We just had our CO visit a few weeks ago. Apparently, he was encouraging all who could to regular pioneer, to at least try it out for a year. Because of this, we had a few people in our hall become one.
So this weekend we were on zoom service, and the sister that was just appointed was talking about it. She had told the CO that she would like to try, but there was no way she could even get close to 70 hours a month. She works full time, plus has a family. At most, she could put in 20 - 30 hours a month.
You know what the CO told her?
At this time, there is no hour requirement, so just do the best you can! So she joined.
When she said this, there was a look of horror on this other sister's face.
She has been pioneering for 20+ years, always out in service.
One of those type of PIMI's that actually take the 70 hour requirement seriously.
You could tell how flabbergasted she was - she basically realized the title she held on to for so many years has become a joke.😂😂
Now I'm wondering what is going to happen when the requirement comes back. The GB have a couple of options:
(1) Bring back the 70 hour requirement. Problem with this is all the people who joined for the easy title will simply drop off, making the stats look bad
(2) Bring back the requirement, but maybe lower to 50. You will still have a drop off, but not quite as bad.
(3) Never bring back a requirement. Yay, everyone gets to be regular pioneer now!