Today was spent organising the mailing for the latest Irish
Historical Society mailing. Why we do this I do not know. We get a free
insert to a list of their 1,000 subscribers, but it consumes 2 days of
4 members of staff, which I calculate to be about £200. I’d rather the
staff worked on other ways of raising income, or at least have
volunteers do the work, as was the method at Alliance Party HQ.
Otherwise, I would like a higher salary. This place is always in
financial crisis mode, with no budget and no financial strategy; a
request for a higher salary, in line with my position and experience,
would be laughed at. So it’s up to me to improve my situation.