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Funny thing is, I worked at the Leichhardt Mission, part time, for approximately 5 years. I think I earned more $ per hour in my time there working 6 hours a week than I did working at the Sydney org working 40 to 90 hours per week for 2 1/2 years.
While not what we all expected the report is still a win, and there are still others complaints to be handled it could be they will make a difference. Especially when part of their recruitment push was to tell people how much money they could be making once they became an Idle Org.
We've made an important step and now it's back to ...... tick tock, tick tock..... for a little longer
As I mentioned above, I was on staff at Liechhardt Mission for a few years before joining Syd Day staff but all this talk of "volunteers" and "employees," plus a chat I had with someone else about it, reminded me of when I was recruited for Leichhardt. I was only prepared to give 6 hours a week of my time and I offered to volunteer this time. At first they accepted this but I wasn't interested in working the front lines and wanted to be Treas Sec. Once I said that I was told that I could not hold that post as a volunteer so if I wanted that position I would need to sign a contract and become a staff member, which I did but I still told them I would not work more than 6 hours a week.
Me thinks that is a clear enough differentiation.