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Should those who run non-profit organizations be paid less than their counterparts at for-profit businesses?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
52% 240
Yes
 
47% 215
Total 455

Comments

none2 2 years, 3 months ago

The poll doesn't accurately allow people to express their feeling. Personally, I think the question should be if for-profit CEO's are paid too much. Plenty of US for-profit CEO's are paid way too much -- and it isn't limited to successful companies. You can have failing companies where not only do they get paid to much, but when they are finally asked to leave, they get GREAT severance packages.

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mustrun80 2 years, 3 months ago

Do-gooders should be paid according to how much they scam off the top. If 50% of their money goes to "administration" costs they should be paid 50% of their counterparts.

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Benjamin Roberts 2 years, 3 months ago

I doubt that most nonprofit agencies have a "counterpart" as a profit agency, Nonprofits are generally created because there is no profit to be made. However, where that situation does exist the nonprofit is usually forced to be competitive in order to retain quality personnel.

As usual, the LJW did not link the related story with the poll: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2012/jan...

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Centerville 2 years, 3 months ago

Yes. Duh - if two people are managing exactly the same businesses and one can keep it going without begging from the public or grabbing it from taxpayers.

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Lawrence Morgan 2 years, 3 months ago

It's a poll because, as a matter of fact in most cities and counties throughout the United States, non-profit employees are paid less. In San Francisco, for example - most can't even live in the city but have to live miles away, because their pay is not adequate.

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slvrntrt 2 years, 3 months ago

Aren't they paid less already so that more money can go to the work they do?

Why is this a poll? I'm confused

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autie 2 years, 3 months ago

Should be? I think they are. In fact all not for profit employees are paid considerably less than profit counterparts. But I can also assure you that the State of Kansas does not follow through and does not understand the meaming of the phrase, "reasonable and adequate".

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