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When to quit? (not weight loss related)

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

When to quit? How does one decide to throw in the towel? I've been working on an all volunteer board for almost ten years -- and last night was the worst. I proposed 3 proposals that I thought most everyone was behind -- and my compatriots left me hanging in the wind. And the two that disagree with EVERYTHING I think, everything I do -- they had a heyday. I have never been yelled at publicly (or honestly privately) so much in my entire life.

This stupid board has wreaked havoc on my health in the last year and a half -- thus the extreme drop in exercise and the rising of my weight -- AGAIN -- and just causes me all kinds of stress. I've stayed on because I truly care about the cause and the tiny professional staff.

But do I keep hanging on hoping for better? Or do I say, "the hell with it" and just quit?
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3016DEBRA 10/2/2013 5:33PM

  I would agree with the other 2 comments. Find something that's more rewarding & less detrimental to your well being. Lots of organizations need people like you! emoticon

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PRINCESS_SOFI 10/2/2013 4:25PM

    Doesn't sound like the reward is worth the risk you're putting your health in. Find another volunteer cause with more friendly people!

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BLUEANGELLK 10/2/2013 12:31PM

    I would get out of that situation. It is easy for me to say, but I think if something is making you this unhappy it is time to move on. You have given it enough time, worry and stress. Perhaps there are other ways you can serve this organization if you really believe in what they are doing. Good luck with your decision.

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