$2.04 an hour for proof-reading, a new record? (Erroneous pricing entry)
Thread poster: swisstell

swisstell
Italy
Local time: 08:39
German to English
+ ...
May 16, 2003

I could not help noticing this very new job posting to proof-read an Offering Circular in English language, at 15.00 DKK (assuming this to mean Danish Kroner) or $2.04 per the poster\'s own indication, not mine. This corresponds to about 40% of the US minimum salary - but perhaps it would be a hell of a pay on Timor or in Burma or Iraq....

Well, fortunately I do not need to consider it and if I was destitute, I could do considerably better as a door greeter at WalMarts or a burger flipper at McDonalds.


 

RHELLER
United States
Local time: 00:39
French to English
+ ...
less than half of what McDonald's pays May 16, 2003

shocking!
[addsig]


 

Lesley Clayton
France
Local time: 08:39
French to English
+ ...
Job poster has added a correction... May 16, 2003

Apparently it is supposed to read \'15 euros/hr.\'

 

Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 08:39
English to German
+ ...
Different attitude May 17, 2003

There are different ways of handling such a situation - guessing that Danish kroner was an entry error wasn\'t that difficult, was it?


I contacted the outsourcer and pointed out that something seemed to be wrong with their pricing.


Simple, really...


 


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