Crimpy - I paid a person to give me rides to/from Poughkeepsie train station to Camp Slime. Found her via placing an ad in Craigslist, and for 3 years we had that arrangement.
In that time, she and I became good friends. I taught her to climb.
As for talking to preserve employees - what is wrong with that? I am always very careful to halt conversation when anyone comes up, so they are not sitting there waiting. I have also helped out a little when things get backed up, by answering questions for people as a volunteer, when I am hanging around.
You've made 6 posts on this site, but I guess some must be from a while back, since there are only 2 in the log. Both posts directed at me. Why not do me a favor and identify yourself so I know who I am dealing with?
Likely, you won't - and that makes you a coward; one who hasn't got the strength of character to say things to a person to their face(even if it is via internet).