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  • MistaGav 8 Sep 2012 14:41:48 90 posts
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    Hey all, just wondering if there's any other people on the forums here who also signed up to volunteer at Eurogamer this year.

    I'm gonna be working on the Saturday so I'll be looking forward to seeing all the people down there. :D
  • mrpon 8 Sep 2012 15:35:21 28,416 posts
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    Are you bringing a friend along?

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • von_Doll 8 Sep 2012 15:47:17 2,104 posts
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    I'll be honest, I was expecting a call to arms for a spot of She's All That.
  • spamdangled 8 Sep 2012 16:07:24 27,269 posts
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    I didn't even know they were asking for volunteers at the expo, otherwise I would have been happy to give my time.

    Stick a name badge on yourself and I will give you some homemade cookies for a job well done.

    Edited by darkmorgado at 16:08:07 08-09-2012

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  • Dirtbox 8 Sep 2012 16:09:41 77,461 posts
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    I don't know if they have good enough wheelchair access.

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  • spamdangled 8 Sep 2012 16:13:35 27,269 posts
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    I'm sure you're not that fat that you can no longer support your own weight. Stop putting yourself down!

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  • Pinky_Floyd 8 Sep 2012 23:13:02 7,359 posts
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    You didn't pay much attention at school. Never volunteer for anything.
  • Khanivor 8 Sep 2012 23:28:11 40,358 posts
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    Especially when it's a job you should be getting paid for.
  • Pinky_Floyd 8 Sep 2012 23:32:37 7,359 posts
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    Thread title needs changed.
  • Jonny_n00bhead 22 Sep 2013 21:29:43 20 posts
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    Just wondering if this thread needs to be rebooted for the 2013 Expo? I'll be volunteering for the 4th year in a row this year, are there any other volunteers around?
  • Deleted user 22 September 2013 22:31:01
    Of all the good things you could be doing volunteering I can't help but feel this is a bit fucked up. At least change the name to something more appropriate. "People too cheap to buy a fucking ticket"or something. Instead of putting yourselves in the same brackets as people actually doing something worthwhile.
  • jablonski 22 Sep 2013 22:51:47 3,077 posts
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    You could always volunteer your time to a charity that needs your help, not a company getting rich off your good nature
  • DFawkes 22 Sep 2013 22:51:50 22,584 posts
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    Nobody seems to be putting themselves in any bracket, just giving their time for something they want to do. That's fair enough :) For all we know, they may also do other volunteering for charities.

    Edited by DFawkes at 22:52:00 22-09-2013

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  • Deleted user 22 September 2013 22:53:33
    I'm fine with them doing it, just seems like an unfortunate use of the term 'volunteer' that's all.
  • DFawkes 22 Sep 2013 23:00:30 22,584 posts
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    That is what it means, but I can sort of see where you're coming from. There should be a separate word, but then you'll have people arguing that charity volunteering doesn't count for a given charity because it's not worthwhile, so they should use just standard word volunteer.

    We could always make a word for charity volunteer here? Chariteer? Or something new. It'll be harder to catch on, but if they're adding garbage like "deets" we can probably get a word that'd genuinely be useful to differentiate things into general use.

    I'd kick the living daylights out of the producers of Tipping Point - Ghandi

  • Deleted user 22 September 2013 23:04:02
    I'm happy to go with volunteer for those taking time out to help a charity in some way, and pikey for those too cheap to buy a ticket but wanting in anyway.
  • Armoured_Bear 22 Sep 2013 23:10:16 10,246 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    Of all the good things you could be doing volunteering I can't help but feel this is a bit fucked up. At least change the name to something more appropriate. "People too cheap to buy a fucking ticket"or something. Instead of putting yourselves in the same brackets as people actually doing something worthwhile.
    Fuck off you judgemental, patronising, self-important bell end.

