Originally Posted by liquidstatik
My mom couldn't hold a job because she spent a lot of time in hospitals, in her later years. She could still work, volunteer, clean house, etc. But because of attendance issues, she wouldn't be able to hold a real/steady job. BUT AS FOR VOLUNTEERING, IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU QUIT/GET FIRED, AS YOU DON'T RELY ON THEM FOR MONEY.
I SEE WOT U DID THAR!
MY POSTS ARE EASY TO UNDERSTAND TOO (well at least by anyone with 2 brain cells to rub together that is).
I'll try to make it as clear as possible without bringing my intellect down to such a level where I might crap myself. Please try to follow along.
I get that he wouldn't be able to work enough hours at a steady job to support himself. I also get that you people think
that just because it's volunteer work and there's no pay involved, that they don't care about attendance issues.
My plain point that I've had to illustrate three times now is simply this:
If he is unable to hold down a paying job because of attendance issues, then he will be unable to hold down a volunteer job as well. You can
get fired from volunteer jobs.
If he can magically hold down a regular volunteer job, then there isn't any problem doing a normal job as long as the employeer is made aware that health problems might force him to take some days off (believe it or not, some companies are ok with that if there are legitimate medical reasons; ever heard of doctor's notes?).
I'm not trying to be an asshole (though I probably should be judging by the asinine replies this thread has gotten) and I never intended to be in my first post. My goal was simply to make it clear and frank to Tadao that a volunteer job is the same as a normal job, just with no pay. They appreciate hard work and regular attendance as well; especially anything involving kids.
liquidstatik: It might be more useful by the way if you turned Tadao onto the same companies your mom volunteered for if they really don't mind attendance issues, instead of using it to discredit me. Volunteering is usually a pain in the ass because it's like having a second job (attendance committments and all) that you don't get paid for. That's why the majority of volunteer workers are old people who are living off pensions with nothing else to do, and college students who are trying to make their transcripts look better for med/law school.