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First love-hate relationship with a job

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quetzaltenango (Guatemala)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quetzaltenango (Guatemala)

I worked at Peace Corps full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Awesome volunteers and staff
Language and cultural training
Skill development, especially in implementing projects and writing grants
Experience you can't get back at home
2 years is a very good window of time

Cons

Security issues in country
Strict rules can feel stifling
Culture shock
Cannot choose placement of country or site

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    life changing

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Chirpan (Bulgaria)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Chirpan (Bulgaria)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    living in another country
    learning a new language
    building life skills such as patience

    Cons

    I did not feel like I received adequate training, or support from the peace corps staff

    Upon entering my site, I did not receive the written feedback from the previous volunteer. When I left, staff did not pass along my written feedback to the next volunteer. Keep in mind, this feedback was asked for by peace corps staff with the intention to help the next volunteer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do your due diligence to ensure volunteer safety and a satisfactory experience. Believe them and back them up when conflicts with host country nationals arise.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Eye opening Experience

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    See the world from the perspective of a different culture. Learn a new language. Get to take control of your job and responsibilities. Learn to be truly independent and how to deal with situations you might not otherwise encounter. 24/7 access to call a Peace Corps doctor for health concerns.

    Cons

    Culture Shock and cross cultural misunderstandings. A feeling of isolation at times. Getting used to new food at first. Doing laundry by hand and dealing with third world hygiene beliefs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More staff support.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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