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There OUGHT TO BE ... a flag as follows : 'asking for peanuts as payment' ... holy cow !!!

It's trending .... clients asking for peanuts for skilled work. And there are idiots who actually APPLY for these jobs.

This will wreck ODesk ... SKILLED people giving up because they lose the pricing war, and HACKS getting the job ... and flubbing it.

The 'flag as inappropriate' item MUST have an option ... 'slave labor rates'.

CHEERS !

Jojo A

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CHEAP Clients ....

Jojo Andrada wrote:
It's trending .... clients asking for peanuts for skilled work. And there are idiots who actually APPLY for these jobs.

This will wreck ODesk ... SKILLED people giving up because they lose the pricing war, and HACKS getting the job ... and flubbing it.

The 'flag as inappropriate' item MUST have an option ... 'slave labor rates'.

CHEERS !

Jojo A

Read much?

Really, you think this is a new discovery? Honestly at $3.33 an hour you don't have much room to complain about low rates Sick

best examples of cheap jobs

Low Payment Offer on ODesk by Clients

Very Cheap Rate!!!

Lowered It

Used to be USD 6.00 / hour .... I'm feeling the pressure Sad((

ODesk Can screen 'peanut payers' ...

It doesn't take a genius to discern a 'peanut payer' from a fair and honest client.

It does take 'courage' and 'resolve' however, to weed out peanut payers. Pay PEANUTS ??? GET MONKEY !!!! Attn : ODesk !

How serious is ODesk in protecting it's contractors?

ODesk SHOULD be genuinely interested in what is fair and not fair. It should start to develop a 'bartering' standard for the various skills based on 'actual' industry practices.

It also needs to further categorize 'skills' to a more detailed level.

ex : Photo Retouching is a subset of graphic design ... wouldn't it be great if clients and contractors can zero in on THAT ONE particular skill that it needs (client) or offers (contractor).

ODesk should be about opportunities ... not unfair compromises. It should be about encouraging the 'skilled' and the 'professional' and not about encouraging the 'unskilled' opportunists.

It's harder than it sounds BUT ODesk must do some regulation where pay-off is the issue.

Cheers !

Jojo Andrada