I always wonder how trainees who debut in a big group feel. They have to work extra hard to get noticed in the group and the pay must be pretty insubstantial. I’m no expert on how salaries work but I do know that in Taiwan, variety shows pay a set amount (1350 TWD) to anyone who comes to their show for promotional reasons no matter how famous. If it’s a band, they have to split the pay. I don’t know if it works that way in Korea but splitting such a small amount between 8-14 people must suck.