Some jobs just do not receive the remuneration they deserve.
Child care and caring for the disabled are two of the poorest paid careers. Almost as bad as performing, visual arts and writing.
Talented people in these areas are in short supply yet they do not attain the rewards market theory says they should.
People continue to work in these fields because rewards are available other than money. Artists and child care workers are working for the public good and altruism is rewarding.
Creativity has rewards which is why people in well paid day jobs pursue the arts in their leisure time.
It is useless complaining about poor monetary rewards in the arts.
We should just work hard to improve our art because that is the best way to attract that luck which explodes a career.
It is always sad to see an artist forced to take a job outside their profession but that is life.
Only if you allow yourself to become too tired or two uninspired will you have to sacrifice the work you truly love.
If you have reached a level of talent in the field of performance, arts or literature, don’t give up your night job.
Welcome people from all directions. Click to write
Letters to the Editor
WBT does not reveal our sources. We do not hold shares or interests in corporations.
We monitor this site for factual errors. If readers see errors please email the editor or place a correction in a comment box.
Banner image is of the southern border ranges in Queensland.
Please be aware this site contains images and voices of indigenous people now deceased.
- 'Regime Change' failure on Managing Australia – China relations
- Bail denied on No extradition for Assange
- samir sardana on Managing Australia – China relations
- Tickets on sale on Forests – our ally on climate
- Press freedom crushed, dissent labeled mental illness on No extradition for Assange
- Sarah Hansen-Young on Assange on Stories from 2020
- Sarah Palin 'pardons' Julian Assange on Secrets, Privacy & Collateral Murder
- Assange testifies against CIA in Spanish Court on Secrets, Privacy & Collateral Murder
- United Workers Union on Coles: fire this time?
- John Shipton on Secrets, Privacy & Collateral Murder
WBT addresses the following questions:
1. Industrial question: The Master/servant relationship. The struggle for Worker Control.
2. Ownership question: Who owns the land or does the land own us? Rights to the city, right to country. The struggle of indigenous people for land rights and social justice in Australia.
3. Political question: This is the class struggle. Who owns the means of production? Who governs? How are democratic rights won and shared.
Radical Times ArchiveClick image to go to archive
Radio, podcasts & Blogs
Paradigm Shift - 4ZZZ fm 102.1, Fridays at Noon
Words are the Wind - Words from Struggle Street
Eva Bartlett In Gaza
4ZZZ News & Current affairs — 4zzz is on the land of the Turbul & Jagera people, never ceded
Save Leard State Forest — Archive of actions to stop mining in the Piliger
Rob Pyne - a far northern life — sharing stories of Rob's struggle inside the ALP and his move to independence.
Contains some excellent chapters about his stint in parliament.