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Just got this via e-mail, as I'm sure many others did:

https://2015aacmensbball.my-trs.com/

Welcome to the 2015 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Championship!

Global Spectrum is excited to host the 2015 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Championship at the XL Center in Hartford, CT from Thursday, March 12th through Sunday, March 15th.

We encourage local residents to volunteer throughout the 4 days in various roles to help support the tournament and make it fun, memorable, and successful for those in attendance.

We hope you will be a part of this great event!

What You Will Get!
  • Polo
  • Free Parking Pass
  • Credentials for Venue Access
Important Volunteer Information You Need to Know:

Requirements:
  • All volunteers are encouraged to register for a minimum of 1 shift to a maximum of 3 shifts.
  • Please DO NOT take two shifts on the same day.
  • Each volunteer shift varies from 2 to 5 and a half hours long.
  • ALL volunteers must be at least 18 years or older.
Availability:Starting March 12th and ending March 15th, numerous positions and time slots will be available for volunteers to register for. The following volunteer positions will need to be filled: Check-ins, Liaisons, Attendants, Guest Services, Fan Fest, etc.
 
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I got the same email. Does "Credentials for Venue Access" mean free admission to the tournament? Because that might be worth 4 hours of work.
 

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I got the same email. Does "Credentials for Venue Access" mean free admission to the tournament? Because that might be worth 4 hours of work.
That would be my understanding.
 
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I sent an email to Global Spectrum. I got this answer:

"Thank you for your interest in volunteering during the tournament. The credentials will give you venue access just for the day you work."
 
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you wont be able to see the game. You will probably have to be working during game and in positions without visability to the game.
 
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you wont be able to see the game. You will probably have to be working during game and in positions without visability to the game.
You get to pick your shift time so you could plan it. Though with only a 1 day free pass it's not worth it in my opinion.
 

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Basically, you would be donating your time in exchange for a tee-shirt.

It's nice that they do not plan to charge you for parking or to get into the building as you donate your time to their for-profit venture, but they're not giving you a ticket to watch the games either.

Arrive, work, leave = tee shirt
 

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Basically, you would be donating your time in exchange for a tee-shirt.

It's nice that they do not plan to charge you for parking or to get into the building as you donate your time to their for-profit venture, but they're not giving you a ticket to watch the games either.

Arrive, work, leave = tee shirt

Oh don't sell the AAC short my friend. It's a polo, not a tee-shirt. We have standards to uphold in this conference!

Seriously, I do think you get to watch whatever games are played on the day you work, other than during your shift. I wouldn't do it even for a full tournament pass because, well, I have a job already. But I definitely don't think it's worth for only a one-day (minus your shift) pass.
 

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Basically, you would be donating your time in exchange for a tee-shirt.

It's nice that they do not plan to charge you for parking or to get into the building as you donate your time to their for-profit venture, but they're not giving you a ticket to watch the games either.

Arrive, work, leave = tee shirt

It is amazing that they have the balls... God bless anyone crazy enough to volunteer.
 
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Orientation required too

Orientation:All volunteers are asked to attend a MANDATORY volunteer orientation at the XL Center on Thursday March 5th at 6:30pm. At the orientation volunteers will receive their official T-shirt, parking passes, tournament information, and job instructions.Parking will not be provided for orientation.
 

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Orientation required too

Orientation:All volunteers are asked to attend a MANDATORY volunteer orientation at the XL Center on Thursday March 5th at 6:30pm. At the orientation volunteers will receive their official T-shirt, parking passes, tournament information, and job instructions.Parking will not be provided for orientation.

Honestly this reads like when the cops tell wanted felons they won a prize and they show up to be arrested.

This must be some sort of sweep to improve the gene pool around here. Anyone who shows up for orientation is deported to Florida immediately.
 
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Honestly this reads like when the cops tell wanted felons they won a prize and they show up to be arrested.

This must be some sort of sweep to improve the gene pool around here. Anyone who shows up for orientation is deported to Florida immediately.

I see lines of down-on-their-luck guys coming into the XL to get out of the cold and grab a free shirt.
 
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The following volunteer positions will need to be filled: Check-ins, Liaisons, Attendants, Guest Services, Fan Fest, etc.

For some reason only UConn has checked in, all our volunteers haven't seen any other teams. I guess UConn wins by default.
 
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Honestly this reads like when the cops tell wanted felons they won a prize and they show up to be arrested.

This must be some sort of sweep to improve the gene pool around here. Anyone who shows up for orientation is deported to Florida immediately.

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You can just picture the exec at Global who saw the volunteers at the Travelers and thought he stumbled on gold.

All he has to do is now convince major corporations to give people time off to volunteer and convince people that the AAC tournament is going to leave a few hundy thousand behind for charity and he's got a winner.
 
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Orientation required too

Orientation:All volunteers are asked to attend a MANDATORY volunteer orientation at the XL Center on Thursday March 5th at 6:30pm. At the orientation volunteers will receive their official T-shirt, parking passes, tournament information, and job instructions.Parking will not be provided for orientation.
Orientation for free labor and you get to pay for your own parking. This is an amazing deal, I'm tempted to fly back to CT. for this amazing offer.
 
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Considering the caliber of teams in the AAC and the prices to go to the tournament they should give out full strips of tickets to volunteers just to fill seats
 
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Orientation required too

Orientation:All volunteers are asked to attend a MANDATORY volunteer orientation at the XL Center on Thursday March 5th at 6:30pm. At the orientation volunteers will receive their official T-shirt, parking passes, tournament information, and job instructions.Parking will not be provided for orientation.

Can I just show up for orientation, pick up a parking pass and leave?
 
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