@Markovaa I agree that that pay was not unreasonable in that it was very much in line with what other non-profit jobs would have offered. What concerned me in particular was the lack of uncertainty around whether/how I would supplement my income - and the fear that it would make it very difficult for me to keep another job! Also, as I wrote, I'm pretty change averse. The possibility of ending up with only a part-time job, with no benefits and increased expenses, was too daunting for me.
@ronswansonluva Yeah, I believe it. That's dispiriting. And good sleuthing - it was indeed in Marin!
That's both simpler (because there's something measurable to point to and provide specific feedback about) and more complicated (because it's affecting the business directly). Do you and this person share a supervisor?
@sig sag great point about the subject line of the email!
@chickpeas akimbo I'm the same way. Whenever I've been approached for informational interviews - which has happened maybe half a dozen times - earnestness wins over generic/business-y. The worst is when they have absolutely no idea what you or your company do. Basic research, people.
@notpollyanna I think that's OK! I think acknowledging that you understand their position isn't a bad thing. Shows humility and flexibility.
@chickpeas akimbo Great suggestions! Thanks for weighing in on how it feels to be in the recipient shoes.
@Ester Bloom That's pretty neat. I always respect people for responding, even if it's to say that they don't have time to meet, talk, or whatever.
@guenna77 Hopefully this will make it a wee bit easier!
@Allison @NoName I'm sure it doesn't apply universally - I work in the financial district and do see suits around! - but I've never been in a situation where a silk blouse and slacks, or whatever other professional combo, hasn't been professional enough.