I'm definitely not talking about the home promotion paying, I agree with you there. After I graduated, the thought of asking the promoter/trainer didn't even enter my mind because, hey, the guy trained me, opened the doors to the business, AND still let me come in and use the gym/ring to get better.
But when I started working elsewhere, I did expect to get something. And I honestly believe everyone should.
Green or not, if you are driving 300 miles for a show, you're still pumping your gas and you're still putting your body on the line for the promoter. I'm not saying I expected a c-note, but a twenty for gas was extremely appreciated.