Thursday, July 18, 2013

Who do they think is paying these salaries?

I have noticed lately an uptick in legal jobs advertised on The Posse List (which has always focused on the temp community but now seems to advertise more "permanent" jobs) that are with NGOs (non-governmental organizations, usually non-profit organizations with a liberal agenda), non-profit groups and government itself. The recent posts have included jobs at The Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the  Family Equality Council (a gay rights group), Equal Justice Works (no idea what they do), Search for Common Ground (SFCG), which describes itself as "an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict," and various agencies of the federal government.

On the one hand, I am all in favor of The Posse List putting up "permanent" job posts for its members, even if I would not apply for one of these positions on a bet. On the other hand, I do wonder who, exactly, The Posse List  and its subscribers think will be paying these salaries if everybody goes to work for a non-profit, and NGO or government itself. Call me crazy, but we might be better off finding postings for private-sector jobs.

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