History PlayingWith / GotVolunteered

13th Jun '16 5:55:49 AM VPhantom
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* '''Lampshaded''': "Just once, I'd like to 'volunteer' for something and have it actually be voluntary."

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* '''Lampshaded''': '''Lampshaded''':
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"Just once, I'd like to 'volunteer' for something and have it actually be voluntary."
** "You volunteered for this?" "I ''got'' volunteered. There's a difference.
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* '''Discussed''': "You volunteered for this?" "I ''got'' volunteered. There's a difference."

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* '''Discussed''': "You volunteered for this?" "I ''got'' volunteered. There's "Of course I did! It [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] sucks, but {{someone has to do it}}! It's not like we can trick a difference.clueless chump into doing it, can we? That would be strategically stupid, not to mention that would be highly unethical..."



%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
12th Jun '16 3:43:41 AM Dravencour
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* '''Discussed''': "You volunteered for this?" "I ''got'' volunteered. There's kind of a difference."

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* '''Discussed''': "You volunteered for this?" "I ''got'' volunteered. There's kind of a difference."
12th Jun '16 3:43:11 AM Dravencour
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* '''Discussed''': "Nobody's willing to do the job. I bet Charlie's going to 'volunteer' one of us to do it."

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* '''Discussed''': "Nobody's willing to do the job. I bet Charlie's going to 'volunteer' one "You volunteered for this?" "I ''got'' volunteered. There's kind of us to do it.a difference."
18th May '15 2:47:32 PM BananaPancakes
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'''Basic Trope''': A character "volunteers" for something against his or her will.
* '''Straight''': Alice and Bob are "volunteered" for a dangerous or humiliating job by their boss Charlie.

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'''Basic Trope''': A character "volunteers" Characters 'volunteer' for something against his or her their will.
* '''Straight''': Alice and Bob AliceAndBob are "volunteered" 'volunteered' for a dangerous or humiliating job by their boss Charlie.



* '''Downplayed''': When Charlie asks for three volunteers, no one raises their hands, so he assigns Alice, Bob, and David to the task.

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* '''Downplayed''': When Charlie asks for three volunteers, no one raises their hands, so he assigns Alice, Bob, and David Dana to the task.



** No one is willing to do the job Charlie has asked them to do (mainly because it is dangerous), but ''somebody'' has to do it.
** Due to a technicality, Charlie can't legally ''order'' his subordinates to do the job, but it needs to get done, so Charlie has them "volunteer" for it.

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** No one is willing Nobody wants to do the job Charlie has asked them to do (mainly because it is dangerous), but ''somebody'' ''someone'' has to do it.
** Due to a technicality, Charlie can't legally ''order'' his subordinates to do the job, but it needs to get done, so Charlie has them "volunteer" 'volunteer' for it.



* '''Inverted''':

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** Alice and Bob have [[ProfessionalSlacker done very little actual work in all their years at the company]], a fact that has not escaped Charlie's notice; he nominates them to this task hoping to instill a 'better attitude' in them.
* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':



* '''Parodied''':
** Bob does everything he can to avoid being volunteered for the job or activity. He gets slipped up and is volunteered any ways.
** Bob does everything he can to avoid being volunteered for the job or activity, [[LaboriousLaziness to the point where just doing the work or activity would have been much easier]].

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* '''Parodied''':
'''Parodied''':
** Bob does everything he can to avoid being volunteered for the job or activity. He gets slipped up and is volunteered any ways.
regardless.
** Bob does everything he can to avoid being volunteered for the job or activity, [[LaboriousLaziness to the point where just doing the work or activity it would have been much easier]].



* '''Defied''': Alice and Bob sense that their boss Charlie wants to assign them on an unpleasant job. They promptly find a different thing to do, supervised by Charlie's superior.
* '''Discussed''': "No one's willing to do the job. I bet Charlie's going to 'volunteer' one of us to do it."
* '''Conversed''': "Don't you just love it how [a boss character] from this comic strip always volunteers his team to do the most tedious jobs? And he always takes the credit for their work. What a guy!"

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* '''Defied''': Alice and Bob sense that their boss Charlie wants to assign them on an unpleasant job. They promptly find a different thing something else to do, supervised by Charlie's superior.
superior.
* '''Discussed''': "No one's "Nobody's willing to do the job. I bet Charlie's going to 'volunteer' one of us to do it."
* '''Conversed''': "Don't you just love it ''love'' how [a boss character] the BadBoss from this comic strip always volunteers his team to do the most tedious jobs? And he always takes the credit for their work. What a guy!"



