[Wikimedia-l] fundraising status?

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 01:12:24 UTC 2012

On Dec 28, 2012 1:02 AM, "cyrano" <cyrano.fawkes at gmail.com> wrote:
> Le 27/12/2012 21:34, Thomas Dalton a écrit :
>> On Dec 27, 2012 10:50 PM, "James Salsman" <jsalsman at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> this is the most current iteration of a type of thread
>>>> that I find contributes a great deal of stress to my work here. There
>> are a
>>>> number of assumptions that strike me as bad faith and many of them are
>>>> targeted at people I work with (some of them I consider friends), so it
>> is
>>>> very difficult for me to read this
>>> I find it extremely difficult to believe that anyone could think my
>>> proposal that the salaries of Foundation employees be increased so
>>> that none of them are less than 50% of the top executive salary is
>>> made in bad faith or "targeted" towards anyone.
>> I suspect the assumption of bad faith is because he doesn't believe
>> could genuinely propose such a ridiculously bad idea. When limits on such
>> ratios are discussed the usual figure I hear is a limit of 10%. 50% is
>> completely unrealistic. Either you would have to massively overpay your
>> junior staff (wasting donor's money) or you wouldn't be any to attract
>> experienced senior staff.
> Hello Thomas,
> are you saying that NOBODY can and will do a good job for five times less
money? There are extremely talented people in the third world, and
extremely passionated people in the first world, that may accept such a
pay. I'm dubious about your statement.

Well, I suppose "any" is a bit of an exaggeration. It would be extremely
difficult though. Why would someone from the third world come to San
Francisco and accept a salary 5 times lower than they could get at a
similar organisation ?

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