Don't try to make sense coz it's beyond human comprehension.
Thing is, Waheguru jeeo gives money to some in abundance as per their past karma. Now mostly it is haraam di kamai, so unless they spend part of it on Dharmic kaaj. Their financial cycle will collapse or they will loose wealth.
In order to keep Religious workers immune from bad effects of ill gotten wealth they are paid salary & bonus ie Mehnat da fal not hand outs.
Akalpurakh works in mysterious ways
I Am not married yet but I prefer Singhni with dastar and body hairs don't bother me at all because they are natural. It's society which made body hair on a woman labelled as masculine. In reality it's just hair and all humans have it. I personally think that Kaurs with dastar are beautiful and feminine in a way that isn't worldly.
Forgive me if I have said anything wrong, I just think the point is to at least listen to it while it's being recited or as someone above said it's the easy way out. And what do we get just knowing someone else is doing the paath and we aren't even concentrating on the meaning? I think a better way to host paath is to be physically present at least, if not he one doing the actual reciting. Local Gurdwaras can do it and that would facilitate that much easier. But paying someone long distance doesn't makes sense to me.
I agree with Simran Bheinji.
Jot Singh, doing Sehaj Path, reading translations & listening to correct pronunciation is best practice.
However one mustn't dissuade Sangat from following tradition of Akhand Path, & paying trained Pathees or Gurdwara office.
Difference is, they are Sevaks performing their duty & earning a living.
For that reason those who host Akhand Path Seva or do Seva of Pathees also get rewarded one way or other.