By HomelessGirl1 - 21/05/2012 05:28 - United States - Las Vegas
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#11 I partially agree with you. The FML says that the woman works there, not that she's a volunteer; so to the other two that commented, the lady WOULD be getting paid since she isn't a volunteer. However 11, it doesn't mention that the lady was stinky. I'm just assuming that OP drew that conclusion based on her attire alone.
Just because you're a volunteer, doesn't mean you don't "work". So I don't get this logic. You can "work" somewhere as a volunteer... You guys are seriously just nitpicking at the wording here. I'm pretty sure there are no employees who are paid at a homeless shelter. It's supposed to be non-profit, how are they supposed to pay people? It's all volunteers "working" there.
My original comment was made in jest. I doubt the woman is incapable of purchasing decent clothes and soap, whether she is a volunteer or an employee. And it has been confirmed that she may indeed get paid, so it wasn't an unreasonable assumption. This is a comedy site anyway. Calm down, folks.
I also have volunteered to work at a homeless shelter before. I think that the reason that you mistook that lady next to you as being homeless is that she might have been homeless before. When I was working there, I found out that many of the workers had been homeless themselves before starting to work there themselves.
It is an easy mistake to make OP, she probably found it funny. Come on, if you are working with the homeless you'll learn to accept A, B and C and won't exactly dress to impress--as you probably do not want to rub their noses in it, long hours and expect the unexpected...
When you assume it makes an ass out of u and...a bum out of another.