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  • Deleted user 22 September 2013 23:10:45
    "intern"
  • BeardedGamerUK 22 Sep 2013 23:17:31 1,300 posts
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    People think they are volunteering for the Expo, when one day they wake up and find they are stuck in a Kibbutz for two years!
  • Deleted user 22 September 2013 23:20:23
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    mowgli wrote:
    Of all the good things you could be doing volunteering I can't help but feel this is a bit fucked up. At least change the name to something more appropriate. "People too cheap to buy a fucking ticket"or something. Instead of putting yourselves in the same brackets as people actually doing something worthwhile.
    Fuck off you judgemental, patronising, self-important bell end.
    I like a couple of your songs but I think on the whole your contribution to society has been far outshone by your heinous crimes. So it might be too late to make up for what you've done by volunteering but come on, come on, there is no need to get so upset. I think you should take another hot break, maybe not Thailand though.
  • Jonny_n00bhead 23 Sep 2013 20:06:32 20 posts
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    @mowgli What the hell are you talking about? Do you think it's an easy way to get into the Expo? Do you think we get promotional stuff for stuff for free?

    We aren't there to "get in for free", we're there to make sure everything runs smoothly, we don't get any promotional freebies. If you think it's an easy job of being on your feet from hours before attendees stroll in until hours after they leave, responding to every beck and call to make sure everyone is safe and has a good time, try it for yourself.

    You, Mowgli, are just a thoughtless idiot.

    The point I was originally trying to make was to gather all the voluenteers into one thread so that we can introduce ourselves, and I think it's a good idea that the general public see who we are so that we aren't strangers (I know it's not possible for everyone to know all our names) and to show how hard we have to work to make sure the whole event runs smoothly.

    Edited by Jonny_n00bhead at 20:07:49 23-09-2013
  • LetsGo 23 Sep 2013 20:11:09 5,161 posts
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    Surely if your volunteering you won't have the time to look around the expo? Not much use of a 'free ticket' in that case...
  • Jonny_n00bhead 23 Sep 2013 20:13:05 20 posts
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    BeardedGamerUK wrote:
    People think they are volunteering for the Expo, when one day they wake up and find they are stuck in a Kibbutz for two years!
    Nope, we come in, we help out, we go home. That might sound short and sweet, but there's so much more to it.
  • Jonny_n00bhead 23 Sep 2013 20:20:51 20 posts
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    LetsGo wrote:
    Surely if your volunteering you won't have the time to look around the expo? Not much use of a 'free ticket' in that case...
    That's right, we don't really get to see everything, and we aren't allowed to play while on duty.
  • TVoJ 23 Sep 2013 20:35:20 1,739 posts
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    So whats the point?

    As others have said, volunteering for a good cause is great.

    This is just EG using idiots for free labor.

    edit labour - labor

    Edited by TVoJ at 20:35:41 23-09-2013

    Edited by TVoJ at 20:57:38 23-09-2013
  • TheSaint 23 Sep 2013 20:44:28 14,199 posts
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    They ask people to work for free and expect us to smile?
  • Madder-Max 23 Sep 2013 20:47:04 11,618 posts
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    Do they let the volunteers put on make up so they at least they look good whilst being fucked?

    99 problems and being ginger is one

  • Jonny_n00bhead 23 Sep 2013 20:52:59 20 posts
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    TVoJ wrote:
    So whats the point?

    As others have said, volunteering for a go cause is great.

    This is just EG using idiots for free labor.

    edit labour - labor
    Idiots? Says he who can't spell labour right first time.

    The point being it's good for CV's, especially if you want to get into the gaming industry, not that everyone can work in gaming, but it certainly helps in the long run, in the short run, it's a good gig.
  • Jonny_n00bhead 23 Sep 2013 20:55:27 20 posts
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    Madder-Max wrote:
    Do they let the volunteers put on make up so they at least they look good whilst being fucked?
    No, because we don't.
  • TVoJ 23 Sep 2013 21:00:53 1,739 posts
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    Jonny_n00bhead wrote:
    TVoJ wrote:
    So whats the point?

    As others have said, volunteering for a go cause is great.

    This is just EG using idiots for free labor.

    edit labour - labor
    Idiots? Says he who can't spell labour right first time.

    The point being it's good for CV's, especially if you want to get into the gaming industry, not that everyone can work in gaming, but it certainly helps in the long run, in the short run, it's a good gig.
    Didn't you say this is your forth year?

    If so I guess it doesn't really enhance your CV eh?

    I've volunteered in the past, for charitable work................sort of.
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