@WayDownSouth Also to answer what I think your question is, people don't usually work for nonprofits because they hate profits or capitalism, but because of the kind of work they want to do -- for instance, social work, political advocacy, international development, or law that isn't reading boring corporate contracts. People work for them because they support a cause, want to help people, or want to effect change in society. Note that big-name conservative groups such as Heritage Foundation and Cato Institute are also nonprofits, as are the NRA and most anti-abortion groups. The motivations of people who work at those places are probably very different from the motivations of the Typical Billfold Commenter, yet they also end up working for nonprofits. (Many hospitals are also nonprofits but that's not usually what people mean when they say "working for a nonprofit.")
Guys, I've had my share of arguments with @WayDownSouth in these here comments, some of them quite frustrating, but let's not call people trolls just because they say things that reflect different political beliefs or world views OK? </hippie>
Also, beardless Riker??? Come on, Mike!
@EvanDeSimone I think someone at the DOE saw the opening credits of The Simpsons for the first time and freaked out.
@EvanDeSimone "Why does it say R.I.I.P.?" "Oh man I totally forgot about the funeral and had to chisel the fucker while I was half asleep."
I don't see the nefarious downside here? This is exactly what traditional manufacturers and wholesalers do, only cheaper, more nimble, and more responsive to consumer demands. Aside from a very few categories of products (electronics, leather goods, fashion) nobody really cares what brand makes their beach chair or car console caddy or whatever.
@Heather Yamada-Hosley Some good things to mention, depending what job you're applying for, are how the work taught you to be client-focused; manage multiple projects; and I guess you could apply it to sales too (as far as seeking out new clients etc.)
@EvanDeSimone Please enjoy that brief macabre look into my personal life. can't, there's an old robe in the way
@Heather Yamada-Hosley Depends on how you phrase it but I've found it valuable. I actually had an LLC so I could claim some administrative experience even though I never really worked in an office...
@WhyHelloThere Good point but the worst is those plastic boxes which take up a bunch of space and don't crush down properly. Also wine/liquor bottles.