Volunteer work

Yes, volunteering is work. Just not paid work. It can be professional or OJT; on the job training. You can be a novice at whatever job it
is.

My opinion of being a volunteer comes from many years of being a volunteer. I have volunteered in the military as an active duty member and as a military spouse. I have volunteered as a mom in my child’s school and at my church wherever I have lived. Currently I volunteer my time with the local veterans associations.

My attitude about volunteering has soured over the last ten years. I used to think I could be productive since I do not have a paid job.

Over the years I have experienced sad characteristics from volunteers I have recently worked with that make we want to never volunteer again.

These negative characteristics are envy, jealousy, one up man ship,
“I own this job”; don’t enter, or even “I am the boss” attitude.”

I have decided that it isn’t worth the hassle to volunteer anymore. I have been burned, undermined, patronized, envied, etc. at several different volunteers jobs. I am so tired of dealing with people and their antics.

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Published in: on November 26, 2017 at 9:56 pm  Leave a Comment