Why you might be okay with working for peanuts — the conditions are explained in this episode, an adaptation of Adrienne’s post on the Right Angels and Polo Bears blog.
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When Adrienne first wrote up this response to a colleague’s question, the post was shared widely and some very considerate conversations were started. A lot of people seemed very glad to be told that it’s sometimes okay to do what makes them happy.
When might you consider working for less? What are your make-or-break conditions? Leave your comments below, or join the discussion over on Twitter.
Mentioned in this episode
- Original post: https://scieditor.ca/2014/05/4-reasons-to-work-for-less/
- Why $10 is not enough, according to the American Editor
- Instant Estimator (for editing costs & timelines)
- Follow-up post on copyediting.com, in which I add a 5th reason
Rich Adin has shared his own thoughts on the subject, reminding us that we still have to eat (and pay other bills).
The image for this episode is by David Blackwell used under CC BY-ND 2.0 license.