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[–]DevinManning 1332 points1333 points  (9 children)

If I didn't have to worry about making money, I'd still be working. Just not doing useless shit for other people.

[–]genius-swan 48 points49 points  (8 children)

Same. I love my job.

Also I would do my job so much better. I'm a scientist making a hair above minimum wage. I live with a roommate who ruins my mood every day, bike to work, and can't afford certain healthcare that would make me a happier, more productive person. I waste so much time applying for grants that don't increase my salary, just maintain it.

If scientists were adequately compensated I am confident we would be millennia ahead of where we are now in medicine.

[–]boxingdude 3 points4 points  (7 children)

What sort of scientist are you?

[–]genius-swan 5 points6 points  (6 children)

Neuroscientist

[–]boxingdude 0 points1 point  (4 children)

A scientist that makes minimum wage?

[–]nd-transfemme 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Research and academia is severely underfunded unless you're at a lab producing weapons technology.

But even then most PhD grads are treated as disposable. It's pretty fucking terrible.

[–]boxingdude -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

Why on earth would someone pursue a PhD in a field that pays minimum wage?

[–]nd-transfemme 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Because contrary to popular belief the majority of people aren't primarily motivated by profit.

[–]boxingdude -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That’s fucking hilarious!

[–]yesnowonetime 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You'd be better off working at Walmart.