@Psychotext The clinical research side of things was, at least when I worked in the field, largely paid for by drugs companies (they need their test subjects), so charitable donations covered stuff like equipment budgets, salaries, and so on - so, yes, you did end up with senior staff having (in my opinion, given they supposedly worked in the charity sector, obscenely) high salaries, and lots of wastage - I also called out many colleagues on why they travelled first class etc., as I felt/would feel uncomfortable doing that and always went standard class myself (go me, power to the people etc.). |
This is a common problem with charities, in my experience, and the same counter-arguments always come up (blah, blah, if I worked in the commercial sector I would earn this much). The thing is you would also be far more accountable if you worked in the commercial sector and might actually have to break a sweat and not spend all day in 'meetings' in the cafeteria. My typically cowardly muttered under my breath response to the standard salary argument would usually be 'Well, fuck off and work in the commercial sector then', but why should they give up a very cushy number?
Edited by tincanrocket at 16:52:58 20-03-2014