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Getting paid for "volunteer" work

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gentleman Engineer Apr 11. 6 Replies

I've started volunteering some time to help a local organization build up a science/engineering education program for teens. I always looked at it as purely volunteer work. However, they recently…Continue

I could have died while hiking today, don't be stupid like me

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rory Bagley Feb 8. 9 Replies

I have a cautionary tale for my fellow outdoorsmen out there. I went hiking solo today through some less traveled canyons near where I live. I unknowingly ended up off trail and was aggressively…Continue

Article: Is there anything good about men?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew R Jan 4. 13 Replies

http://denisdutton.com/baumeister.htmI'm curious what other people around here think of this somewhat lengthy article on differences between men…Continue

Disaster preparation kit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marcus Gustafsson Dec 10, 2015. 17 Replies

I just moved to a region that is prone to major earthquakes. As such, I'm working on assembling a disaster survival kit with a focus on earthquakes. About half to three-quarters of the recommended…Continue

 

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N Fan replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Interested in Engineering-Any Knowledgeable Guys?
"An electrical engineering degree is very versatile and your undergraduate curriculum should't pigeonhole you into a specific field. However, it is common for students to pick a few tech electives in a specialty they're interested it.…"
May 7
Gentleman Engineer replied to N Fan's discussion Getting paid for "volunteer" work
"Would such exist as honouraria?"
Apr 11
Penelope replied to N Fan's discussion Getting paid for "volunteer" work
"+1 OTOH, he might like the extra Social Security one day"
Apr 9
Jack Bauer replied to N Fan's discussion Getting paid for "volunteer" work
"If it bothers you that much ... take the pay, and donate it back.JB"
Apr 9
Sir replied to N Fan's discussion Getting paid for "volunteer" work
"I got paid for about 4 hours teaching plus equivalent preparation once.  It complicated my income tax for very little reward.  I wish I'd refused to take the pay.  After all, like you, I wasn't doing it for the money."
Apr 9
Kit the Odd replied to N Fan's discussion Getting paid for "volunteer" work
"I have no specific advice or relevant experience, just a speculation on why they might want to pay you.  They may see how valuable you are to them and want to create an "obligation" or at least an incentive for you to stay.  It…"
Apr 9
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Getting paid for "volunteer" work

I've started volunteering some time to help a local organization build up a science/engineering education program for teens. I always looked at it as purely volunteer work. However, they recently offered to pay me. Nothing near a salary, but just a little compensation for my time as I was told I'm "providing a valuable service to the community". I turned down the offer once, but they are actually being somewhat persistent about it. I'm hesitant to take the money because I feel like as soon as I…See More
Apr 9
Rory Bagley replied to N Fan's discussion I could have died while hiking today, don't be stupid like me
"Thanks for the wise reminder! Loosing your trail can be scary. Years ago my dad and I were hiking in the Blue Mountains in NE Oregon. We got a little turned around and it was pretty frightening. Large areas of that mountain range look very similar.…"
Feb 8
Carl Monster replied to N Fan's discussion I could have died while hiking today, don't be stupid like me
"I recommend moving to New Jersey, where aside from the Pinelands (which are flat as a pancake), you are never more than an hour's hike from anything. I've attached a brochure here for your…"
Feb 8
Liam Strain replied to N Fan's discussion I could have died while hiking today, don't be stupid like me
"It is just when we are confident and comfortable, that mistakes happen. A good reminder, thank you.  Glad you came out of it with only a scare. "
Feb 8
Mike S. replied to N Fan's discussion I could have died while hiking today, don't be stupid like me
"Good to know. i'm not too far from there and that is likely where I will end up going if I can ever get away to go hiking. "
Feb 7
N Fan replied to N Fan's discussion I could have died while hiking today, don't be stupid like me
"San Gabriel Mountains outside of LA"
Feb 7
Sir replied to N Fan's discussion I could have died while hiking today, don't be stupid like me
"Where were you?  Ish."
Feb 7
Salt Dragon replied to N Fan's discussion I could have died while hiking today, don't be stupid like me
"Thanks for the story, I had a similar experience once which was also humbling. "
Feb 7
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I could have died while hiking today, don't be stupid like me

I have a cautionary tale for my fellow outdoorsmen out there. I went hiking solo today through some less traveled canyons near where I live. I unknowingly ended up off trail and was aggressively bouldering to get up and around some obstacles, mainly a decent sized waterfall. I kept pushing because I thought this was my route, and the knowledge that I wouldn't need to go down because I was on a loop. Anyway, I finally got up the bulk of it and couldn't find anything that resembled a trail.…See More
Feb 7
N Fan replied to Justin's discussion Tips on waking up earlier?
"I have another suggestion that I recently incorporated into my morning routine with decent success. First off, I decided I can't stand buzzing alarms. They cause me to get out of bed, turn them off, and then go back to bed without actually…"
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