Two for One offer. You get one for the price of two!

by Slidin Fast 8 Replies latest jw experiences

  • Slidin Fast
    Slidin Fast

    Did anyone else fall for this one?

    I did pre-assembly work in my home town, this was obviously voluntary unpaid work. I continued to do part-time work helping to support my mom who has been recently abandoned by my elder dad,

    So, to continue to qualify as a pioneer you had to do 2 hours for every pioneer hour you missed. At that time it was 100 hours a month. Yep now I had to do 200 hours per month plus working part time. Was I nuts? Yes, without doubt.

    Just to add insult to injury, despite this I think I was considered materialistic because I was still working part time. This meant that I had to pay for my food for the period leading up to the assembly whilst everybody else recieved their's free. That still hurts now! Bastards!

  • ElderEtta

    Bizarre and rotten of them

  • Half banana
    Half banana

    It's a case of the overstuffed, oleaginous, oligarchs at HQ versus the poverty stricken, pioneers with a punishing preaching programme.

  • Wasanelder Once
    Wasanelder Once

    Wait, the let you eat when you were pioneering?

  • smiddy3

    Hey SF don`t feel too bad we were all nuts to fall for this BS in the first place .

  • Xanthippe

    You had to do two pre-assembly work hours for each pioneer hour your missed? Wow I pioneered when it was a hundred hours too and worked part-time to pay my bills, how on earth can you do more than that. I was already working 45+ hours a week in total. The monsters to make you do that!

  • Incognito
    So, to continue to qualify as a pioneer you had to do 2 hours for every pioneer hour you missed.

    Where is the Bible example for this requirement?

    As we kept track of our own time, we could have reported anything we wanted and no one would have known the difference. Of course, WT has developed a method to ensure we acted in the manner they demand as they conditioned us to believe, Jehovah, similar to Santa Claus, sees all and knows when we've been good and bad, naughty and nice.

    As believers who volunteer their time and are told they are a brotherhood with all 'brothers' as equals in the eyes of God, why does anyone need to 'qualify' for a title 'Pioneer'? The title only seems to elevate the person above the brotherhood while placing burdon and stress on the volunteer to ensure they report enough hours this month, so as to continue to qualify to keep the title next month.

    SinceJehovah is supposedly satisfied with the efforts freely given by each individual, and since we are to believe preaching is a noble requirement which we are to perform, why then worry about holding a title?

  • Slidin Fast
    Slidin Fast

    Thanks for the comments people, it all beggars belief but it was character forming.

  • truth_b_known

    2 Pharisee 3:19 states - "However, if a pioneer amongst you should volunteer for pre-assembly work he shall give two parts to make up for the part he missed."

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