…but about keeping oneself employed:
I’m a business development manager, which means my job mainly involves trying to save the charity I work for. It really is that simple and the weight of the responsibility is exhausting. If I meet my target we go on another year, if I don’t then we have to go to our board of trustees with a deficit, and our charity will fold. Every success or failure is tied to everyone else’s fortunes, the jobs of our staff and lives of our beneficiaries.
The priority there gives a clue, eh? The beneficiaries of the charity clearly are last to be thought of!
When the new contract arrived, the staff assured me they had the skills and experience to deliver the service. Now, looking back, I know they told me this out of desperation to keep their jobs…
So…you never thought to check?
So far we are struggling to deliver the service. Cuts to local authority funding has meant that we have less money at our disposal…
You could always ask the public for donations. You know, like proper charities.
We are making mistakes and cutting corners because our staff are overworked and too stressed to be able to do the job properly. But what choice do we have? Either we do what is asked on the limited budget we are given, or someone else will.
And maybe they can do it better. But…the job itself isn’t your main priority, is it?