Feb 28, 2013 08:20:50 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 03:11:16 PMbyReynaldo M
Which reminds me of my favorite episode of MasterChef season 3. Christine Ha presented a Duplicated French Dish, Flavor, Portion and Cut and presentation to the garnish was exact replica of the sample dish. And the host said "Your not really Blind, Are You?" (something to that effect).
Mar 2, 2013 09:31:16 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 03:11:19 PMbySusan B
The proof is in the pudding. I have seen a 'million' websites with the language so slaughtered it is barely readable. It seems to me people do not care about content, just paying peanut shells and taking what they can. I have to say when I run across the websites where the content is crap I immediately close her down. It does not make sense that a true webmaster who cares about their business would accept this. Yet they do. You get what you pay for.
Apr 19, 2013 07:31:17 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 03:11:22 PMbyExp U
I've come to the above conclusion, and will only bid on jobs that offer what I consider to be payment commensurate with my skills and experience.
Shame on all who accept low-ball offers. And shame on the "clients" who post them.
One more month and I'm off oDesk. I can't take the bad English and can't watch my beloved language being massacred by non-native speakers willing to do the "hit" for 10 cents an hour.
May 1, 2013 07:45:00 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 03:11:24 PMbyJackie R
A client once offered me an online teaching job for a measly $1 per hour. (WTH?!)
Obviously, for Asians (particularly Filipinos like me), these contractors base the rate on the USD exchange rate. That's understandable but offering $1-$2 as an hourly rate is absolute BS.
The worst thing is, despite how low the client's offer is, you'll still see a lot of contractors vying for the job.
May 1, 2013 04:09:32 PMEditedOct 30, 2014 03:11:25 PMbyRane W
You get what you pay for. In the end, most of these people are going to find out that their low-cost work is going to be a high-cost headache. I had one client who was paying someone like $3/hr to maintain their blog for months, only to realize that the person was posting nothing but garbage. Stuff directly plagiarized from other sites or spun from Wikipedia articles. Half the posts didn't even make sense. So, on top of all the money he paid that person, which he had no way of recovering, he had to pay me a lot more to fix the problem. If he had paid someone a decent wage to begin with, it would have cost him a lot less.
Penny-wise and pound-foolish, false economy, whatever you want to call it. If they actually want decent work, they will learn their lesson.
May 17, 2013 04:53:58 PMEditedOct 30, 2014 03:11:27 PMbyLee Ann F
You took the words right out of my mouth. I'm university educated with a B.A. and an M.A. in progress. I find the idea of working for $1 an hour just plain insulting and frankly I'm more than a little annoyed that I wasted so much time on these foolish "qualifications" for these ridiculous rates. I could get a job at McDonald's for 8 times as much and probably get health benefits as well. What a joke! This is probably the last time I log into oDesk, at least until some serious changes are made. $1 an hour, my a**. Give me a break!
Jun 3, 2013 10:05:00 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 03:11:28 PMbysachin k
Guys we should request to odesk for the fix per hour rate from 1$ to above and also for fixed price has some lower limit like 10$ to 20$ and all contractor don't have right to bid blow than 10$.