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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.
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