The turd in the swimming pool however is the way they are treated by their leaders and the organisation as a whole. Sleep deprived, unpaid Slave labour with no recognition and harsh bullying tactics is what it is. Why they put up with it is a mystery to me, I will never understand how Landmark manages to do this to their volunteer workforce in their thousands over the world and stay in business. I wouldn't put up with that kind of treatment if you paid me a million a year and gave me the best training on the planet. Bizzare, totally Bizzare.
The volunteers have been brainwashed into believing that what they are doing is good, that it helps people, and that by volunteering they are learning skills that they can use in their daily lives to create and have the life they desire.
How stacking chairs, bussing rooms, and answering phone calls is supposed to make you a better person is beyond me. I guess playing Molly Maid has created all the well known successful people we know today. Maybe its the high pressure sales techniques they teach in such a crappy way that gives people the skills they need to sell themselves into a successful position? I don't think so, I sure as hell haven't seen it work yet.
Put that to Landmark and I know the answer you would get. Doing the scut work is part of the training my boy, if you don't know how to put a row of chairs precisely as it should be then you can't possibly be let loose on human beings now can you! I wonder now many pre-graduate psychologists are trained in this way - precise pencil sharpening maybe or perhaps mopping down the black reclining chairs?
Its bollocks isn't it. If it looks like Slave labour, if it smells like Slave labour then what is it? Yes, its Slave Labour pure and simple.
On my Advanced Course they showed the bit from Karate Kid - you know "wax on, wax off". The point they were trying to make was you as the student cannot expect to know when, where or how you are being trained. You just have to trust the teacher and do whatever they tell you to do because you are not clever or smart enough to know when you are being trained.
Very, very clever. Reasoning & Critical thought are eliminated and "Pooeef" suddenly stacking chairs becomes the way towards a higher cause.