[bksvol-discuss] Re: stepping back a bit from volunteering

I understand! I have only been a volunteer for a couple of months and really do 
not know about what is going on with the volunteers and the Bookshare staff.

Elizabeth and Burton <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:  How long have you been a 
volunteer Barbara? I have been a volunteer for 
five years and we keep re-hashing the same difficulties for the entire five 
year period. That is the reason I am discouraged.

E.
At 05:29 PM 1/3/2007, you wrote:
>Why are you discouraged? You had one bad conversation, that's all. I 
>understand why you want to stop volunteering for a while. It takes so much 
>time if you are conscientious.
>
>Elizabeth and Burton wrote:
>Folks I am releasing some books. I am doing so because I realize I need to
>take a break from volunteering. The phone call with Gustavo was the final
>straw. Perhaps I should have emailed him rather than trying to have a
>conversation. I will finish what I am working on and then only take on
>things very selectively.
>
>I did enough validating last year to entirely pay for this year's
>subscription. I am stepping back for now until I feel less sad and
>discouraged.
>
>E.
>At 04:39 PM 1/3/2007, you wrote:
> >Dear Fellow Booksharians,
> >
> >Most of you are familiar with the common situation that while studying
> >medicine, Future Doctors, Nurses, etc. become convinced they exhibit the
> >symptoms they are reading about and are suffering from the catostrophic or
> >rare illnesses in their textbooks. What they are really suffering from is
> >emersion in the details of pathology, anxiety, exhaustion and paranoia.
> >
> >I'm experiencing a similar bout of the frets. As I read about bee es oze,
> >entering editors' names correctly, kick backs, and incomplete and
> >incorrect information in the uploading form, my anxiety about a book I
> >uploaded a few days ago is mounting exponentially!
> >
> >It was a BSO. It had a long title. It has both an author, an editor and a
> >copyright under neither of their names. All I can think about is that the
> >scanner's hard work and mine as validator will be lost, that I'll cause
> >Gustavo to gnash his teeth, that the book will be kicked back or forgotten
> >on the back burner because I made a hash of the upload. I'm already 99
> >percent sure the answer to my question is, "No Way! Just wait and see like
> >the rest of us." But, I have to ask.
> >
> >Is there any way we can access our uploading form once we've sent it, to
> >reassure ourselves we've filled it out right, or to fix something we
> >suspect we overlooked? It's like going back home, letting yourself in, and
> >checking that the stove is turned off. Is it possible?
> >
> >I need to stay busy, easy since I've got plenty to do, and let time tell,
> >but I had to ask.
> >
> >Always with love,
> >
> >Lissi
> >
> >
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>Barbara

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