I get this impression from people not in my industry that they think we get paid well automatically.
It’s… kind of not true.
So I decided to share my experiences (some of them fortunately vicarious, others less so) about the tech industry in relation to this whole “assuming you’re getting paid” business, in the hopes that if it’s apparent that in one of the most well-paying industries in the world, assumptions are unwise, that it’ll be easier to see how it applies to writing, which is nowhere near as well-paying.
That’s all. I think I’m done for the day.