I said it the word no one wants to hear. No one wants to be replaced and it is always something in the back of everyone's mind. Whenever I invite someone to the guild and they are the same spec or same type of toon as someone else the tells begin. The first thing that pops into someone's mind is that they are going to be replaced and the freak out begins. Sometimes this could actually be true. Someone could not be pulling their weight, not showing up enough, causing stupid wipes, bad positioning, or causing unwanted drama. In most cases this is not the case.
Maybe it is just the type of world everyone lives in. They are always thinking the worst every time. Let me tell you all this, their is not a secret plan for me to ruin you and everything you have always held dear to you. There isn't someone outside your window right now so you don't have to "hide your kids and hide your wife". Let us try not to be super paranoid all the time. Sometimes players come around that cannot be passed up and ya things will change a little bit, but it doesn't mean your world is going to end and you will be replaced and slowly pushed out of the picture.
To explain a little bit of guild management. It would be my job to make sure all the roles of the raid are able to be filled any given raid night. If they aren't this means that recruitment has to be done to fill the holes. Now sometimes there are these nights where everyone for some miracle or another is on. Those days are when the panic happens and people get all crazy and start packing their can goods and hide in the basement. Flukes happen and this isn't a bad thing. Sometimes people may want a rest or a night off and this could be a great day for this to occur. See what I did there. I was thinking positive and not in a crazy world is ending negative way. Amazing what can happen when you think of things on the other side. Can you all try that for at least today and see what happens?
On another note screw you Blizzard! Where the hell is my damn shard?