THE TOP SIX PROBLEMS OF STAFFERS
We’ve all had these guys as our leaders.. Heck, some of us have been these guys. It’s every teenypacter’s dream.. cause who doesn’t wanna become the staffer of all staffers? I get that. So here are five easy steps of things NOT to do while you’re that rad staffer.
1. Staffers aren’t perfect so STOP ACTING LIKE YOU ARE. We all think the staffers are these perfect examples of leaders and culture changers back in their communities.. We think they are leaders in their church and are all ahead in their school. NEWSFLASH: NOBODY IS PERFECT. EVERYBODY MAKES MISTAKES EVERYBODY HAS THOSE DAYS. *thanks Hannah Montana for the lyrics <3*
We need to stop thinking they are. More importantly, staffers need to get off their high ladder and stop acting like they have it all together. Cause they don’t. Believe me, they/we don’t. Never have, never will. I doubt every staffer has the most virtuous past and I know we, as staffers, still struggle with language and our relationship with Christ. STAFFERS, we’re only human and we crash and we burn. *Thanks Christina Perry for lyrics* So instead of faking your entire lifestyle and homelife.. maybe start being real and more open to sharing your faults. How else are we supposed to carry others burdens to the cross when we can’t even uncover our own?
2. STAFFERS WHO ACT LIKE THEY ARE SUPERIOR
I remember going to my first 4 day class and thinking all the staffers were the demi-gods of Teenpact. Like they had the power to make your life that week a living inferno or heaven on earth. It grates on my nerves when a staffer likes to become the dictator of a group of students merely because they are staff. Sure, they’re your leaders but there’s a difference between being a leader and being a dictator. Staffers need to get off their high house and stop acting like they are Eugene Meltsner when they are only Connie Kendall.
3. STAFFERS HAVING THEIR PHONES
They ask that this week be media-free for all the students, yet they readily allow the staffers to have their iphones on them on all times.. TEENPACT ENCOURAGES STAFFERS TO HAVE THEIR PHONE ON THEM AT ALL TIMES. Obviously, this plan wasn’t thought through. Allowing a staffer to have their phone on them only builds barriers between the students and said staffers. No mind that without a phone, the staffers couldn’t stay updated on schedule changes and the like. Some little student needs to write a bill about this huge problem, obviously. Maybe walkie talkies instead?
4. STAFFERS WHO DON’T SIT WITH STUDENTS
This falls under #2.. Staffers really need to sit and encourage and try to befriend students and not try and distance themselves from said students. We are being segregational when we split apart staffers and students.
5. STAFFERS WHO ACTUALLY BECOME BFF’S WITH STUDENTS
But don’t totally un-distance yourself from said students… Because then you’ll be breaking the student-staffer boundary. and we mustn’t make teenpact angry, should we? especially with other genders. Becoming best friends with a person who isn’t on the same totem pole in teenpact is against the codes. Don’t do it. Staffers who try and become best friends with students won’t last long as staffers… Staffers should be mentors not best bosom buddies.
6. STAFFERS SHOULDN’T PICK FAVORITES
Staffer siblings are always the favorites. And returning students are usually favorited more than one day students. If you’re awkward and introverted you’re not gonna be a favorite. That’s just the way things are. They will always have a certain little cliche that they will always call on for TP-leg. There’s always those few kids who can debate the pants off kids and ask the hard questions, those kids will always be chosen to ask stuff to the kid in the well. that’s just the way of life. It’s the circle of life.
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