Field service national average - what do you think it is now?

by BourneIdentity 17 Replies latest jw experiences

  • BourneIdentity

    It’s always been 10 hours when door to door was active. I’m curious of how it’s changed with only letter writing and phone witnessing approved.

    I’m curious if they are able to do it for 3 hours like a typical door to door morning. I would be surprised. Think about their typical morning. Drive to a territory and take a handful of doors, maybe finding 1 or 2 people home. After they’ve talked with a couple people, they feel they accomplished something and then it’s off to McDonald’s or a coffee shop. After burning 30-45 minutes shootin the shit, it’s then time to take a return visit on one end of town. Then drive to the other end of town for someone else to take theirs, morning is complete.

    With this new ministry, they could talk to as many people in something as little as 10 minutes. Does that mean after they talk to a couple, they need a break and relax for awhile? If the national average was 10 hours before, with maybe only 2 hours of that being productive and knocking on doors, I would assume with phone witnessing, maybe the GB should say the goal to reach for is 4 hours per month.

  • road to nowhere
    road to nowhere

    Piece work. Takes maybe 20 minutes to compose and write a letter, address an envelope, stamp it. Then run a copy machine. 9 letters is 3 hours.

  • alanv

    I think there will be a lot of witnesses that will inflate the figures, so they look reasonable when the elders see them.

  • Anders Andersen
    Anders Andersen

    There may have been a dip in the first month, but it may very well be back to normal.

    There's a lot of busy work going on:

    -Letter writing. Dubs slowly handwrite silly letters while drinking coffee and zooming with others doing the same. Even if 4 are drinking their coffee and only 1 is actually writing, they're still all doing field service work, right?

    - Phone witness. Same as above, but with more dubs idly watching what one of them isbdoing.

    Surely they can rake up a lot of hours doing useless shit like that. They're all being pressured to use their quarantine time for that too.

  • Gorbatchov

    I think you could be surprised, that the hours went massive up.

    Jw's find their own way to dress the window.

    "Never been so busy" as they say.


  • WTWizard

    I expect that they will expect more time wasted in this, now that people do not have jobs. Everyone that does not put in at least an honest 200 hours a month in field circus will be suspected of having assets that can be appropriated into the communal supply (money, food, silver and/or gold, cleaning supplies, face masks, and so on). And they will need verification that they did in fact waste the 200 hours writing letters, not just typing a letter and printing dozens of copies or sending spam through the email system (to save a stamp).

    And, once the lockdowns end (when everyone has their coronavirus shot and microchip), they will simply do one final push to round up the energy to enslave the whole world. At which point, it has served its real purpose. And then we will all be dragged off to work to live miserable lives, worse than the first Dark Ages and this time with no chance of an end.

  • Overrated

    You know they will inflate the numbers for their BS.

  • RubaDub

    Maybe some just make a call or write a letter, then drive to the donut shop on the other side of town for a curb-side pickup, and then go back home, get on-line and talk for a half hour or so before writing another letter.

    That helps to "keep the routine."

    For return visits, call the same person you called earlier. Then apologize, make an excuse, tell them you are sorry to have bothered them, and count it as a return visit.

  • FedUpJW

    Mine went from the token 1 hour to ZERO.

  • mikronboy

    We called it "The Pioneer Crawl".

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