Red Cross For Slackers? New Fund Assists The Laid Off

from the charity-by-the-masses dept

Antoine writes “I don’t know how much I’ll be needing it if I lose my job, but Worktribe started a fund for people who need a temporary financial boost to get their heads above water. The Getting-My-Act Together (GMAT) fund is for anyone who has exhausted their resources, but ‘applicants’ must tell their story and prove their need on the message boards for others to see. On Friday, the ‘winner’ (ironic – a winning slacker) for that week is chosen by consensus vote. Sounds fair enough, but can we trust a website for slackers, by slackers to collect donations and distribute them accordingly?”

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