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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Validation!

Because I like to keep an eye on what's happening in human services, just in case, I still get my idealist.org job postings. The other day, this showed up in my inbox ~ 

Seeking an Outreach Specialist to plan, conduct, and manage various outreach, education, marketing and public relations activities on behalf of the organization. Duties include: assist in the planning and production of fair housing events; coordinate external communication on behalf of the organization through mediums including the Center's blog, mass emails, and social media platforms; produce and distribute accessible educational materials; assist in providing educational trainings; and represent the organization at various events.

There's more that, but I won't bore you with a full job description. It's a full-time job. 40 hours per week. Knowing human services, more than 40. Let me tell you ~ I would have gotten this job. I would have kicked ass at this job. 

So, what's the big deal? I am now, officially and formally ~ not because I think it's true, but because it has been proven ~ making more as a part-time writer than I would be going back to full-time human services. 

Those are tickled pink Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.

4 comments:

soandsosaid said...

Woohoo! Great feeling!

BostonPobble said...

So and So ~ Thank you, so much! :D:D:D:D It is a great feeling.

Rose said...

Hey Pobble
It's great working part time as a writer is better than a full time position helping others. As a writer it's a great thing but as a person who works helping all kinds of people from mental health, to low-income, to visiting folks in rough neighborhoods, etc., they are not making good money. Congrats to you. Proud of you!

BostonPobble said...

Rose ~ I look back at the work I did, for the money I was paid, and am amazed. It's no wonder those jobs keep getting posted, because no one can live on them for long. We need to value our helpers more.