Rule 273

Getting paid “In-kind” is only actually getting paid if what they offer in trade equals the value of the service you provide.

If the appointment is 2 hours and your rate is $40 per hour, but they offer you two tickets to the event worth $20 each:

A) what good is a ticket to you for an event you will be interpreting?;

B) that works out to half your going rate, minus $20 for a ticket you don’t need… so $10 per hour?

That’s not trade. That’s augmented volunteering.  They can do better and you’re worth it.

Author: uncledalesrules

These blogs (I have two) began as a series of sayings I use to teach interpreting workshops, and political diatribes on Facebook. They moved from Facebook to this blog site: 1. as a way to remove them from my head (cuts down on the noise in there); and, 2. to give a better home to both my "less serious and satire laden posts" and my "more serious and satire laden posts." I guess it's up to you to decide which is which.

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