A Question for Clients and for Contractors Too RE: Hourly Work
Reynaldo M. 572 posts - Philippines - Joined Aug 04 2012
I am relatively new at oDesk and online work for that matter. Browsing and applying for projects I have notice something that I find it difficult to understand. I do understand multi-tasking in fact I do encourage and a staunch believer. But help me understand this;
Would you hire a contractor for say less than say $3/hr (which is bellow min. rate in our country but off course its a different story all together) for online work, and the contractor you'll hire because of "competitive" bid rate. And the contractor is already engage with other hourly projects? which in all probability the contractor will do (assuming that the contractor has no intent to scam) to earn more and compensate for the low rate. Wouldn't it produce low quality output? Why not get someone at a higher reasonable rate but will be dedicated to you for the duration of the project or as per agreed schedules?
I just can't understand how you could hourly work for for multiple online projects at the same time. Are you going to open multiple screens for hourly log in for each project? (if its possible at all haven't tried it yet) Don't you get confused? mix up? I do understand ( assuming you just need to earn a legitimate income) you are maybe trying to compensate so that you can achieve your desired minimum hourly rate. If your saying that they are in different time zone, but, don't you ever rest or get enough sleep? your mind and body could only take too much. I know some if not most are simply taking advantage of Asian Labor (generally lowest rate compared to Europe or the U.S. "Its Generally)
Please don't get me wrong, I am a contractor here and have work a regular 8 to 5 job as a Manager. Just that I find it hard to understand how Contractor manage and clients just because of low rate would take the risk?
Again as I said I am new, I have an ongoing project on hourly rate and I have to log my time manually since it is a combination of field and "office" work. Everything is base on output and regular updates and reports. So far I would say my client is happy. I have actually decline another client whose project is similar of nature because 1. Rate offered is a Tad Lower 2. He wants me dedicated to him and a bit demanding. (also field work and "office", manual time log)
Can someone enlighten me please. Thanks all
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