Friday, December 02, 2005
Dear Volunteer - You Are Fired!
Dedicated to The International Volunteer Day
This is an unbelievable act of one of leading Ontario Art Gallery that had sent a letter to their 4-long year’s volunteer after she suggested a few enhancements for more fair artists’ treatment and some process improvements.
For an immigrant from a country behind the former Iron Curtain it was a psychological shock. So much for democracy…
Re: Membership Termination
I am writing this letter to inform you that your membership with the XYZ Volunteer Committee has been terminated effective immediately.
The Executive Committee made this decision as a result of your conduct at the Event and your recent criticism of the Volunteer Committees’ decisions and processes. This behaviour cased a lot of anxiety and disruption amongst other Volunteers. Therefore, termination is in accordance with By-Law Number N Section NN & NNN of the Volunteer Committee.
Enclosed you will find a cheque for $NN.NN which is full reimbursement of your membership fee.