IOWN MY LIFE- Thanks for replying. Yeah, most elders will tell you that field service time isn't all that important - but it IS the thing the WT Society, C.O. 's , and elders look for if someone is " reaching out " for positions in congregations.
I started doubting this organization as well when I saw numbers being emphasized way too much. It should never be about numbers- it should be about love - but it isn't it's about numbers in the WT organization.
MISS CONFUSED- Thanks. Good point you make that never did any jW we worked with in service say " oh I really need to help save someone's life today ! " It was " Oh ! I need to get my service time in ! " Or a regular pioneer would be crunching for time in late August because the service year ended September 1st. Their priorities were absolutely ludicrous. I knew some pioneers who wouldn't even go on a short 15 minute coffee break because they were psychos wanting to get their field service time in. I often said to them, " lighten up ! Chill. You'll get your time in ". But nope. I often took coffee breaks on my own in service because fellow JW's were too hyper about stopping for my tastes.
I agree with you that by making field service " number driven " it creates JW's who go out in the service for the wrong reasons- not to save or help people- but to achieve notoriety and fame in the WT organization by putting large numbers of hours and reporting it to get noticed . They even might be jerks with personality quirks- but if they get field service time in they get appointed to positions. It's what WT Society values only- performing WT functions, not any love from the Bible or whatever. Peace out, mr. Flipper