Many of those in 'transport' got their shift pattens today, and they are not happy, working through the night, and then late nights followed by early mornings, but then some are driving the large BMW !
(Original post by Divingbrit)
TSR, the word 'volunteer' is very important
You're right, it is. LOCOG have a huge responsibility to make sure that we are all happy with what's happening, as we are sacrificing our time (those of us that work are sacrificing practically half our annual leave) and inconveniencing ourselves so that they can put on a show. Regardless of the pride that I have in the fact that London is hosting the Olympics, we should not forget that Olympic "volunteers" - people who are effectively putting community and country in front of their own lives for a few weeks this summer - have the right to be respected by LOCOG, and not abused for being generous and willing to help.
Got my shifts today, for those that will moan at my post...yes, I understand what 'volunteer' means, since I've been volunteering for nearly 6 years of my life now (and i'm 20 next week...)
Unfortunately, 8 out of my 10 shifts...mean I can't either get there on time (6am) or get home (finish at 12.15/45am, trains for where I'm staying finish at 11.50pm)...I now either have to hope that the increased train routes will be on my times, or see if there's any chance of getting nicer shifts.