Sometimes resigning from Pioneering is a statement of discontent.
In one affluent congregation there were four Pioneers including me. There was a pecking order based on wealth, pioneers were at the bottom of the heap. We received no encouragement or support from the full time workers. On summer bank holiday weekends they would be off on holiday while we carried on trying to get our hours in.
We were flat broke, hungry and disillusioned. We decided we had had enough and all four of us resigned as pioneers in one go.
The announcement was duly made. We had hoped that we would be asked for our reasons and our protest would have some impact but not one elder asked. I moved away to a much friendlier congregation. Over the next few years many members left of moved away. A few years later the congregation had halved in size.