Hi Sheikh and Manish,
Although freelancers can bid below $3/hour, clients will not be able to make an offer for less than $3/hour to freelancers they haven't had contracts with before. I hope it clarifies the policy a little bit.
I'm a little confused by this.
Are you saying that even if a freelancer makes a bid of $1.00, that freelancer still can't be hired for less that $3.00 (assuming the freelancer has never worked for that client)?
If that's the case, why not just stop freelancers from being able to bid less than $3.00?
David, i guess they're thinking like our government: instead of banning cigarettes, they simply increase sin tax and hike the prices.
i know, sorry, wasn't an appropriate explanation. i just couldn't figure it out myself (and i have a feeling oDesk doesn't either).
I think this is a mistake. I was hired recently with an offer below $3/hour. In my application, my bid was actually $3, then I received an offer and the client was able to change the terms and made an offer below my original proposal.
Could you please clarify this?
Did you ever work for this client before?
If you have worked for the client before then the client can hire you at a rate lower than $3.00.
If you haven't worked with the client before, when did the contract go through? The new minimum wage policy only came into effect a couple of days ago.
No, he is a new client.
The offer was sent November 16th and I accepted the contract the same day. I was expecting then that the new policy already took place. But seeing the clients STILL are able to make an offer below the minimum figure, I don't think the new policy exists.
Hi, finally got to know, the new minimum rate is not currently in effect due to a bug.