Yeah, this is one reason Open Phil pays people for doing our remote work tests, so that people who don’t happen to have runway/similar can still go through our process. Possibly more EA orgs should do this if they aren’t already.
I’d like to make this into a norm, but it does also pose a barrier for funding constrained EA organizations by increasing the costs of hiring.
I think it’s fine to be a “norm, if you can afford it.”
If you can’t afford it, doesn’t that suggest that earning to give might not be such a bad choice after all?
Yes. Earning to give is a good choice and I’ve not suggested otherwise.
(Peter has been one of several people continuing to argue “earning to give is undervalued, most orgs could still do useful things with more funding”.)