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Thu Sep 25, 2014, 01:53 PM

Looking for advice, please. A job that matters.

Looking for advice, please. A job that matters.

There are a lot of smart and well informed people on this site, so I thought it couldnít hurt to ask for a little help.

Background: I have a pretty good job now, one that pays and has benefits. (Actually took a few years to get into this position, as itís a government job. It involves researching regulations and writing. ) And because of the large bills I have, even though Iím willing to take a pay cut, if I get a new job, it must pay well.

And hereís my question: My entire life Iíve cared about injustice, the environment, animals, overpopulation and the suffering of innocent people. Are there organizations that will hire full time workers, and pay enough to live on? (Live in a very expensive part of the country, btw.)

Iíve made a decision to change careers after 30 years. The sooner I get out, the better. Life is short. And yes, I know there are millions in a worse situation; my idea is to help some of them if I can. Thank you for your input!

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Reply Looking for advice, please. A job that matters. (Original post)
20score Sep 2014 OP
upaloopa Sep 2014 #1
gwheezie Sep 2014 #2
A HERETIC I AM Sep 2014 #3
VanillaRhapsody Sep 2014 #4
JaneyVee Sep 2014 #5
20score Sep 2014 #6

Response to 20score (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 01:59 PM

1. I think you need to look at non profits and see if there is anything there for you

I work for county government and we have departments that deal with most of the areas you mention but a lot if the work is done by contract with non profits. We call them community based organizations. We get State and Federal money and contract with the CBOs who do much of the work.

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Thu Sep 25, 2014, 02:00 PM

2. Nurse?

I've been a nurse for over 40 years. I still work with patients. I haven't regretted a day I've gone to work. I hope I can work until I'm 70.
As far as salary I am secure. I'll never be downsized. I'm not sure how much money you need to maintain you life style. If you have a degree there are several nursing schools that have accelerated bsn programs.

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 02:00 PM

3. Look into large charitable endowments or trusts.

The Carnegie endowment, for instance.

There are scores of them.

They all have staff members.

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Thu Sep 25, 2014, 02:01 PM

4. indeed dot com

 

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Thu Sep 25, 2014, 02:06 PM

5. Environmental lawyer. Most other jobs in that field...

 

Don't pay too well. Most people take those jobs as a calling. Good luck with whatever you choose.

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Thu Sep 25, 2014, 02:38 PM

6. Thank you all!

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