|Re: Don't worry|
Message #6 Posted by Scuba Diver on 4 Sept 2002, 2:40 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil)
I also had my credit card charged on the 22nd and I haven't yet received my CDs, but to be honest, I haven't really given it any thought. I don't really think there's anything worth worrying about.
Perhaps a personal story will help illustrate. Last year was the "international year of the volunteer" so I decided I should get involved in my community. I decided to join a charity that my employer runs.
The work is extremely fulfilling; you definately get a feeling of accomplishment. The one unfortunate aspect is that nobody else appreciates what you've done!!! The people associated with the charity expect you to give 100% as if it's your "real" job, and the people at your "real" job expect you to focus solely on work.
It's impossible to keep everyone happy. For a while, I did what I could, but I felt like I was working two full-time jobs; I didn't have any free time so I started to burn out. Finally, I had to reduce the amount of time I spent volunteering.
My reason for sharing this is; this is not Dan's "real" job. It's a hobby. I figure, it's the summer, everyone's on vacation, let's cut him some slack. Otherwise, if we expect him to be working 80-hour weeks, we may find the site shut down someday!!!
Oh, no, I think I may have given myself nightmares!!! No more HP Museum? What would I do with all of my free time? Maybe I'll take up volunteering...