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  •  How much money does this woman make? (0+ / 0-)

    Because there are a hell of a lot of people who make a hell of a lot more money who think the same thing about her.

    •  She doesn't make much, but was born into it and (10+ / 0-)

      married it.  Which is pretty lucky for her, since she's dumb as a post and would be in a minimum wage job otherwise.  She's unable to grasp that there are costs in replacing and training an employee, together with the risk of an unemployment claim (as a nonprofit, we reimburse for actual unemployment paid out.)  She literally got angry with me for increasing wages to the new minimum wage when it went up.  We had a battle royal because I wanted to increase the pay of those getting more than the new minimum wage to an amount that would be equal to the amount over the old minimum wage.  Didn't speak to one another for months.  

      "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

      by gustynpip on Tue May 31, 2011 at 10:41:11 AM PDT

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      •  There's a lot of that (3+ / 0-)

        in the non-profit world.  Working in the area of women's cancer, I've run into a lot of people like the woman you refer to who think women cancer survivors should work full time for free.    Somehow, they don't apply those same standards to a male employee.

        Over the years, I've seen cancer patients who worked for multi-million dollar federally funded charities and were fired when diagnosed with survivable cancer.   One charity was Catholic, the other was the local Jewish charity.  

        There's a lot of gender and other types of employment discrimination in the non-profit world.  

        It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~ Aristotle

        by Betty Pinson on Tue May 31, 2011 at 02:53:58 PM PDT

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