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Re: THEOS-L digest 1642

Sep 23, 1998 06:07 AM
by M K Ramadoss

It should be no problem in paying a non starving wages to everybody. On the
other hand living in luxury when the same money of the organization can be
spent on the people who are the beneficiary population.

Couple of years ago, in the office building where I work, we had a one
person office of a *non-profit* foundation which collected the bones and
tissues from corpses for transplant. While the work they were doing was
helping many recipients, the person in charge of the office, a young lady
in her late 30s was driving a late model luxury car, which was the most
expensive of all the cars in the parking lot.

One wonders about the non profits. 

As an aside, the non-profits (including spiritual/theosophical) are very
very secretive about compensation of the top paid people, god only knows
why? May be when public/members find out the details, they may stop sending
contribution from their hard earned funds.


At 02:40 AM 9/23/1998 -0400, wrote:
>Doss wrote:
>>As reported by AP, in a recent survey of non profit organizations, it was
>>found that the median salary of the executives is $209,914.
>I am not one of those who think people should live on the financial edge,
>worrying and scraping to get by.  However, I do not think that a
>triple-digit salary is in order for those who are involved in non-profit
>(or even profit!) organizations - especially while there are so many who
>still go to bed (mattress?) with an empty stomach.  It flies in the face of
>what non-profit organizations are supposed to represent. 
>I imagine it must be very difficult for a person who is struggling to
>survive to appeal to an organization for help, only to be told there is not
>enough money to help them, and then seeing the management drive off in a
>car that cost as much as a house.

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