*** SURVEY CLOSES ON WEDNESDAY 8/21/13 AT MIDNIGHT***
Money. We want it. We need it. But when it comes up in conversation, everybody bows their heads and gets quiet. How much do people make? How do you ask for more? How do you find out who pays what? How little is too little? When do you work for free? Can you even make it as a freelance science journalist?
This is the topic of our upcoming NASW panel, appropriately titled “Show Me the Money” and if you’re anything like me, you desperately want the answers to these questions. But it’s hard to have a good conversation about money because it’s awkward and nobody likes to get into their financial nitty-gritty. So we’re doing a survey! It’s anonymous, relatively quick and completely painless.
We’ll take your answers and analyze them to figure out just how much people are making and how they’re making it. At our panel, we’ll reveal the results, but afterwards we’ll post everything online for the world to see. So, what do you say, are you game?
You made it to the end! As a reward, here’s Scrooge McDuck diving into a pile of money.