A typical day would be from 3pm-9pm. Commencing with a staff briefing and discussion, which would include updates on campaigns, guest speaker and division of turf. As this was a location based job, every day we were working at a different location, or turf,. After this we would divide into teams and begin canvassing. I worked as part of the door team, therefore I was much like a door to door sales person, informing public about the work of Greenpeace so as to encourage them to support our work by becoming monthly members.
I have learnt so much from this job, not only about the history of Greenpeace, but I haven learnt how to communicate successfully with people from all walks of life. This job has improved both my patience and understanding of people, it has also made my skin a lot thicker so to speak, a large part of my job was rejections. I believe I have also learned how to handle critic and rejection , which is what I feel to be the most valuable lesson to have learnt.
Management were very effective and efficient , but also very human, you didn't just feel like a number, you were made to feel like a valued employee, which of course made the working environment far more positive and successful overall.
My co-workers were extremely hard working, knowledgeable and helpful.
The hardest part of the job was the rejection and critic, as well as the unsociable hours, but all of these factors have made me a better person and employee.
The most enjoyable part of the job was working with like minded people, working towards a common goal and for a cause that I was personally engaged in. The variety of my job, the location , the people, it definitely kept me on my toes at all times and never allowed me to become complacent or to slack off, which is extremely fulfilling.