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December 08, 2008

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Rachel - I Hate HR

I do HR for a non-profit. I had a discussion today with a manager about how the pay is soooooo little for people in human services. We have employees at the end of their career with Masters and 20 years of experience making $35,000. The manager told me that if you go into human services you know you'll be taking on a 2nd or 3rd job. It's a lifestyle you truly have to commit to.

Lonely Dissertator

A very interesting perspective. I am glad that your question provided a frame for her to enjoy her volunteer ministry and still earn the income that is commensurate with her skills where the for-profit world is concerned.

Another perspective could be that of calling. Am I called into full time ministry? Here, I am talking about religiously oriented ministry.

Yet another perspective could be a calling to secular work. Can I see my secular work as a ministry?

My personal strategy would be to provide services for those with deep pockets--and charge accordingly--so that I can fund my services for those with shallow pockets who are engaged in a life of "full time ministry." And I would consider my personal strategy as my secular and ministry calling.

Lonely Dissertator

A very interesting perspective. I am glad that your question provided a frame for her to enjoy her volunteer ministry and still earn the income that is commensurate with her skills where the for-profit world is concerned.

Another perspective could be that of calling. Am I called into full time ministry? Here, I am talking about religiously oriented ministry.

Yet another perspective could be a calling to secular work. Can I see my secular work as a ministry?

My personal strategy would be to provide services for those with deep pockets--and charge accordingly--so that I can fund my services for those with shallow pockets who are engaged in a life of "full time ministry." And I would consider my personal strategy as my secular and ministry calling.

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Another perspective could be that of calling. Am I called into full time ministry? Here, I am talking about religiously oriented ministry

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