“All our services are provided for by volunteer staff”

Most people my age volunteer at events or businesses not because volunteering is do-goodery they can afford as luxury, but because there are no jobs elsewhere and being a volunteer is perceived as the only way to possibly secure one. Hardly anyone is hiring right now, but almost everybody is looking for “volunteers” to work for them for free. What a slap in the face! College graduates cannot even find paid internships. Everyone’s services are expected to be free.

All work is precarious. All work is uncertain, unsecured. All work is exploitation. A voluntarily-exploited workforce is nothing to boast about.