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When did you leave twi?


What year did you leave twi?  

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  1. 1. When did you finally leave twi proper?

    • Before 1970
      0
    • 1970-1975
      0
    • 1976-1979
      1
    • 1980-1981
      0
    • 1982-1983
      1
    • 1984-1985
      2
    • 1986-1987
      3
    • 1988-1989
      11
    • 1990-1991
      1
    • 1992-1993
      0
    • 1994-1995
      1
    • 1996-1997
      2
    • 1998-1999
      2
    • 2000-2001
      1
    • 2002-2003
      0
    • 2004-2005
      2
    • 2006-2007
      1
    • 2008-2009, and beyond
      0
    • Still enjoying the ride . . .
      1
    • I'll get around to leaving . . .
      0
  2. 2. Under what conditions did you "leave"?

    • I was booted, M&A'd
      8
    • I was "in" and "out" for awhile, my choice
      1
    • I was given ultimatums, tried to appease them, but gave up
      1
    • I took a good period of time to see if this was what I wanted, and it became clear
      11
    • I left suddenly, a quick and easy decision
      3
    • I left suddenly, a hard decision
      3
    • I left the "day" I turned 18
      0
    • got lost on the way to twig, stopped at a bar for directions, been there ever since
      0
    • I was never really "in"
      0
    • spouse left, so I did
      1
    • parents left, so I did
      0
    • family/friends pressured me to leave
      0
    • I traded twi for CES/CFF/spinoff
      1
    • I left twi like I leave anything else, no hard feelings
      1
    • my kids pressured me to leave
      0
    • I went on a trip, came back, all the fellowships were gone?
      0
    • I went to school/started a carreer/family and twi just kinda faded into the background
      1
    • Other
      5
    • I did something stupid, and was ashamed to ever go back
      0
    • A professional was hired to help me leave
      0
  3. 3. The Guppy Sign

    • looks like a guppy
      5
    • looks like a molly
      2
    • looks like a goldfish
      0
    • who the hell called it a "guppy" sign first?
      7
    • looks like my gerbil/hamster
      0
    • what guppy sign?
      8
    • Other
      7


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More useless data, for inconclusive discussion . . .

The second question can be a multiple of answers

*oops*, meant to put this in the "about the way" forum . . . :redface:

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I skewed the data a bit... We left quickly it was a difficult decision but Also I left because my spouse needed to leave. IF that hadn't happened we would have been around a few more years.

SO I picked both scenarios.

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It IS kinda interesting how your stats group up in the responses. I wouldn't be surprised if your polls are giving a lot more accurate picture of WayWorld than you seem to think. I know people who study this sorta thing claim that it doesn't take a whole lot of numbers to get reliable data, if the sample is random enough...

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Well, the spike for the fog years was expected, although I thought it would be sooner for whatever reason. That six people don't know about the guppy sign is a bit surprising.

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As of this post, the year 1988-1989 has a plurality of 37.5% in the poll -- way above any other years -- which sounds about right to me.

According to my recollections (factoring in that the mind is the first thing to go), that was the year of the Big Purge. First, among the Way Tree and on-the-field Staff full-timers. I think it was, what? A 90% turnover on the Limb level? Something like that. Then, with LCM's "tell me whether you stand with me or not" letter, the purge was extended throughout the entire Corps.

Jeez Louise, for me and just about everyone in the Corps that I was associated with here, that one was a no-brainer. I say this in all good conscience: NEVER in my entire association with the Way Ministry, was my primary, secondary, or even tertiary loyalty to men. And I was hardly the Lone Ranger, as hinted by these poll results even now.

The Corps that I knew here, for whom answering that letter wasn't a no-brainer -- well, suffice to say, it took some deft footwork to avoid a couple of knives in the back, figuratively speaking. Excuse my French, but they shoved their noses so far up the Trustees' arses that they had to sneeze to get a glimpse of daylight. I was appalled, and told them so in no uncertain terms.

I'll always be thankful to the leadership here in San Antonio, which extended outward to the entire South Central Region (Texas and Louisiana) between the summer of '84 to the end of '88 (how? within such a corrupt system? by manifestation of believing, Bubba), for keeping us informed. Heck, we went through the whole "Athletes" sham when that sucker came out. (I hesitate to mention his name, in that we've had a falling-out. But it's spelled "Britt Lynn." If you ever read this, thank you, thank you, thank you, my good friend.)

After the balloon went up in '86, it was horrific, month after month, to hear news from places where the cover-up was in high gear. (Or should I say Geer.)

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  • 11 years later...
2 hours ago, penguin2 said:

I know it's ancient post but I thought it was interesting.

Most of you were leaving as I was diving in deep and it took me twenty years to come up for air.

  

Hi Penguin 2, 

in the grand scam of things - it's been the same old bull$hit the whole time - the important thing is that you left !

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