-> '''Charlie''': Alright, I need a volunteer to go back to {{Got Volunteered}}. ({{Beat}}) No? Bob! Thanks for being such a good sport.\\

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-> '''Charlie''': Alright, ->'''Charlie''': All right, I need a volunteer to go back to {{Got Volunteered}}.GotVolunteered. ({{Beat}}) No? Bob! Thanks for being such a good sport.\\
2nd Jan '15 11:47:17 AM TheLyniezian
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Added DiffLines:

** Charlie has a cruel and ironic sense of humour.
3rd Mar '14 7:15:20 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* '''Inverted''': Alice and Bob volunteer Charlie to do the job.
* '''Subverted''':
** Charlie the boss needs to assign a difficult job to his team and he thinks nobody will be too keen on it. However, when he brings it up, Alice and Bob see it as a challenge and enthusiastically want to do the job.
** Alice and Bob are not volunteered. Instead, Charlie charges Dorothy with the task of doing the job.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...However, Dorothy needs assistants to actually do the job, so Alice and Bob are dragged along with her.

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* '''Inverted''': Alice '''Inverted''':
**Alice
and Bob volunteer Charlie to do the job.
**Alice and Bob do the job despite everyone telling them not to.
* '''Subverted''':
**
'''Subverted''': Charlie the boss needs to assign a difficult job to his team and he thinks nobody will be too keen on it. However, when he brings it up, Alice and Bob see it as a challenge and enthusiastically want to do the job.
** Alice and Bob are not volunteered. Instead, Charlie charges Dorothy with the task of doing the job.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...However, Dorothy needs assistants to actually do Subverted''': Once they learn the details of the job, so Alice and Bob are dragged along with her.they try to back out only for Charlie to say "too late."



* '''Defied''': Alice and Bob sense that their boss Charlie wants to assign them on an unpleasant job. They promptly find a different thing to do, supervised by Charlie's superior. Charlie then tells his team that he needs volunteers, anyone but Alice and Bob who are already busy. Poor Dorothy is charged.

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* '''Defied''': Alice and Bob sense that their boss Charlie wants to assign them on an unpleasant job. They promptly find a different thing to do, supervised by Charlie's superior. Charlie then tells his team that he needs volunteers, anyone but Alice and Bob who are already busy. Poor Dorothy is charged.
27th Oct '13 12:43:14 PM VPhantom
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* '''Zig Zagged''':
** Charlie asks for volunteers and Bob steps up. However, it is later shown that Bob was forced into it off screen (Charlie told him before the meeting to volunteer or be fired). When Alice finds out, she prepares to confront Charlie, but Bob reassures her that he would have volunteered anyway. However, Bob's InternalMonologue hints that he only said this to keep Alice out of trouble.

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* '''Zig Zagged''':
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Zagged''': Charlie asks for volunteers and Bob steps up. However, it is later shown that Bob was forced into it off screen (Charlie told him before the meeting to volunteer or be fired). When Alice finds out, she prepares to confront Charlie, but Bob reassures her that he would have volunteered anyway. However, Bob's InternalMonologue hints that he only said this to keep Alice out of trouble.
27th Oct '13 12:06:43 PM SummerKtreva
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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???Zagged''':
** Charlie asks for volunteers and Bob steps up. However, it is later shown that Bob was forced into it off screen (Charlie told him before the meeting to volunteer or be fired). When Alice finds out, she prepares to confront Charlie, but Bob reassures her that he would have volunteered anyway. However, Bob's InternalMonologue hints that he only said this to keep Alice out of trouble.
1st Jun '13 7:25:10 AM MathsAngelicVersion
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* '''Parodied''': Bob does everything he can to avoid being volunteered for the job or activity. He gets slipped up and is volunteered any ways.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
**
Bob does everything he can to avoid being volunteered for the job or activity. He gets slipped up and is volunteered any ways.ways.
** Bob does everything he can to avoid being volunteered for the job or activity, [[LaboriousLaziness to the point where just doing the work or activity would have been much easier]].
25th Feb '13 11:36:15 AM XFllo
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* '''Subverted''': Alice and Bob are not volunteered. Instead, Charlie charges Dorothy with the task of doing the job.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
** Charlie the boss needs to assign a difficult job to his team and he thinks nobody will be too keen on it. However, when he brings it up, Alice and Bob see it as a challenge and enthusiastically want to do the job.
**
Alice and Bob are not volunteered. Instead, Charlie charges Dorothy with the task of doing the job.



* '''Defied''': ???

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* '''Defied''': ???Alice and Bob sense that their boss Charlie wants to assign them on an unpleasant job. They promptly find a different thing to do, supervised by Charlie's superior. Charlie then tells his team that he needs volunteers, anyone but Alice and Bob who are already busy. Poor Dorothy is charged.



* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Conversed''': ???"Don't you just love it how [a boss character] from this comic strip always volunteers his team to do the most tedious jobs? And he always takes the credit for their work. What a guy!"
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