Very Disappointed in oDesk; Should I stay?
Ginger S. 5 posts - United States
I am a mom who does transcription from home to help support our family. I have been doing this for three years very successfully. Recently the physical therapy clinic I worked for had to close down, so now I'm looking for new clients.
I spent over a day building my oDesk profile, as oDesk said I should do, before bidding on jobs. Today, several days after beginning to create my profile, I finally have everything done and began searching for jobs.
I was utterly horrified to see postings that most employers want transcriptionists to transcribe a 60-minute audio for between $3 and $5!! Do they understand that it takes roughly 4 hours to transcribe that 60-minute audio? Do they understand that that is around $1-an-hour they are paying the person who is doing the transcribing?? ...do they care?
Other sites I work on have a minimum that the employer must pay for a job and they highly discouraging under-bidding or asking for and/or demanding ridiculously low bids.
If this is normal on this site, please let me know, because I can't work for $1-an-hour and I really don't want to waste my time if the employers here are not willing to pay a decent wage. Thank you.
Score: 9.6, Votes: 31