Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Guardian article on free labour

And not the one that lost. Seems that The Guardian has an article entitled Council services in our hands, which looks at public services going to volunteers. This has been mentioned previously. What a great idea. After the initial euphoria of volunteering it all slows down. Anyhow, why do I pay taxes for experts to do jobs and get volunteers instead. Ridicolous idea.


shinyforager said...

I must say I agree. Volunteers can be a great asset to a organisation. But they should never be used as a replacement for paid staff (which seems to be what Whiteman is proposing?!).

library2.0 said...

Thanks for the comment. And will mention your survey on the blog to.

shinyforager said...

oh - thank you! - that'd be great :)