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Clients - minimum bid $4?

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Krisztina U Member Since: Aug 7, 2009
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With all due respect, $30k+ at $3.33/hr means you used the oDesk infrastructure for 9000 hours. oDesk is not profiting from 33 cents per hour - they break even at best. Not to mention that it slows down the site for actual revenue generating clients/contractors.
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B B Z GH Z Member Since: Oct 28, 2012
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I think mini rate fairly can be 2$ 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 ?
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Lovely L Member Since: Nov 20, 2013
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I am agree with you also i am losing 3 client who want to give at $3. i am sad odesk did wrong.
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Nitin S Member Since: Apr 27, 2012
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Same with me!!! Looks like O desk is trying to transfer work from low bidding countries to hi bidding.In this process some low bidding countries will suffer. I will go to Guru or other agency too.
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Brittney M Member Since: Jul 27, 2012
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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.
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Jovel Tiffany C Member Since: Jul 12, 2011
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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!
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Salah A Member Since: Mar 17, 2011
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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
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Kyle F Member Since: Nov 17, 2011
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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.
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Robert R Member Since: Sep 2, 2012
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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.
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Rebecca H Member Since: Aug 27, 2008
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Good to know!
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