I'm not talking about volunteering, I'm talking about a paid, professional position at a not-for-profit shelter. A very, very large, no-kill, not-for-profit, private shelter here is hiring both a rescue coordinator and a trainer. I qualify for both positions, and am applying. I don't know how much the pay, though - it just says "based on experience" (which I have, but most of my experience is volunteer work). I know the trainer gets full benefits, not sure about the coordinator position. I'd LOVE to do a job like this, but it's not exactly right around the corner - it would be an hour commute each way, and if it's not paying much more than minimum wage, it won't be worth taking. It would also mean taking less classes, and taking longer to finish my degree. *sigh*. If I could do this part time, or it was closer, I'd be so into it. Anyway, what was anyone experience working professionally in rescue? Was it enjoyable/torture/rewarding/decent pay/not enough money/etc?