[at-l] 3 signs you're the Ex newsletter Editor

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Wed Jul 4 14:59:45 CDT 2012


Good for you!

Claudia Maiorana
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On Jul 4, 2012, at 10:06 AM, Mike Cunningham <hikermiker at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Many years ago I was poking around on the internet and found an organization of long distance hikers. They seemed to get it. They knew what really was important in life. It was not a big house & big car and getting every last penny you could. It was about helping other people toward their goals and getting together with like minded people. They had one annual meeting a year.  I joined for a couple of years. I was not able to make the annual meetings, but I decided to that I wanted to be a member of this group for the rest of my life. I  became a life member.
> There was a vacancy for the newsletter editor.  I volunteered and have  done that job for a number of years. .  I never advanced very far in the corporate world because sooner or later I would tell some corporate fool to “take a hike” I managed to stay at one place long enough so  I eventually got a third week of vacation and so was able to attend the annual meeting, I had a great time
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> I retired from working for a living & now have more time to do what I like. I am involved in two trail projects and the local land trust. To continue editing the newsleter I would need a new computer and so I purchased one with  the software  but not Adobe Acrobat, which I did not realize I would need.  I repeatedly asked for that from the club but was rebuffed. I spent much of a month putting together the summer issue but could not convert it to pdf format. Admittedly I made a couple of proofreading errors. This laptop is somewhat different from the pc I used at work. There is a learning curve.  I was asked to fix the errors and I did. I was also asked to change something submitted by a past coordinator. A call to a peaceful protest about charging fees for camping at GSMNP.
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> I had the newsletter almost ready to go. There were only a couple of additions and changes to make when I was ordered to turn it over. I did.
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> The ALDHA newsletter you received has only a vague similarity to what I spent a month working on.  Today is Independence Day. I am declaring my independence. Effective today I will no longer be the Newsletter editor.  And to all you corporate fools who want to make ALDHA into another ATC: take a hike. It will do you good.
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> Oh, the three things.
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> # 1 Not only is the newsletter only vaguely similar to what you put together but someone else is listed to send articles to.
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> # 2 You cannot sign into your email.
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> #3 You cannot post to the list.
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> Of course this following the current corporate model, no one actually tells you.
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> Hikermiker, the EX Aldha Newsletter Editor
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