I received a phone call today from a company that was interested in doing some kind of consumer research about people who work in or have connections with people in the IT industry involving servers during normal working hours. They mentioned that as a form of compensation they would give me $20 for my time for an hour interview.
The interesting thing is that I would probably do it for free under normal circumstances. I must admit, for some reason the $20 figure turned me off. I think the main reason was that I have done simple things like food tasting before and even for those items they offer about $30 plus a free meal. They last for like 30 min only too.
Would it of made a difference if they said $30? Not really for me personally. Thereâ€™s just something about asking you to go out of your way in this case that makes me think the time is worth more.