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07/07/18 08:52 PM

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Maturity Differences
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I am transient, and currently have no livable income. As I write this, I am on a greyhound bus moving from one work-trade to another. Work-trade= I provide services (cleaning, garden help, etc) for a household or business in exchange for a place to live & food to eat. It also goes by work-exchange -this kind of thing was created for travelers who were on a tight budget/also wanted to participate in a cultural exchange. The last one was incredibly toxic because the male head of house that I was working with was very negative and draining. He complained to me about whatever he could think of morning, afternoon and evening when I was working, and when not (if I happened to be near him) -he was also very critical of me, and somewhat a bully at times. This next one that I am going to is also hinting at a negative experience but for a very different reason. This is because the hostess is poor in communication. I can tell by our email conversation: In her first message/response to me, she (lazily or what have you) left her sentence/question unfinished and placed a question mark anyways. In this message, she basically gave me eager permission to come, and then took 2 days to respond to my next message to her. She said someone could meet me to pick me up when I arrived, but did not actually give any confirmation of receipt of the message in which I told her my arrival date/time (she knew I wanted to come within the next couple of days). I personally would have been in full, respectful contact the entire time. I still don't have the confirmation that I will be picked up then, or by who, or what car they will be driving. I really do not understand how she could currently be expecting this to work. I know that I am a very clear communicator. I feel like these people are also going to be very immature, and that I am going to make them as uncomfortable as they will make me, and I will again leave a work-trade before I start generating any income for myself (in my off-time). These things are supposed to be fun. That's why I am always so positive & excited in reaching out to hosts, but this will be my 4th one now, and while I am extremely grateful, I have yet to have a truly positive experience. The end goal with a work-trade in which I have a positive experience is to have my basic needs taken care of, make some money online (enough to support myself) and make a friend or 2. But the friend department is seriously looking like I will have to wait much, much longer.

Edited by KianaMK on 07/07/18 09:02 PM.

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08/06/18 03:23 AM

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Re: Maturity Differences
Post: #127158 / Re: KianaMK #127129
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I have read that again. My comment may be of some comfort. If you have no dependents the life you lead has compensations. I would expect those employing to be offhand and casual in your treatment. Give good service and get good references, the more wealthy have been known to be more appreciative.

Dr.Peter Daley

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