1. A yearly salary
2. An hourly wage
3. By project (i.e. deliver X grams by Y time for Z dollars)
Has anyone heard of paying people by the reaction? If so, how did it work out for you? How much did you get paid?
Seems to me that this is a bad deal for any chemist. (How do you determine how you get paid? Do you have to work up the reaction, or just set it up? How many stir plates do you get?) Surely there is some kind of labor law about piecework that might apply to such a scheme.
I haven't heard of this before, so I thought I would ask. Readers, what say you?