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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... workers.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Eight -- Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.


2.
View CONTENTS   ... workers."  12&12 Contents (Tradition Eight), p.11  
Tradition Eight -- "Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers."


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View CONTENTS   ... workers.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Eight), p.11  
A.A. could not function without full-time service workers.


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View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... workers."  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
"Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers."


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View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... workers.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
Neither could A.A. itself function without full-time workers.


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View TRADITION THREE essay   ... workers and intimate friends?  12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
How could we know that thousands of these sometimes frightening people were to make astonishing recoveries and become our greatest workers and intimate friends?


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View CONTENTS   ... workers are not professional A.A.'s.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Eight), p.11  
Professional workers are not professional A.A.'s.


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View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... workers nor could any A.A. member carry ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
But when we had declared that our Fellowship couldn't hire service workers nor could any A.A. member carry our knowledge into other fields, we were taking the counsel of fear, fear which today has been largely dispelled in the light of experience.


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View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... workers of ours who were often doing ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
Ignoring the fact that these labors were not Twelfth Step jobs at all, the critics attacked as A.A. professionals these workers of ours who were often doing thankless tasks that no one else could or would do.


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View STEP FOUR essay   ... workers, to be a useful member of ...  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
We have not once sought to be one in a family, to be a friend among friends, to be a worker among workers, to be a useful member of society.


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View TRADITION NINE essay   ... workers to serve us.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
It is clear now that we ought never to name boards to govern us, but it is equally clear that we shall always need to authorize workers to serve us.


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