Nov 20, 2013 03:17:18 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 04:04:19 PMbyKrisztina U
With all due respect, $30k+ at $3.33/hr means you used the oDesk infrastructure for 9000 hours. oDesk is not profiting from 33 cents per hour - they break even at best. Not to mention that it slows down the site for actual revenue generating clients/contractors.
Dec 1, 2013 04:42:04 PMEditedOct 30, 2014 04:17:22 PMbyB B Z GH Z
I think mini rate fairly can be 2$ per hour , but then employers can change and use fix prices and by that dumping the whole hourly rates ... its big lose lose situation for odesk , losing clients and unhappy freelancers cant get a job , w0w who come up with the idea to kill odesk business ? trying to ruin odesk by test driving non useful settings ?
Dec 12, 2013 03:59:00 PMEditedOct 30, 2014 04:17:38 PMbyBrittney M
I have had the issue with $3.33 as well. We agreed to a different rate, more than his previous contracts, but less than min. apparently. Sad thing is, I'm just getting start on Odesk and am sadly already seeing that I should explore other options.
Hope that your ridiculous test ends ASAP!!! My client can't increase my rate from 1.50 to 1.80 because of that annoying test! Please hear the side of me and my co-freelancers complaints regarding with the silly beta test! Hope you oDesk understand why we are complaining!
Dec 3, 2013 04:25:00 PMEditedOct 30, 2014 04:17:28 PMbySalah A
All ODesk are doing is trying to increase their earning. The trial got nothing to do with increasing efficiency.
Simple mathematics, if ODesk sets the minimum wage for every freelancers to double, and sometime to 4 times, what they are working just now then ODesk would be set to earn at least double what they currently earning.
As I said, simple mathematics
Dec 19, 2013 01:41:02 PMEditedOct 30, 2014 04:30:30 PMbyKyle F
How about a region specific minimum, based on the client's country?
A U.S. based company, for example, should not be able to contract a job out at $4 per hour, when the minimum wage in their country is $7.50.
Not that I'm saying any decent freelancer would actually work for minimum wage... but it would weed out the penny-pinching "$5 for a website" crowd.
Dec 30, 2013 02:42:56 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 04:43:11 PMbyRobert R
Considering that Odesk is merging with Elance [acquiror?], moves toward manipulative market practices with regard to bid/offer prices is a strong likelihood -- REPULSIVE. Is the company imagining it's some sort of savior to the working class? Hopefully, this will spur even more competition for Odesk/Elance. Again, international price-fixing, no matter how small or slight, is ABSOLUTELY ABHORRENT and contrary to spirit of FREE ENTERPRISE! It uncovers a dark side to the company -- one which makes the company a little less desirable to align ones self with.