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Friday, my value and work ethic were called into question by the Chairman of Dragon*Con. You know, the convention that I work generally 50+ hours a week for until summer when I work 80+ hours a week? To add insult to injury, I have been asked to justify my time.

I am suppose to be talking to him again on Monday, to turn over the information for the guests I have been working on for the last few weeks. This in and of itself doesn't bother me since I didn't want to be working on those things in the first place. I sat in a Senior Director meeting back in October and said point blank that I wasn't interested in doing more than publications for Dragon*Con, that I didn't even want to be a Senior Director. Instead, as the time since then has passed, as is typical of this show, they have shoved more and more in my direction, and despite the personal hell I have been living in, I have been working very hard to live up to all of the work that has been expected of me.

What does bother me is that my worth to the show and work ethic would ever be called into question. In the 14 years I have been working for the show, only once have I missed a deadline and that was back when my brother-in-law passed away unexpectedly. I have consistently worked above and beyond the call of duty for the show, and put it before my own personal well being. And for what? Nothing other than the sheer love of the show and wanting to see it succeed.

I know I have jokingly said in the past that I was done with the show, that I didn't want to do it any more. The truth is, recently, it hasn't been a joke. I was hoping to stay until the 2008 show, and then resign after that. In light of current events, I have decided not to continue that long. I have made a promise to do all of the publications for this year, as well as the programming, and to be the Senior Director of several departments, and assuming that the convention still wants that of me after I speak to the Chairman on Monday, I will be fulfilling those obligations.

I will not, however, be returning in any capacity to Dragon*Con or ACE after the wrap up of the 2007 Dragon*Con convention.

For those of you that work for Dragon*Con and read my blog, I apologize that you are learning of this decision this way. I do plan on speaking to all of you individually over the next few days, and want you to all know that despite how hurt I am, this has been a very difficult decision to make. I have truly loved working with you, and I will miss that and the family you have become to me.

Date: 2007-05-27 12:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady-kathana.livejournal.com
*hugs* I'm very sorry to hear this. You are one of the things that has made working for Dragon*Con so enjoyable. I have always admired your dedication to the show and marveled at the time you put in each year.

Date: 2007-05-27 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tk0667.livejournal.com
I have said for years. When it stops being fun...Its time to go.

So far I have been lucky as director of Tech and am blessed with a incrediable Staff, But I try not to dealve too deep beyond that.

Sorry to see you go. =(

Date: 2007-05-27 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tami-brown.livejournal.com
Wow...I really had no idea. Being stuck in the Tribe-verse for the first few years, I havent gotten to see what is really going on behind the scenes....until this year. A lot of eye opening things so far. Sorry to see you go, I know you've always worked hard for the convention, and they will hard pressed to find someone who does all the work that you do.

Date: 2007-05-27 03:13 pm (UTC)

Date: 2007-05-27 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bucketopants.livejournal.com
Viva la revolucion! Viva la revolucion!


But we should all make sure Dragon Con knows how wonderful the publications are this year... Just to stick it to the man! (yes, I **have** been watching Costas-Gavras directed movies. How did you know?)

Date: 2007-05-28 05:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darkfirewolfe.livejournal.com
I just can't imagine them not appreciating the work that you do! And calling your work ethic into question is just unreasonable given the amount of work that you do.

::hugs::

Date: 2007-05-30 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bevlovesbooks.livejournal.com
*Hugs hugs hugs*

So sorry it's gotten to this point. But... now you can go and see and do stuff, right? You'll still COME, right???

It won't be the same without you, though.

Love you.

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