind the scenes over there. They are a miserable bunch and a nightmare to work with.

    As evidenced by their extremely high turnover rate in leadership positions on staff at the DSO, their management in dealing with their volunteer and donor base is in shambles. You don’t bite the hand that feeds you. This is how they treat people. This is how they operate.

    Regards, Jose

  5. Dear Tim,

    I was contacted by the new Vice President of Development, Jenny Shepard, and was told that I was no longer welcome as a volunteer at the DSO because I ‘overstep my boundaries’ in dealing with the media, which is absurd. She told me to “Go somewhere else.”

    As you know as a member of the media yourself, I have never done anything but invite the press to our events so that they can cover the events for their respective publications. That’s it. That’s all. Apparently, this rubs them the wrong way because they feel that they are losing control of the situation.

    Apparently, the PR Department at the DSO feels slighted because I have a more effective approach than their own, and as a result of making them look bad, they are trying to get rid of me altogether. This is really as slap in the face, after all I have done for them over the past ten years. It is their loss. I won’t be donating any more of my money to the DSO from now on. This is why their public support is shrinking!!!

    This is all news to me, as I have not been doing anything differently than I have for the past ten years. This is the thanks I get for supporting the DSO. This is how they treat their volunteer and donor base, which is a shame. Out of respect for the DSO as an institution, I have kept quiet all of these years. But I wish more people knew what it is actually like behind the scenes over there. They are a miserable bunch and a nightmare to work with.

    As evidenced by their extremely high turnover rate in leadership positions on staff at the DSO, their management in dealing with their volunteer and donor base is in shambles. You do not bite the hand that feeds your. This is how they treat people. This is how they operate.

    Regards, Jose

  6. Dear @NotBUFFY_VS,

    I do remember you from our days toiling away working at the same company ten years ago. Are you still alive? Say it isn’t so.

    Regards, Jose

  7. Dear jmckee,

    Given my “Posh Lifestyle,” I hardly think I could afford to live on $14 an hour. But thank you for your concern, nonetheless.

    Regards, Jose