So, I went back through that schedule and cancelled several photo opportunities that were a disservice to me and others. These are photo outings where the organizer overbooked the number of photographers. In these situations, it is impossible to get a quality photograph. We all deserve a chance to take photos that are not rushed. There are some photographers in the group who are unaware of their surroundings and walk right in front of other photographers shots. Professional courtesy gets thown out the window. So, instead of getting frustrated and angry, I said, "no." I've been to enough of these events to know what to expect, and it's rarely good.
Don't get me wrong, there are events that are controlled, well organized, and a pleasant experience. The trick is to weed out the poorly planned events, and only go to the photoshoots that work well with my work ethics. It's a winning situation for everyone. I only go to events that are enjoyable to me and another photographer who doesn't mind being jostled in crowds gets to attend the event in the slot I would have taken.
In the end, I still enjoy photography, I don't get burned out, I'm not overbooked, and you will get the best photos from your session with me.