Sharon Kelly5 months ago
For all those lambasting Laura as to her education and choice to work at a non-profit which ultimately forced her to find additional means to take care of herself, let me provide you with this depiction: I work at a non-profit and I started as a contract worker before I was made a permanent employee. Picture this - a work situation with no health care benefits and low hourly compensation to boot. Plus no paid vacation time, let alone time to bereave the passing of loved ones (at the time my aunt passed away from throat cancer); meaning if I had to take time off I DID NOT GET PAID. True, working at a non-profit may not provide the 'glamorous' salary most college grads dream of, but I think those individuals are missing the point. Non-profit work of crucial to the benefit of all society, especially now in the wake of a very slow economic recovery. If Laura chose to go down the non-profit path, kudos to her. If she ran into financial straits, she did what she had to do to survive. She chose to elaborate her experience, and add more evidence to the fact that the US government is hurting its people by playing these political games.
And by the way, I am a product of a working class family that graduated from what you could call an 'elite' university and have been in the non-profit sector since 1997. Imagine that.