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11/15 - Forgotten Friday!

Discussion in 'Daily mTurk HITs Threads' started by BlueMountainBacon, Nov 15, 2019.

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  1. Pronewbi3

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    You know I've been reading twitter and basically being useless all day and...it's like, I want to be mad but then I realize while everyone else is avoiding the platform all the business card/receipt transcription hits will be all mine.

    Suckers!

    No really, have a good weekend all :) I'm going to go eat sushi or something.

    Also CT please don't die while responding on twitter.... I wanted to heart it all but amazon will see it and ban me.
     
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  2. LinzoTurk

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    Agreed. But the way he doubled down with the cotton picking comment is what really gets me.
     
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  7. racketrye

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  8. THFYM

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    There's a non-zero amount of people, here alone, that hope to use AMT as a stepping stone to better paying work. Whether it's just filling in a gap on a resume, or generating income while temporarily out of work, the bottom line is that articles like this shred every bit of integrity of what we do for a "living".

    Imagine trying to explain to a corporate recruiter that for months/years, you worked on a service and support platform where you managed personal micro-projects for a variety of requesters, earning a viable wage in return for self-motivated work for major universities, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, etc. all the while building skillsets in various technological tools and areas of interest, just to have them ask what the name of that platform was.

    You say "Mechanical Turk".

    They laugh, because they've read the articles. They've read "Ghost Work" by Siddharth Suri et. al. They know that you're not a motivated self-starter; they think you're a cog in the machine, earning $2/hr. They liken you to whats-her-name in India, who in Ghost Work was incapable of performing a HIT if her big brother wasn't in the room. Your microtasking work is suddenly no longer skilled, or integral, or even meaningful. You're a pleb that types lines on a receipt. Hell, you may have even bought your account from a black market in the third world; after all, Amazon has no controls in place, right?

    They laugh, because they've read the coverage on the Bot Scare(TM). They think that there's no way your work can be skilled, because a rudimentary computer program can do the same thing and avoid detection in most cases. In the case that you are somehow able to prove you made decent money (1099 anyone?), you must be a scammer. After all, only the top 0.00242% of workers make over $7.25/hr, or whatever the latest bullshit "research" statistic is. Certainly you didn't get there on your own accord; you must be cheating.

    Articles like this don't hurt Amazon; they hurt you. They hurt me. They drive requesters off the platform and towards platforms that have the outward appearance of caring (like Prolific) while giving significantly less of a shit than Amazon ever could.

    So if you're really worried about an influx of $0.93/hr workers with no skills, you're absolutely looking at the wrong thing. And when you start looking at the right things, you'll be pissed the fuck off, just like I am.



    EDIT: Here's a picture of my pupper, to farm more <3s

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  9. slothbear

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  10. THFYM

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    inb4 @ChrisTurk can because I deserve this.

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  11. tsusoup

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    Also true.

    I'm US based and have never made big money on here but I've always thought of it like any other work, you start at the bottom and have to figure out how it all works and how you make it work for you, it's almost like an interview stage. As you get more skilled and learn more about the job you make a little more money and work your way up. You get out what you put in. If you just turn up and expect it to be a miracle money maker from day one you're naive or stupid, or both. I think that's what the article misses you have to earn the right to earn and be comfortable with that...if that makes sense.
     
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  12. morweeg

    morweeg Triple Double Certified Organic Batch Master

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    This is exactly it. There's also the fact that mturk is not for everyone. A lot of people flounder under self-motivated payment schemes, but it's also perfectly fine that some people only make like $10~20/day while doing mturk in between actual big boy work or are only on it for a couple of hours when they get home after work so they can buy their nephews this awesome Star Wars land racer ride on.
     
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  13. Matt412101

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    Not really, there will just be more requesters who offer shittier pay for more work. Requesters will say, fuck, I can pay 3 cents a minute and people like it. Sign me up
     
  14. MWT

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  17. MWT

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  18. tsusoup

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    There's a Star Wars land racer ride on?!

    Damn...I got me some faces to rate.... 1 cent hits here I come...
     
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  19. morweeg

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    It isn't being made anymore as far as I can tell so it's super overpriced, but yes.
     
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  20. lizzybean

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    I just finished the article and was going to post this quote! WTF says shit like this? I find it appalling, albeit unsurprising. When you are unafraid to say something so disgusting and racially charged and have it quoted in the NYT I think it says a lot.
     
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