From Portland Afoot
 Belief in volunteerism
Smith works 30 hours a week as an Internet technologist for Xerox in Wilsonville, devoting the rest of his time to community advocacy and volunteering. He says that although Portland's historically high unemployment and underemployment rate is in some ways a sign of a "screwed up" economy, some of it is also due to people who, like him, prioritize non-professional work.
"Some people are making a lifestyle choice," Smith said in a May 2010 interview. "I could earn 33 percent more if I worked 40 hours a week instead of 30 hours a week. ... That kind of gets mixed, in the big statistics, with folks that are just underemployed."
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