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Volunteer job

If you have a volunteer job do you ever feel like they treat you like a slave? I volunteer 2 places and I feel like I am talked down to and they never say thank you. Other volunteers feel the same way and I was wondering if I should bring it to the attention of the GM?

On a hate scale it's a 100 for the supervisor of my shift, I almost slapped her across the face today. Everything was finished and so I said I was gonna leave and she literally was like move that mat 2 inches.
6 m/c
Anovulatory cycles, increased Synthroid Diagnosed Sep 2010
Natural cycle Dec 2010 BFP M/C 6 1/2 Weeks, D&E Jan 2011
1 Clomid/Ovidrel BFN May 2011
Natural cycle Aug 2011 BFP M/C 4 Weeks
1 IUI Sept 2011 BFP M/c 7 weeks
Provera Dec 2011 BFP M/C 3 Weeks
DQ ALPHA HLA MATCH, High NK Cells Diagnosed Dec 2011
IVF March 2012 BFP m/c 4weeks 5 days (IL, Prednisone)
IVF#2w/DS July 2012 MEGA FAILURE BFN (IL, Dexamethasone)
Diagnosed No real HLA Match, DQ Beta Triad, High TNF, Low NK Cells
Oct 2012 Natural Cycle m/c 4wks (Lovenox, Prednisone) 
Went to Beer Center- high tnf, low lad, implantation failure
Nov/Dec 2012 LIT Treatment
Dec 12 Humira
Jan 2013 BFP
Humira,LIT,Prednisone, Lovenox, IVIG, Baby Aspirin
Miracle Born August 2013 Premature

Yours doesn't have to be a sad story



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Re: Volunteer job

  • I don't have a volunteer job, but I definitely think you should talk to the GM about it. If they don't care or the situation isn't fixed, could you find another place you'd be happier? You're giving your time and effort to this place so it should be fulfilling/rewarding!

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    Stopped BCP 4/2010.
    Multiple clomid rounds from 11/2010 to 6/2011. ~ All BFN
    IUI w/clomid 7/2011. IUI w/clomid & injectables 11/2011 & 1/2012. ~ All BFN
    IVF:EPP 5/2012 ~ (4R, 3M, 2F w/ICSI). Both embryos txfrd. ~ BFN
    BCP to manage endo from 10/2012 to 12/2012.
    FET w/donor embryos #1: 10/2013 Cancelled
    FET w/donor embryos #1.2: 11/2013 ~ ET of 2 beautiful blasts on 11/27.
    Beta 1: 503(12dp5dt) Beta 2: 1035(14dpt) Beta 3: 3001(16dpt) Beta 4: 8503(19dpt)
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  • I used to manage an animal shelter with a large volunteer base. It is so important that volunteers feel appreciated and not bossed around. It makes me sad to hear this is happening to you. I would definitely raise your voice and tell the GM because if you feel this way, I'm sure others do too and that in itself will hurt the cause you're working so hard for. And the higher-ups should certainly want to make sure that's not happening. So sorry it's not positive for you! :(

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    12/2/11 - IUI #1- BFN 
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  • mm29mm29
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    Before I moved to a job that required normal hours, I volunteered at a free clinic on my days off. I did not feel that way at all. I felt much appreciated. Although it may have been a different situation everyone there was a volunteer.

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    TTC #1 since: Aug. 2008
    Me: 34, DOR, MTHFR-A1298C (heterozygous), decreased blood flow to uterus, Mild Endo
    DH: 38, Balanced translocation 5&10, unexplained MFI, normal SA and SCSA
    Tx History: IUI 1&2= BFN
    IVF# 1 W/ICSI= BFN
    IVF# 2: cancelled d/t no response
    IVF# 3= 1 egg retrieved=immature/not viable
    IVF# 4= c/p
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    Recommended DE IVF w/PGD, incorporate electro-acupuncture. Decided to cycle locally
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    DE IVF# 1(cycle #6) w/pgd, (freeze all): 30R, 23M, 15F, slow/poor embryo development, 4 biopsied, 1 Normal "Norm"; DE IVF w/PGD, incorporate electro-acupuncture. 
    IVF# 6: (OE/DS) cancelled
    IVF# 7: (OE/DS) 1R, 1M, 1F, arrested day 5
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