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Subject:  Re: Sandbagged, but not upset Date:  12/6/2012  11:25 AM
Author:  arrete Number:  658541 of 794471

Once you volunteer for anything you get sucked in. I do my darndest not to get sucked in, but sometimes the organization wouldn't exist if I didn't do stuff.

Your observation is painfully accurate.

it is tougher not ot make it an even longer term commitment, and some pain involved when you do decide to get out.

I destroyed an organization once - a computer club. I was saddled with being newsletter editor (I did NOT volunteer - I was directly asked in front of a lot of people - very awkward). After a while, no one wanted to be bothered with coming up with monthly programs. Getting the newsletter together and mailed/emailed out took about 3 days a month (sometimes