OK, I'm really really not happy right now. I just paid 2010 dues. They came out to a spectacular $605, for AICP, APA, home Chapter Membership and membership in the energy and environment group! According to their invoice, that works out to $495 for base AICP/APA dues, $85 for chapter dues and $25 for group dues.
Other professions don't have such astronomical dues as far as I know. Don't they know there's an economic crisis going on? What on earth do they spend your $605 on? Is it worth $605? I'm sure I and my firm have better things we can do with $605. Any opinions? I assume all of us, who are members, are paying something similar, although I think my state dues are one of the highest ones... and different groups have different dues too, I guess.
Not liking this... I hope somebody over there reads cyburbia boards. If so, please consider this customer to be unimpressed.