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Funny Contractors, Funny Clients & Funny Rates!!!!!

I have seen some of the clients hiring contractors at an hourly rate of US$0.01/hr. Is there any place in the world where one can survive by working on such funny rates?? I don't understand why some contractors are working at such funny rates??????

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maybe they just want to

maybe they just want to increase their worked hours on odesk to make their profile look good on ODesk but I seriously doubt that they do any work for 0.01/hour. They will just let their ODesk team application on and do something else.

You have reason

It's ridiculous work for US$0.01/hr. And it's ridiculous work for 1$ hour and 3$ dollars hour... A person with a Master degree should earn much much more...

I feel ashamed of people who work for nothing, they don't respect theirselves, they don't respect the profession and they don't respect me.

A professional that invest a lot of money in education, in very expensive professional equipment and everything needed to have a business cannot work for that money. Isn't serious.

If somebody works for few money is because:

-Is an amateur self proclaimed professional.
-Of course has a very old and very cheap computer.
-Of course doesn't have any professional equipment.
-Of course use ilegal software.
-Of course doesn't pays taxes.
-Of course doesn't has any studies and talent.
-Of course doesn't has any experience.

This kind of people is bad for everybody in the profession. Cheap amateurs are destroying the market cause clients only care about price, not about quality.

It's disgusting...

Interesting, but in the end, I cannot respect you

Interesting. My own computer is not expensive. In fact it was quite cheap to purchase all of the necessary parts and put it together myself. However, I'm unsure as to how that makes it unprofessional equipment. Last I knew a $250USD E-machine brand desktop could produce the same results in writing that my own home-built computer is able to produce. It's all text on a screen.

The assumption that everyone who charges a low rate uses illegal software is also ludicrous. However, there are plenty of people that do not know of the many programs available to students, teachers, and those who may be unemployed in order to help them achieve a better job. Research in this area would make you sound much less assumptive.

By paying taxes do you refer to specific countries? Income tax is not something charged in all countries therefore, naturally, there will be some out there who "doesn't pay taxes".

Studies have little to do with talent. I could study to be a sculptor for years and never possess any talent for it. Do not confuse the two.

Experience is not really an issue that matters, unless you are looking for a contractor to create industry standard coding, etc. I've met plenty of writers, artists, and otherwise who have no experience, yet their work is brilliant. Everyone started out somewhere.

It is hard to respect someone who offers no respect. Below, in the lovely little list you made, you entirely lost what respect you could have gained in my eyes. Assumptions are not a good thing. That, combined with your spam, lead me to wonder why you feel the need to run about the forums bashing the current, hard-working individuals on this platform.

Javi Salvago wrote:

If somebody works for few money is because:

-Is an amateur self proclaimed professional.
-Of course has a very old and very cheap computer.
-Of course doesn't have any professional equipment.
-Of course use ilegal software.
-Of course doesn't pays taxes.
-Of course doesn't has any studies and talent.
-Of course doesn't has any experience.

My guess

I'd guess sometime in the next 24 hours you'll have managed to offend nearly every oDesk user.

Your condescending manner is absolutely astounding and your generalizations show how ignorant you are.

In addition to your list of

In addition to your list of "Professional" workers who accepts low paying jobs are;

Those workers who does not know or unaware of how much are their skills are worth because
- for so long in their professional life of learning, training honing their skills, they are use too being paid at that level which is enough to feed their family. which is also their immediate objective. Mostly abused and exploited by employers, keeping them tied with their job/s by debts, false gratitude, keeping them away from the real world. You can find them common in far flung cities or municipalities. As Kathryn B. pointed out, though with limited Formal Education their talents and skills are either inborn or have grown thru extensive hands on training.

I had applicants and workers before who are like this, When ask "How much are they expecting to receive", reply you would get is "What ever you will be offering because I need to earn for my family" and after giving them a barrage of Psychological and Actual Test for specific position, they would pass it with flying colors and at times scoring even higher than those "College Graduates and w/ work experience at that".
And when hired, they couldn't believe that they are going to paid far far more than they have been used to with the same work that they have been doing.

And I am not pointing out your regular Manual Labor, They are Technicians, Graphic Artist, I even had an Electrician who is far, far more better than a Licensed Electrical Engineer w/ MBA and a graduate of a known state university with supposedly having several years of experience as supervisor with a Multinational company.

Lastly if I may ask, Why should someone respect a person who is arrogant, assuming, enjoys sweeping statements and condescending fool who thinks no one is better than himself?

We had a Division head fitting the description, when he was "RETIRED" the whole division had one hell of a celebration that lasted till dawn. Last I heard of the guy? He is in the U.S, doing double job as kitchen help in the morning, garbage truck driver in the evening.

So with you Javi... I bid you Good Luck...

BTW, the answer to the question of the thread poster was answered by Junelle A.