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Thread poster: Jeannie Graham

Jeannie Graham  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:19
German to English
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Feb 25, 2003

I have recently noticed that the rates posted for several jobs (German-English or English-German) has been extremely low. I was especially shocked to see a specialist area (medical) posted with a rate of £0.03!



This has probably been raised before - but to keep a certain standard of professionalism on proz.com shouldn\'t a minimum rate be introduced for job postings?


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OlafK
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:19
English to German
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This issue has been discussed many, many times... Feb 25, 2003

Just search the forums for \"low rates\" or even \"ridiculous rates\" and you\'ll see.



A standard of professionlism has to be introduced before it can be maintained.


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Adrian Woods
Spanish to English
2 USD for a CV? Feb 27, 2003

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On 2003-02-25 14:18, OlafK wrote:

(This has been discussed lots of times before) ... Just search the forums for \"low rates\" or even \"ridiculous rates\" and you\'ll see.





\"When there\'s smoke there\'s fire\" or something to that effect.



I\'m kicking myself for getting distracted from work by a ProZ job post I clicked on by mistake that then led me to think \"Who would bid for that?\" and breach my \"Forum-aholics-Anonymous\" pledge not to waste precious time instead of minding my own business.



But now I\'m here:



QUOTE ----------------

\"http://www.proz.com/job/32548



We are looking for person(s) capable of translating a very large volume of emails when received in response to a pending employment search.



The typical email will be in Spanish, with the applicant seeking positions related to a group of private educational facilities (Certified Teachers; Non-certified Teaching Assistants; kitchen staff; child care, etc.)



Some of the emails may have a resume attached (hence the pricing structure).



References required



Pricing:



1 USD per email; 2 USD per resume or curriculum vitae



Bids received: 34 (1st day)\"



END QUOTE ----



Maybe I should go and re-read some books about \"thin-slice\" economics, in case I have missed out on something important about the market.



Adrian Woods



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ellitrad
France
Local time: 21:19
German to French
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talking about low rates Feb 27, 2003

just received a job posting: 3700 words English-French,0.03 US$ / word ...hopefully there will be no bids. We probably can\'t do anything about this kind of offers, except saying to colleagues no to work for those clients, even if they need the money, because they\'ll end up depreciating their skills and know-how, and be forced to work more and more, at the cost of quality

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