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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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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!

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...)
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