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I can has job?

I do not know. Mom offered me a job at her nonprofit, and her associate gave me a fistfull of monies for website, publishing, and other work rendered. However, there is not currently money in the nonprofit, its bank account is not quite as full as mine own. This does not mean that it won't be full, but...there's going to be some fundraising in the future.

Interesting. Is a bird in the hand worth two in the bush if it's a wingless, flopping bird in the hand? And the ones in the bush might be worse? Would I prefer to work for a nonprofit with no money than for an insurance company? I do not know, but this is not at all an academic question, it is a very real question.

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lunadude
Apr. 30th, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)
1. Yay.

2. Do both?
spottylogic
Apr. 30th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
I haven't figured out a way to do both yet! Mom's really got an ambitious set of projects for me, really a full-time job if I actively pursued them (two blogs, updating websites, promoting business, maintaining databases, recruiting members, re-writing bylaws, training manuals...et ctera, et cetera...) I don't think I could do her stuff *properly* with anything more than a part-time job--particularly with the level of church activity I'm doing on my own. *sigh* this non-profit stuff just doesn't pay :)
jerseytude
Apr. 30th, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
I'd go for stability over possibly working on a non-profit for little cash. If the non-profit runs out of funds, you're back to unemployment, which sucks.

Besides, this is one of those cases where you can keep the bird in the hand while you go looking in the bush.
spottylogic
Apr. 30th, 2009 12:42 pm (UTC)
That's true, but...there are different kinds of stability. The job I'm looking at right now that's the closest I have to a sure thing (and is, really, the only thing I have at all) starts out with a two-week training period out of state, then two months training on top of that, so a huge investment in the employee--and then it's a self-paced, moderately repetitive desk job, paid on performance rather than salary/hourly, involving investigating mortage insurance claims.

I've had a soul-sucking job in the past, I don't particularly handle them well, and end up staring at my monitor in despair. So...it's really a job that I'd rather work for $10 an hour than take, despite the high pay it (theoretically) offers. Odds of job statisfaction seem low, and there's so much money invested in the employee I'd be reluctant to leave until I'd paid some of that back.

Though I could still do some minor jobsearches and apply for the good, appealing stuff, as long as the NPO lets me make ends meet.
lhexa
Jun. 1st, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
*smiles* I think you made a good choice.
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