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Volunteering is always weird.


Every single time. People either have nothing for you to do or you're the ring leader of people who have no skills. The best case situation is for art or the community where everyone is giving different talents, but in that situation they always seem to over value their contribution or time (it seems).

I still want to do it, but damn they make it hard with the lack of planning regarding the time you are giving. 5 hours today and the biggest comment was, we still have a lot of work to do. They mean I have a lot of work to do to finish and no shit, I just started on the project.

Still better than the last one where I was basically loss prevention for a business. That sucked.



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rondo
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re: Volunteering is always weird.


everyone look at Gaston ....he volunteers.








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Gaston
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re: Volunteering is always weird.


You'd think it would be less weird.





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Walt OReilly
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i love it...i volunteer on thanksgiving and christmas by cooking and serving food...leave there being thankful and blessed of everything i have in life





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lnomm34
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quote:

everyone look at Gaston ....he volunteers.




Has he mentioned his Physics degree yet?






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shawnlsu
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Sorry you had to do community service again.





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southernelite
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People also only want to volunteer like over the holidays or something, when there are 365 days a year to volunteer.



funny story though, a friend of mine was working at a soup kitchen last week, and some kid told her to sit down like she was there to get a meal. she was pissed.






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Hammertime
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I had to do some Habitat 4 Humanity volunteering a while back. Within 1hr I was in charge of a crew of 15 people. No one had any idea what they were doing. They didn't even have anyone there that could read plans. They were the biggest bunch of whiny, hippy, morons that I had seen in a long time. I made 5 people go get lunch for everyone. 5 actually were able to work, and the last 5 were just wandering around like idiots randomly hitting walls with their hammers





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Gaston
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I build sets for a little theatre and we had habitat people come and help ONE time. They cracked every piece of wood they put together. No concept of over tightening screws with a drill, just keep the trigger down till it destroys itself. I wanted to choke em.

I even built a jig for the corners and still nothing they built was square. I pity people who have habitat homes.



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barry
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Biggest problem with volunteering. You never know how many people are gonna show up and have something for them to do.





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PurpleandGold Motown
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Community service requirements for probation suck huh?





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proudertider
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Bravo to all the volunteers of OT. I lead several volunteer efforts every year and it is very hard to find quality people to help...glad to know several of you do!





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lnomm34
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quote:

volunteers of OT


quote:

very hard to find quality people to help


I found your problem



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whit
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I pity people who have habitat homes.

They are terrible.






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Cold Pizza
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I pity people who have habitat homes.


Do you pity their lack of a mortgage?






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T-Mike
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I work for a non profit with 60% of the workforce volunteering. We calculated that we can afford two employees compared to the cost of managing volunteers. And, we have not done anything about it, lol.





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lnomm34
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quote:

T-Mike



Solid first post. Will read again.






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T-Mike
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Thanks, if your serious. If not thanks anyway. I've been looking for a way in - wanted to be conservative and non- douche... At first.





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Hammertime
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I would be more willing to volunteer if the people running the programs weren't absolute DURRRR retards. They are worse than government workers. I tried to volunteer for a dog shelter and building boats with kids and the people running it were such idiots that I just gave up.

I am not sure what kind of logistics it requires other than me calling and saying I want to work, the putting me on a job, but these people cannot handle it.


I did some preemptive community service once, and tried to find somewhere that I could actually help. Ended up getting frustrated and doing the entire 240hrs with LSU Landscaping holding a weed-eater






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BRgetthenet
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I run a small non-profit cake making business. Most of my workers are volunteers.

Some can't count.

I know one time I made a cake for sweet 16 party, and this dip shite ended up placing 17 candles on the cake.

There was nothing I could do at that point.






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