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  •  one thought depending on your need for cash (0+ / 0-)

    consider getting into the non-profit world there are way, way too few computer skilled folks there (though the pay is NOT good...)

    anyway, check out techsoup.org

    and in particular, I know that the domestic violence victim services arena has a DESPERATE need for people like you

    just my two cents

    best of luck to ya!

    To be, rather than to seem.--NC State Motto

    by make a difference on Sun Jul 09, 2006 at 10:29:25 AM PDT

    •  I need enough to make the mortgage payments (0+ / 0-)
      My previous job I was underpaid -- I don't mind compromising on salary to get a nice comfy home to grow and thrive in.  But hard core reality -- I need to be making about $45,000/yr. to meet my monthly expenses. I could go lower for a short period because financially I do have quite a bit socked away (Hey I'm frugal!) but I need to be able to make the mortgage and put away enough for retirement.

      But yes, I'd love that sort of work, if I could get into an opportunity that paid enough.

      •  SELL YOUR house (1+ / 0-)
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        you can't have it all. sell your house for the career you love and want. put your money where your mouth is and help humanity, the poor and impoverished.

        •  So california (0+ / 0-)

          welcome to dailykos.

          Living large on the Coast?

          Are you living up to your full potential and maximun worth and giving it all back to charity?

          Or are you just, , explaining to the rest of us how it all works 'just happens' ?

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          by ROGNM on Sun Jul 09, 2006 at 11:56:11 AM PDT

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          •  Me (1+ / 0-)
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            OK, OK,
            I live in Freso, far away from where I want to be, it really sucks here, the place is boring, hot and populated with "other" types than me (i'm trying to be nice). BUT, what keeps me going is my job at a recycling center as a representative. It is my job to convince companies to donate their recyclables to our center. We pay the going rate, plus a slight incentive to them, but is is hard to keep a log term relationship  with doners. But, it is working with a lot of hard work.

        •  Not a great idea unless you sell AND (0+ / 0-)

          buy a cheaper home and invest the equity. The house could be a key asset for akeitz's retirement.

          > 518,000 American children are in foster care. Got any bandwidth?

          by kck on Sun Jul 09, 2006 at 12:09:41 PM PDT

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      •  in that income bracket (0+ / 0-)

        you would have to be working for a pretty large non-profit, or be the ED (executive director.)that doesn't mean those jobs aren't out there (or that you couldn't land an ED job. sounds to me like you've got the chops for one!)

        check out www.idealist.org

        and the journal for philanthrophy

        also, if you're up for moving to RI, the RICADV is hiring a communications director, pays about 45 plus.... check out www.ricadv.org

        good luck!

        To be, rather than to seem.--NC State Motto

        by make a difference on Sun Jul 09, 2006 at 11:05:27 AM PDT

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        •  I'm in DC don't forget. Salaries are higher here (0+ / 0-)
          No I don't want to leave Northern VA. It's my home and no I won't sell the house -- I share it with my sister.  There are a ton of Associations and non-profits in the area and the salaries, it's a matter of hooking up with the right job.

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