From our Swindon Correspondent:
From the FT
Prolific a Uk-based crowd-work platform for surveys and market research, imposes an hourly pay floor by calculating the average time it takes to complete each task. But while the UK’s minimum wage for over-25s is £8.72 an hour, Prolific’s is £5 an hour.
We do charity things because there’s some personal non-financial benefit to us: our canal looks nicer, maybe a warm fuzzy, maybe some social interaction as you get to hang out with others. And there’s degrees of that everywhere in life. Actors get paid far more for appearing as a villain in a superhero movie than a film of The Seagull, because the work they really like doing is Chekhov. Programmers quit corporate work to do startups because they hate the corporate work, not because it’s better paid in startup land.