Re: FIRING VOLUNTEERS
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Tue, 8 Feb 1994 11:49:52 CST
On Tue, 8 Feb 1994 11:53:53 EST Nathan Brindle said:
>For cryin' out loud, tell them NOT to send out letters to people thanking
>them for past service and then telling them their services are no longer
>needed. Someone in our district (I ain't sayin' who) fired half of our
>commissioner's staff that way. Now the new commissioner (whom you know)
>has got a hell of a job on his hands trying to soothe the ruffled feathers.
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We did "fire" a bunch of volunteers by asking them to send in their
registration fee by a certain date and added the statement that "If we do
not receive your check by that date, we will assume that you are not able
to continue as a member of the district committee." Most of the people who
did not respond, and were consequently dropped, were ones who were not making
a contribution to the committee. Those who were helpful members of the
committee but didn't send in their registration were contacted. A couple
chose this way to remove themselves from a committee where they were just
hanging on and didn't know how to say that they were no longer interested.
And, as usual, some just were slow responding. One or two who didn't
respond, and were dropped, later called to see why they weren't getting any
more mailings. They were told that they hadn't responded and that their
position had been filled but there was always something if they were really
interested. For these, they were assigned to another position where they
could make more of a contribution.
I really think there is a place for almost everyone but you may not get the
right match the first time.
Roundtable Commissioner, Pawnee Bill District, Will Rogers Council
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