Pricing issues: How low can you go?
Thread poster: Robert Pranagal

Robert Pranagal
Local time: 17:56
English to Polish
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Dec 23, 2002

If you think that USD 0.05 is low, just take a look at the recent En>Pl and En>It job:



http://www.proz.com/job?id=30014



$4 per 300 words!



That\'s very generous pricing offered by \"Alex\" no name no address no nothing...



In my opinion this is so damn crazy, that I won\'t even bother to answer the bid to say how ridiculous this is.


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xxxampuria
English to Spanish
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yes. You are right. Dec 23, 2002

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On 2002-12-23 10:52, Robert Pranagal wrote:

If you think that USD 0.05 is low, just take a look at the recent En>Pl and En>It job:



http://www.proz.com/job?id=30014



$4 per 300 words!



That\'s very generous pricing offered by \"Alex\" no name no address no nothing...



In my opinion this is so damn crazy, that I won\'t even bother to answer the bid to say how ridiculous this is.





It is only 0.013 but have a look 6 bids certainly somebody who is so crazy as the person who posted the job.Where are we going?

One day, we are going to pay to translate

but I have said what I think about these jobs and there are always somebody saying... we are poor in our country my house costs... etc etc... well I do not accept those things, the person who works for those price is a bad translator and for me I can respect those persons.

BYE.

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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 17:56
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Check this thread Dec 23, 2002

Before jumping to conclusions regarding the number of bids received, I suggest reading this thread: www.proz.com/?sp=bb/viewtopic&topic_id=6294&forum_id=23, particularly Henry\'s posting.

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Robert Pranagal
Local time: 17:56
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Is ProZ a place to find work? Dec 23, 2002

With more and more job postings of the aforementioned type, I daresay that ProZ gradually ceases to be a place for serious, professional translators to find assignments.



Merry Christmas everyone and God bless you!


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xxxampuria
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you are right Dec 24, 2002

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On 2002-12-23 22:34, Robert Pranagal wrote:

With more and more job postings of the aforementioned type, I daresay that ProZ gradually ceases to be a place for serious, professional translators to find assignments.



Merry Christmas everyone and God bless you!

Yes, I am not going to loose my time here,I have direct contact with Telefonica,Seat and others.They pay me 0.1 euro/word and in 10 days here the other day very funny posted job : rush job, must be done very strictely, 17ooo words in 4 days payement 0.04 usd/word taht is more or less 0.036 euro and payement 60 days after invoice by draft so that is more or less 4 days work, 5 days to receve invoice by post after 60 to send draft 6 day to receve it and one month to be payed due to administratif verifications so you are going to be pay 110 days after have done the job, I know because in october 25th I made a translation and I will have my money on january 6th and it was payement in 30 days!!!!!!!.

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