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who wants to work at $.20 cent per hour

Hello, most of the clients want to be completed their jobs at low rate. Sometimes made their headline "lowest worker bidder" and sometimes ".20 cent" and sometimes ......... why???????????
I think such kind of client is called rascal, fool and etc etc. If anyone works at $.20 cent, electricity bills may be payed more. So why clients want to hire at low rate? I do not understand.

Regards
Saiful

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20 Cents an Hour

Welcome to Capitalism. The price per hour is whatever the market will bear- (Adam Smith) Do you prefer Socialism?

tshh

Simon S. wrote:
Welcome to Capitalism. The price per hour is whatever the market will bear- (Adam Smith) Do you prefer Socialism?

tshh

I am afraid there is no

I am afraid there is no market in this entire world which can bear 20 cents an hour. That's a ridiculous rate and the client just has a skewed misconception about the cost of living in developing countries.

And, Simon just returned from

And, Simon just returned from North Korea after 6 months living ruler benevolent leadership of "General Admiral Air Marshall Messiah Father Mother Brother Sister Kim Sung Ill XXIV"

Expecting to be paid enough to live on is socialism?

Sterilize all your drinking water yourself, do you?

Quote:I think such kind of

Quote:
I think such kind of client is called rascal, fool and etc etc..

Not hardly are they.
It is the contractor that is worth more than that and still accepts it.

Don't forget the peanut rule that can also apply.

That is because clients want

That is because clients want to see if they can actually get contractors who would agree to this. Sadly, there are some who accept, mostly newbies.

$.20 per hour is very low, even in a third world country.

supply and demand

As long as there is a supply in 20 cents/hr contractors, there will be a demand. Cut the supply and the demand will adjust. I'm not sure if agree that this is entirely on the client.

Oh, but CLEARLY it is. Not read the forum, lately?

Krisztina U. wrote:
As long as there is a supply in 20 cents/hr contractors, there will be a demand. Cut the supply and the demand will adjust. I'm not sure if agree that this is entirely on the client.

Oh but it MUST be on the client, and / or oDesk. Or SOMEONE. It HAS to be someone's fault, doesn't it?

People CAN not bid properly.

Behind every contractor stands a small but wickedly evil army of extraterrestrials from Planet Zog with their purple phaser guns, and shoot poison into the necks of the hapless bidder, rendering them incapable of bidding above $ 0.20 per hour, or $ 1.21 for a week's work on fixed rate.

If they try they are immediately transformed into lime-green jelly and have to sit there, quivering quietly, until they have regained their senses (and hands) sufficiently to drag themselves to the forum to write heart wrenching posts wailing about the injustice of oDesk, The Universe, and Everything.

42.

Obviously just acquiring some skills and bidding according to one's skills while ignoring the bottom-feeders is, as a concept, too hard to grasp.

lol Petra, can't remember the

lol Petra, can't remember the last time I laughed so hard reading a post on the forum!

"It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness"

purple phaser guns

Oh, I read the posts and can't help but state the obvious sometimes in hopes of it sticking with at least one person! (Naive, I know but I'm full of hope! Smile)

Petra R. wrote:

Behind every contractor stands a small but wickedly evil army of extraterrestrials from Planet Zog with their purple phaser guns, and shoot poison into the necks of the hapless bidder, rendering them incapable of bidding above $ 0.20 per hour, or $ 1.21 for a week's work on fixed rate.

That would be a pretty cool reason actually versus the concept of unqualified (and/or irrelevant background) + unsustainable rate = qualified = bad clients = unfair.

Speaking of lime-green jelly and having to sit there...