Saturday, June 4, 2011 6:33:57 PM
Haha well okay in this case I'm going to volunteer at the management departement at the noblest bank nearby... I work there 3months for free and after that they even might hire me!
Friday, June 3, 2011 7:47:53 PM
FaLa620-"who can afford to put all of that on hold while you spend all of your time working at a job that doesn't pay?"
Again, it is not an either/or situation. You don`t have to give up a paying job in order to volunteer, or to go to school or to further your skills.
I`ve worked more than full time for over 25 years. In that time I`ve attended school full time, I`ve volunteered countless hours and just recently attended college classes just because there was a skill I wanted to learn because I thought it would help my current job (paid for it myself and I didn`t miss a bit of work).
No one is saying put anything on hold. Do what it takes to pay bills, but you`ll still have time to further your education and/or volunteer.
Of course, it will mean giving up some of your computer and video game time..and I realize that that`s just unreasonable to some people. (of course, this is the same people that complain of lack of opportunities)
Friday, June 3, 2011 5:47:16 PM
This doesn't really work for most people. If you`re in school, then sure, it might be a good idea. But if you`re done with school and you`re in the "real world" you have to think about bills - rent, utilities, car, etc... who can afford to put all of that on hold while you spend all of your time working at a job that doesn`t pay? Volunteering is great for people in school, or those with rich relatives that will pay your bills while you`re out making the world a better place. But for the rest of us, it`s really not an option.