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Anyone applied for Pec wan? I tried to do it but having issues with the email verfication
Is this the one where it skips over verifying the email entirely or the one where the email doesn't show up? If it's the latter, my email showed up a while later. Not sure how to solve the one that skips verifying. I've been applying for everything in sight so hopefully something comes up.

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Oh Appen

REALLY wanting people to do that voice recording task!!
 
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Yep, got another email from Appen asking me to finish my recordings. They've kindly extended the deadline! There's still time! I'm not sure I'd be willing to do it even if they doubled the payment. I really didn't like the task.
 

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i have my first payment 4pound but says on hold any idea anyone?
 

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If only we could unsubscribe from certain emails - no matter how many I get, I will not be completing the voice recording tasks (and have already told that what I think of the remuneration) and do not have a Facebook account.
 

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(Sorry for the longish post but) I've been looking at this thread and now I'm worried. I've been waiting for months to get onto one of Leapforce/Appen's projects and the other day, I happened to go onto the site and saw Project Fletcher. I applied and within minutes had been accepted (alert) without any sort of exam/test requirement. Then yesterday, I got a 'start now' type email with instructions to download the Appen Mobile Recorder app and do 800+ speech collection things for $50 by 1 May. They also claim that it should only take about 3 hours (I've never done this before so I don't know if that's even vaguely accurate or not).

Oddly, now when I log-in to my account with them, or follow the link in the email for guidance notes, I can't get into the projects page or make the link work on my 'active process' type bit of the page. I've tried on 2 of my devices, 2 of my husband's, 2 different browsers and cleared my cache. I've also emailed them twice (as it advises me to do in the email) but haven't had a reply.

So, my question is, if I upload all this via the app, will I be wasting my time re payment? Has anyone else been having trouble with their web-page or have problems getting anyone to answer emails at all please?
 

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(Sorry for the longish post but) I've been looking at this thread and now I'm worried. I've been waiting for months to get onto one of Leapforce/Appen's projects and the other day, I happened to go onto the site and saw Project Fletcher. I applied and within minutes had been accepted (alert) without any sort of exam/test requirement. Then yesterday, I got a 'start now' type email with instructions to download the Appen Mobile Recorder app and do 800+ speech collection things for $50 by 1 May. They also claim that it should only take about 3 hours (I've never done this before so I don't know if that's even vaguely accurate or not).

Oddly, now when I log-in to my account with them, or follow the link in the email for guidance notes, I can't get into the projects page or make the link work on my 'active process' type bit of the page. I've tried on 2 of my devices, 2 of my husband's, 2 different browsers and cleared my cache. I've also emailed them twice (as it advises me to do in the email) but haven't had a reply.

So, my question is, if I upload all this via the app, will I be wasting my time re payment? Has anyone else been having trouble with their web-page or have problems getting anyone to answer emails at all please?
Hey @Jute

Hope you are well.


The voice recording project you've signed up to doesn't require any sort of exam or test, you just get straight on with it. I've not done this one myself but in the past when I've done similar ones you just went to a site on your mobile device and then ploughed through the phrases.
 
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Hey @Jute

Hope you are well.


The voice recording project you've signed up to doesn't require any sort of exam or test, you just get straight on with it. I've not done this one myself but in the past when I've done similar ones you just went to a site on your mobile device and then ploughed through the phrases.
Thank-you Jon - but when you've uploaded it (and I'm assuming that's what you do at the end), what happens then? I ask because, if the project gets completed but I cannot now get any sense out their website, then I cannot monitor any progress re payment, or (as is happening at the moment) get anyone to talk to me. Have you found them hard to contact?
 

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Thank-you Jon - but when you've uploaded it (and I'm assuming that's what you do at the end), what happens then? I ask because, if the project gets completed but I cannot now get any sense out their website, then I cannot monitor any progress re payment, or (as is happening at the moment) get anyone to talk to me. Have you found them hard to contact?
From memory there were no acknowledgement throughout the task. You would just keep recording everything and when you get to the end hope they have been verified OK and then you got paid (via paypal or Payoneer, I forget which)
 
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Thank-you, I'll do it then and see what happens (a sore throat probably...)
 
