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patyjs  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 03:34
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Jul 27, 2010

I replied to a job post earlier this morning and have just received this response:

Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, our bidget is per hour (0 USD for teh 2 hours)


Is there any hope for freelancers at these rates?

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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 02:34
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No hope for them either Jul 27, 2010

There is no hope for them either unless they can get someone to work free.

 

Alexander Onishko  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:34
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well... Jul 27, 2010

Not too bad really... 0 usd per 2 hours is much better than 0 usd per 8 hours I believeicon_smile.gif

 

Karletto
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bidget Jul 27, 2010

our bidget is


With such low rate maybe he was thinking "midget"icon_biggrin.gif

[Edited at 2010-07-27 17:37 GMT]


 

Mohamed Mehenoun  Identity Verified
Algeria
Local time: 09:34
Member (2008)
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They will find someone Jul 27, 2010

I was amazed last time to see people bid for a job posted by a contractor rated 1 on the blue board by two fellow translators !

Some people are just like that, they always tell themselves "better this than nothing" I guess not to say that some people have just a couple of screws loose !


 

madak  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:34
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One more "bidget" Jul 27, 2010

patyjs wrote:

Unfortunately, our bidget is per hour (0 USD for teh 2 hours)



At least there's a "g" in the term.


 

Mohammad Renaldi Diponegoro  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:34
Member (2010)
English to Indonesian
nothing is better... Jul 28, 2010

Mohamed Mehenoun wrote:

I was amazed last time to see people bid for a job posted by a contractor rated 1 on the blue board by two fellow translators !

Some people are just like that, they always tell themselves "better this than nothing" I guess not to say that some people have just a couple of screws loose !


Well I believe they prefer to go after the "nothing" part instead of the "better" particon_smile.gif


 

Yasutomo Kanazawa  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:34
English to Japanese
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Maybe I'm not getting the joke, Jul 28, 2010

patyjs wrote:

I replied to a job post earlier this morning and have just received this response:

Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, our bidget is per hour (0 USD for teh 2 hours)


Is there any hope for freelancers at these rates?

icon_smile.gif


but isn't the "0 USD" part a typo?


 


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