Manipulative bonus structure?

Discussion in 'Suggestions and Support' started by Gary Hess, Apr 7, 2022.

  1. Gary Hess

    Gary Hess Turker

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    Is it just me, or are there a lot more HITs that have a minuscule initial payment (say a couple of cents) and then a large bonus at the end? I think this practice is a bit shady. Doesn't this allow requestors to entice workers for longer more involved work with no guarantee to be paid? As far as I know, bonuses don't have to be paid and are completely up to the requestor's discretion. They can approve for a couple of cents, get a ton of research, and then chose not to pay the bonus for any reason, without recourse. As far as, I know bonuses can't be disputed. They keep their approval ratings high.

    Also, I don't always keep track of bonuses I was "supposed" to get, so I have no idea of how much I have left on the table. I thought bonuses were supposed to be reserved for exceptional and thoughtful work, and not as the main compensation.
     
  2. j0sh83

    j0sh83 Survey Slinger

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    If you note the bonus in your review, TV will track it for you.

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    This also helps with your other problem, letting people know that the requester is a deadbeat.

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