Friday, November 05, 2010

NaBloPoMo4 - Communication or lack of

I have just finished an awkward phone call with the head flower ladies from church. Apparently I was supposed to take down all the Harvest flowers. However, I have no recollection of anyone telling me this was my job. I went in on a Saturday and watered the things. Grah! If I had been told, I would have been happy to. But no one did.

This is one of the problems with volunteering in general. Because there isn't the pressure of the paying customer, there tends not to be formal lines off communication in place, and so things get missed. And then you get in trouble for something you weren't told to do. For example, I'm on the flower rota, but no one's ever told me what to do on my day, and when I've asked not much is forth coming. Some days I go in and there's watering to do, and other days, there's no flowers, and I don't even know if I'm allowed to do my own arrangement.

Oh well. We keep volunteering because it's the right thing to do, and will keep getting in trouble. In better news, the church website is getting tidier and tider, and I put together some initial logo designs. I will get somewhere eventually. It's just a bit disheartening right now!

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