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Crazy Job Postings Part II

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Sarah C Member Since: May 12, 2019
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I keep seeing the same job posting over and over again, with slightly different wording. It's the same $8/1500 words bull-hockey I posted about before, only now they want freelancers willing to write 20,000 words a day. Of well-researched material. For a long-term commitment. 

 

And, the more you write, the less you get paid. $12 for 3500 words. That's $.003/word. That should be a crime. 

 

*If* I could produce 20,000 words a day, I would not be getting paid $50 for it. 

 

Man, this RECURRING post really fires me up. 

 

 

 

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Ray C Member Since: Jun 17, 2015
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Just recently I saw a job for a $5 budget. I wasted 2 connects just to say.

Wow, five whole dollars? Why so much?
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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Sarah, 

I want to check this job post. I would appreciate it if you can send it to me through a private message so that I can look into this. Thank you!


-Avery
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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Sarah C wrote:

I keep seeing the same job posting over and over again, with slightly different wording. It's the same $8/1500 words bull-hockey I posted about before, only now they want freelancers willing to write 20,000 words a day. Of well-researched material. For a long-term commitment. 

 

And, the more you write, the less you get paid. $12 for 3500 words. That's $.003/word. That should be a crime. 

 

*If* I could produce 20,000 words a day, I would not be getting paid $50 for it. 

 

Man, this RECURRING post really fires me up. 

 

 

 


So if you do 300 words per hour, that comes out to 90 cents per hour, which is below the minimum 3 $ per hour, so you can flag the job  post for violation. 

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "So if you do 300 words per hour, that comes out to 90 cents per hour, which is below the minimum 3 $ per hour, so you can flag the job post for violation."

 

It is not appropriate to flag job postings based purely on your own personal math or your own pesonal opinions.


Fixed-price jobs are based on deliverables. They are not based on the amount of time it takes to complete a task.

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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
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I just saw one where I think being paid is partially contingent on the client successfully running for President of the United States.
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Ray C Member Since: Jun 17, 2015
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Yeah but even if he was going to pay you, which we all know he won't, do
you really want to wait tables at Mar a Lago?
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Sanja D Member Since: Dec 18, 2013
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soo... I just saw this...
client is willing  to pay  higher rates - for expert designers. higher rate means $20 fixed  price budget (now - that's a nice budget...really...), job desciption is one sentence - he needs  "very designed" logo
I'm still trying to understand what that means...

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Ray C Member Since: Jun 17, 2015
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As opposed to a not very designed logo which is what he's budgeted for.
Very designed is where you really open adobe actual illustrator and draw
very hard and then totally save it as a whole entire pdf. And then truly
ignore his stupid edits where he completely changes everything about what
you did (but it's the same logo because he really likes it) and then fully
get him to really pay you very soon and leave him a very bad review.

Or maybe he meant "Avery" designed logo using Avery's instant logo designer
template.
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Robert Y Member Since: Aug 25, 2017
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I saw a job for a content writer at $1 per 1000 words - and "do not reply if you will not work for this rate". Factor in the cost of your Internet connection and power for your laptop and you'd probably find you're paying for the privilege of doing this job.

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