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Mistress Marilyn's POV
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Mixed messages . . . 
11th-Jul-2007 02:05 pm
Janice--Don't Fuck
It's interesting to have such a frustrating day, where for a while you're on a cloud, then you're dashed to earth without warning.

Our DVD came yesterday, and I had a chance to play the movie in my office and later to sit with Ira and look at the feature cut and discuss parts of it. It's something I'll be proud to have my name on forever, and who knows where it will all lead! Even if it never wins an award or gets more than the rave review it got in the newspaper, it will live long after me (with family photos representing characters in the film).

Then at the parade recap meeting I was blindsided by a key volunteer, who was fuming over an imagined slight -- an incident I was knew nothing about.

Now, I haven't complained about 60-80 hour weeks for the past seven months (which is a lot for a 90% FTE). I worked 13 hours Monday and 11 hours yesterday with no break. Every minute (just about) has been a labor of love, even dealing with the naysayers and critics (which were few and far between). But my patience for volunteers, well meaning and other, ran out weeks ago. I'm just sick of it.

Thank goodness we took time out (and allowed ourselves to forego sleep, which is overrated) to see the latest Harry Potter movie last night at midnight. It was fantastic, and it was just the break I needed.

Back to work. There's a $5.00 charge for whining in my office.
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11th-Jul-2007 11:10 pm (UTC)
funny how that happens isnt it
the ups and downs

congrats on the cool flick :)

love
t
16th-Nov-2007 05:14 pm (UTC)
We need to consider popping for some copies of the movie on DVD at Christmas ($25 each), so we can send them to friends. You wouldn't BELIEVE how cool the movie is -- I kid you NOT. I'm so PROUD of Marilyn that her name is on this film, forever! Not everyone can say they produced a movie, after all...

(hugs)
13th-Jul-2007 01:39 pm (UTC)
It's hard ato manage volunteers. The commitment seems to be only on their terms many times - they don't realize the difficulty on people like you who have to coordinate it all and often
finish their jobs'.
Be proud of what you've done! I'm sure they meant to be very helpful but don't understand it fully.
16th-Nov-2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
We'll have to consider popping the $25 a DVD to get it for our friends at Christmas (if we can afford it). It's an AMAZING movie. Truly the quality of a Hollywood-made film. I'm not kidding here.

And full of family photos! Who knew they'd end up using so many???

I'm so PROUD OF MARILYN for being the producer, I could bust.

For the most part our volunteers are pretty incredible. It's just now and then that they can be clueless. (heh)
15th-Jul-2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
Ooh, you've watched the new Harry Potter!! So lucky!!
It doesn't open here until Wednesday!!

Yes, frustrating days happen!!

Those volunteers can consider themselves lucky to have someone like you to boss over them!! (Imagine the chaos without you!!)

What kind of movie did you make??!! So exciting!!
16th-Nov-2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
Those volunteers can consider themselves lucky to have someone like you to boss over them!! (Imagine the chaos without you!!)

For the most part, they truly DO. (smile) We've got some very cool volunteers who think Marilyn is INCREDIBLE (which she is). Oh! And it's clear you get how good she is at what she does, which is nice! They are lucky. (So am I, to have her as my boss!)

What kind of movie did you make??!! So exciting!!

The movie is about the festival -- and is truly the same quality you'd see from a Hollywood-made film. And Marilyn will have her name on it FOREVER as the Producer! How cool is that? (Yeah, I'm a PROUD sister. Heh.)

We need to pop the $25 each to buy some DVDs for our friends (if we can afford it), so they can see the movie. It's really incredible. I'm not kidding...
16th-Jul-2007 12:31 am (UTC)
We have volunteers where I work. I'm not very pleased with them. For the most part they are fairly reliable and good hearted. We do have a few, however, I would cheerful loose. They promised to do Saturday morning story hours at a couple of our satellite library branches. Then the cancel and we are scrambling to find someone who can do a story hour with crafts for the kids. That sort of behaviour makes me furious.

I'm glad your DVD was a success! Congratulations!

Shelley
16th-Nov-2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
For the most part we're really LUCKY to have GREAT volunteers at the festival. Some of them would do ANYTHING -- and I'm not kidding!

But there are always some volunteers who are totally clueless... (sigh)

I'm so proud of her role with the DVD. Isn't that cool? (Yeah, proud sister here... heh...)
16th-Nov-2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
You have every reason to be PROUD AS HELL of the DVD.

It deserves awards, but WTF. It's wonderful no matter what. And your name is on it FOREVER. How cool is that???

Volunteers! Gotta love us. (grin)

You so deserve to be treated with respect all the time. People suck some days...

The Harry Potter movie was a blast, wasn't it? (!!!) Who knew back then that you'd be Draco for Halloween??? (grin)
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