I have been a member of a student-run PA and stage lighting service for a year now. I'm having doubts as to whether I should continue to participate.

Reasons to quit:
-It's really time consuming, especially close to the holidays, which is also when I have my exams.
-I don't enjoy it as much as the other folks do. I don't get excited by it.
-I only do the menial tasks like loading the van and plugging stuff in. I'm not qualified to do the Front of House or lighting design stuff, but I can't be bothered to learn any of that. I don't feel like I'm very useful and sometimes I think I get the way of other people.
-There are plenty of other things I'd rather be doing.
-I'm not sure why I joined in the first place. I don't even like loud music.

Reasons to stay:

-I provide a service. Sort of.
-The rest of the crew are really nice people and I don't want to disappoint them or have them think I'm lazy
-I feel obliged to help out any way I can
-Giving up now will be like accepting defeat.
-It teaches me self-discipline, to an extent
-"Harden the **** up and deal with it"

I don't enjoy doing PA and Lighting because I'm useless but I feel obliged to continue. Should I stay or should I go? Help me decide, Pit!
Last edited by sashki at Oct 2, 2011,
Go straight to hell boy.
sometimes I see us in a cymbal splash or in the sound of a car crash
Well if you go there will be trouble, but if you stay there will be double
sssssshhhhhhh chiillll man. Just quit if you don't like it and the universe will unfold as it should.
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I love that song. So that means stay.
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(and by the way you should continue working with the light/PA people, it's a good experience)
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are you getting paid to do it?
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You gave a lot of good reasons to quit, and few (none) good reasons to keep at it. I'd say, quit that bitch in style.
I've got the spirit, but lose the feeling.