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August 25th, 2014, 03:18 PM #1ODesk Enforces a Minimum Hourly Rate!
Definitely a WTF for me:
Beginning November 15, 2014, a minimum rate of $3.00 per hour (including the oDesk fee) will be required for all new hires on hourly contracts. After considering the diversity of work on our platform and the vast differences in hourly rates worldwide, we believe the new hourly minimum will benefit all clients by setting an expectation for higher quality work.
Odesk claims this is designed to raise the quality of work and raise expectations among workers. I think it is just a money grab in order to improve their revenue. The quality of work I'm receiving at $2 bucks an hour is just fine!Merchants, any data you provide to Google Shopping should also be in your affiliate network datafeed. More data means more sales!
August 25th, 2014, 03:39 PM #2
I'm speechless. And that's not easy to do.Daniel M. Clark
Greg Hoffman Consulting
August 26th, 2014, 12:17 AM #3
August 26th, 2014, 02:56 AM #4
$80 a week is only £50 a week for a 40 hour week now rising to $120 (approx £70). In some countries (many in South America for example) average salaries for professional people are running at $150-$200 a week and domestic staff for as little as $10 a week. In India professional people generally earn around $12,000 - $14,000 a year. So judging by your rates I assume someone in South America? If so then even for there you are under paying at present for staff with a degree.
August 26th, 2014, 02:35 PM #5
1 Philippine Peso = .02 US dollars:
Anyway, the above salary chart just goes to show how weird it is to enforce a $3 US an hour minimum wage for non US workers. Here is another shocker. Workers in Pakistan. I once hired a guy with a PHD for like $2.4 an hour.
1 Pakistani Ruppe = .0098 US dollars
I've never hired someone from Bangladesh, but their salaries are also very low.
1 Bangladeshi Taka = .013 US dollars
Last edited by isellstuff; August 26th, 2014 at 02:52 PM.Merchants, any data you provide to Google Shopping should also be in your affiliate network datafeed. More data means more sales!
August 26th, 2014, 04:27 PM #6
I represent a firm in Pakistan that produces scripts, web designs and various software solutions. I don't pay them hourly but per job when hiring them and if securing work for them, they usually charge per job and I get a chargeback commission. Obviously they'll pay their IT staff peanuts.
Speaking of IT staff I have access to the resumes of around 2,000 Graduates and Post Graduates in IT Management who will be looking for work with western companies.
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