A few days ago a reader commented on Interac's odd (new?) hiring scheme: Refer a friend to Interac and they'll make a donation of up to 500,000 yen (in your name?) to UNICEF.
Here's the pitch from the Interac newsletter:
I'm not sure what to say. This seems like an odd way to hire people. If I were an Interac "alumni" how is this supposed to motivate me? If I wanted to donate to a charity, I'd open up my wallet and donate because I want to, not because I'm a shill for Interac. Why jump through Interac's vague hoops for charity? The way it's written, the donation is not a sure thing and it's not clear how much money will be donated.
What's your take?
LATER...Now that I think about it, if you simply passed around a collection box at Interac, you could probably raise far more than 500,000 yen from employees for earthquake relief.