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Re: [Perl Jobs] very entry level (VISTA) cgi mod_perl and systemscripter (onsite), United States, MA, Lowell

From:
Chris Devers
Date:
July 5, 2004 12:51
Subject:
Re: [Perl Jobs] very entry level (VISTA) cgi mod_perl and systemscripter (onsite), United States, MA, Lowell
Message ID:
Pine.OSX.4.60.0407051547040.21782@devers.homeip.net
On Mon, 5 Jul 2004, Andrew Brosnan wrote:

> On 7/5/04 at 6:51 PM, jobs-admin@perl.org (Perl Jobs) wrote:
>
>> Online URL for this job: http://jobs.perl.org/job/1625
>>
>> Posted: July  5, 2004
>>
>> Job title:
>> very entry level (VISTA) cgi mod_perl  and system scripter
>>
>> Location: United States, MA, Lowell
>>
>> Pay rate: $10,000 per year
>>
>> Terms of employment: Salaried employee
>>
>> Hours: Full time
>
> Minimum wage allowed by law in Massachusetts - $6.75 per hour
>
> Annual salary based on a 40 hour week at minimum wage - $14,040
>
> Seeing a $10k per year job posting on the perl jobs list - priceless

Yes, but they more or less explicitly state that it's charity work:

     Description:
     Spend a year as VISTA, (this is something like joining the peace
     corps) and write perl scripts for non profit organizations.

Am I being naive, or isn't the whole point of non-profit / charity work 
to be willing to accept a pay cut in return for doing Good Things?

My assumption is that people working for organizations like Greenpeace, 
Medecins Sans Frontiers [sp?], etc aren't in it for the money.

I know absolutely nothing about this Vista program, but I wasn't 
surprised to see a non-profit being up-front about a low salary.



-- 
Chris Devers



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