<%3Fxml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"%3F> Generic viagra » Canadian Pharmacy | Online Pharmacy Services - Free Shipping http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2008/06/23/the-importance-and-benefits-non-profit-and-public-service-jobs/ Attempts at a Sustainable Lifestyle... Thu, 04 Aug 2011 01:25:53 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Generic viagra » Canadian Pharmacy | Online Pharmacy Services - Free Shipping http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2008/06/23/the-importance-and-benefits-non-profit-and-public-service-jobs/comment-page-1/#comment-2052 Megan Thu, 26 Jun 2008 17:43:58 +0000 http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2008/06/23/the-importance-and-benefits-non-profit-and-public-service-jobs/#comment-2052 In law school, we often referred to "golden handcuffs." You graduate law school, start a high paying job where you're working 80 hours a week, and you end up hating it, but you can't bring yourself to give up the big paycheck in order to take a less stressful job at a smaller firm or go to a public service job. I work for the federal government. And I agree that there is a lot of waste. But there are also a lot of young people here who are driven to make a difference, and I really love being part of that atmosphere. We're clearly not here for the money, we're here because it's what we want to be doing. In law school, we often referred to “golden handcuffs.” You graduate law school, start a high paying job where you’re working 80 hours a week, and you end up hating it, but you can’t bring yourself to give up the big paycheck in order to take a less stressful job at a smaller firm or go to a public service job.

I work for the federal government. And I agree that there is a lot of waste. But there are also a lot of young people here who are driven to make a difference, and I really love being part of that atmosphere. We’re clearly not here for the money, we’re here because it’s what we want to be doing.

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Generic viagra » Canadian Pharmacy | Online Pharmacy Services - Free Shipping http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2008/06/23/the-importance-and-benefits-non-profit-and-public-service-jobs/comment-page-1/#comment-2038 castocreations Tue, 24 Jun 2008 18:14:34 +0000 http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2008/06/23/the-importance-and-benefits-non-profit-and-public-service-jobs/#comment-2038 "There is also corruption in public service, but for the most part I don’t believe it is encouraged." I MUST disagree vehemently with the idea that private companies are inherently more corrupt than the public sector. I worked for the State and for a City government and there is no greater ingredient for sloth and laziness than a guaranteed paycheck and nearly guaranteed job. Especially when a union is involved. Not to mention the idea that if we didn't spend it, we'd lose it. Meaning we had to spend our entire budget for the year - even if we didn't NEED to - in order to guarantee the same or increased budget for the next year. I bought a lot of unneeded pens and paper in order to spend our supply budget. I now work for a large private company in what you might consider a more corrupt sector - finance. Our hedge funds aren't any more corrupt than any other sector - and neither are any other parts of our business. The idea that not for profits don't attract unethical people is ridiculous. I am sure if I took the time I could research and find dozens upon dozens (if not hundreds) of examples where people took advantage of their Non-profit status. I know at least one person in MY family (very extended mind you) who skimmed $ off the books at her non profit job. I really hate the idea of Corporate = Bad and Gov't = Good. Government isn't exactly non-profit either. The amount of waste and legalized theft (in the form of taxes to pay for things that gov't has no business paying for) is much more insulting to me than a private company making widgets for profit. “There is also corruption in public service, but for the most part I don’t believe it is encouraged.”

I MUST disagree vehemently with the idea that private companies are inherently more corrupt than the public sector.

I worked for the State and for a City government and there is no greater ingredient for sloth and laziness than a guaranteed paycheck and nearly guaranteed job. Especially when a union is involved.

Not to mention the idea that if we didn’t spend it, we’d lose it. Meaning we had to spend our entire budget for the year – even if we didn’t NEED to – in order to guarantee the same or increased budget for the next year. I bought a lot of unneeded pens and paper in order to spend our supply budget.

I now work for a large private company in what you might consider a more corrupt sector – finance. Our hedge funds aren’t any more corrupt than any other sector – and neither are any other parts of our business.

The idea that not for profits don’t attract unethical people is ridiculous. I am sure if I took the time I could research and find dozens upon dozens (if not hundreds) of examples where people took advantage of their Non-profit status. I know at least one person in MY family (very extended mind you) who skimmed $ off the books at her non profit job.

I really hate the idea of Corporate = Bad and Gov’t = Good. Government isn’t exactly non-profit either. The amount of waste and legalized theft (in the form of taxes to pay for things that gov’t has no business paying for) is much more insulting to me than a private company making widgets for profit.

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Generic viagra » Canadian Pharmacy | Online Pharmacy Services - Free Shipping http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2008/06/23/the-importance-and-benefits-non-profit-and-public-service-jobs/comment-page-1/#comment-2037 charles Tue, 24 Jun 2008 16:18:25 +0000 http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2008/06/23/the-importance-and-benefits-non-profit-and-public-service-jobs/#comment-2037 i can truly identify with what you're saying - having worked in private industry for 15 years (7 of which with world's largest tech firm) with an mba from top school and recently made the leap of faith to a public agency. let me know if i can help on providing some insights if you plan a similar transition. take care. c. i can truly identify with what you’re saying – having worked in private industry for 15 years (7 of which with world’s largest tech firm) with an mba from top school and recently made the leap of faith to a public agency. let me know if i can help on providing some insights if you plan a similar transition. take care. c.

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