greeting shifts!

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moojimooji
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greeting shifts!

Postby moojimooji » Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:36 am

Hi There - has anyone else had problems getting a response re greeting shifts? I have done the volunteer form and email both dragon and granny, but with no response....

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Postby mojo » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:20 am

Try going to the greeter schedule page and requesting shifts (if you haven't already). Here's the link: http://greeters.messopottage.com/
Granny is in charge of the schedule so I would send him another note after you request shifts.
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Postby moojimooji » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:52 am

o shit - thanks! i was going to an old greeter page from forever ago...

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Postby ibdave » Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:39 pm

moojimooji wrote:o shit - thanks! i was going to an old greeter page from forever ago...


I hate when that happens....

And Mojo is the mother of greeters.....






*walks of snickering....*
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Postby mojo » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:53 pm

Goddamn it dave, I am not the moth.......

Um, yeah, well, technically - I guess I am the .....er.......

(I'm going to spank ibDave SO hard when I catch him this year)
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Bling
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Okay, been wondering...

Postby Bling » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:35 pm

Why are virgins encouraged to sign up for Greeter shifts? Wouldn't it make sense to have folks who've, say, got a CLUE, doing that, vs., "Hi! Welcome home! I don't know Jack, but, um, go have fun!"

Someone had the idea of volunteering for the Post Office, which seemed to make a lot of sense for newbies. Or filling Porta-Potty hand sanitizers. Putting up signage. Not getting the Greeter rationale...

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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:08 pm

Better to use that enthusiasm for good, or at least limited irritation factor, rather than have all the greeters be bitter vets...
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Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Bling
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Postby Bling » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:10 pm

Okay, I'll buy that. LOL! We bought Adrian's Piss Clear book and read it cover to cover. You have a point. :D

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Postby brody » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:17 am

[quote="theCryptofishist"]Better to use that enthusiasm for good, or at least limited irritation factor, rather than have all the greeters be bitter vets...[/quote]

This'll be my 7th year at Burning Man (5th year Greeting) and I think it's the one thing that KEEPS me from being bitter!

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Bling
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Postby Bling » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:22 am

I'd imagine that seeing a whole bunch of folks VIBRATING with excitement about getting to BRC would be pretty energizing. :D

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Postby Otoscope » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:18 pm

Could somebody please post Granny's email address? My girlfriend and I would like to volunteer for greeter shifts, and although we have submitted requests on the day the schedule began, we are sadly watching our shift requests get filled up by others. How do I contact Granny? What is her email? Please help.
Thank you
Mark and Stephanie

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Postby gyre » Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:14 am

Remember that the greeter's gate has a serious purpose.

You need to be able to pick up on who needs to be hammered with the potty and moop info and who should just be waved through.

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Postby FaeTora » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:46 am

As a birgin when I see the greeters, I think I'll bounce up and down in my chair. But if I was a greeter this year, I'd probably sound bitter just because I'd be nervous. What if someone asked me anything? My response would be "I don't know." And it would be the truth.
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