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(Sorry for the longish post but) I've been looking at this thread and now I'm worried. I've been waiting for months to get onto one of Leapforce/Appen's projects and the other day, I happened to go onto the site and saw Project Fletcher. I applied and within minutes had been accepted (alert) without any sort of exam/test requirement. Then yesterday, I got a 'start now' type email with instructions to download the Appen Mobile Recorder app and do 800+ speech collection things for $50 by 1 May. They also claim that it should only take about 3 hours (I've never done this before so I don't know if that's even vaguely accurate or not).

Hi Jute
I too had similar problems with a project, I could not get the mobile recorder app to work, tried on my tablet and phone, I did e mail them but never heard back so gave up in the end. Sorry not much help to you hopefully you will hear back from them.
 
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If anyone is thinking of doing the recording task be aware that it is not just recording a phrase it is also transcribing it. I started it and it took about an hour to do 100 phrases. Even if you get faster as you go i can't imagine many people managing to do it in less than 6 hours. With the current exchange rate plus the payoneer withdrawal fee i can't see anyone making more than minimum wage for this. Appen are under paying for this task and that is why they are struggling to get people to do it.
 

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If anyone is thinking of doing the recording task be aware that it is not just recording a phrase it is also transcribing it. I started it and it took about an hour to do 100 phrases. Even if you get faster as you go i can't imagine many people managing to do it in less than 6 hours. With the current exchange rate plus the payoneer withdrawal fee i can't see anyone making more than minimum wage for this. Appen are under paying for this task and that is why they are struggling to get people to do it.
Thank-you - I knew asking the question here would be a good idea. I suspected that 3 hours was a bit ambitious. What with that and Appen's refusal to answer my email and not being able to access their site properly, I shall probably give this a miss. I can earn $50 dollars for less hassle on Utest (and they engage with their testers). Thanks for the tip.
 
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Just seen this, I've given up on the transcribing task. It's taken me 1 hour to do 100. I've seen some people say it's taken them 10+ hours (one as many as 15 hours) to complete it. It doesn't seem worth it to me.
 
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Just seen this, I've given up on the transcribing task. It's taken me 1 hour to do 100. I've seen some people say it's taken them 10+ hours (one as many as 15 hours) to complete it. It doesn't seem worth it to me.
Thank you steph88 - this confirms my decision (to not bother!)
 
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Thank-you Jon - but when you've uploaded it (and I'm assuming that's what you do at the end), what happens then? I ask because, if the project gets completed but I cannot now get any sense out their website, then I cannot monitor any progress re payment, or (as is happening at the moment) get anyone to talk to me. Have you found them hard to contact?
Hi i completed this task you on about took me 14 hours in total which is total joke. I finished it almost 3 weeks ago and still not been paid as they said within 10 days
 
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Hi i completed this task you on about took me 14 hours in total which is total joke. I finished it almost 3 weeks ago and still not been paid as they said within 10 days
Crikey - I'm definitely filing this under G for 'get stuffed' - thank you.
 

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The more I hear about this task, the happier I am that I made a very quick decision to knock it on the head.

For the sake of fairness, has anyone managed to complete it within the stated three hours?
 
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Hi i completed this task you on about took me 14 hours in total which is total joke. I finished it almost 3 weeks ago and still not been paid as they said within 10 days
Have you just received an email about payment? It says:

"Already finished? Great! Your recordings are undergoing quality checks and as soon as they are approved you will receive your incentive. Payments are made weekly and should appear in your nominated payment method by each Friday at the latest."

Might be worth checking that your payment information is set up correctly. I haven't read back through the thread, but have you been paid by Appen before?
 
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