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They've now upped the rate of pay for the transcription tasks and coincidentally banned me from doing them because I've failed quality standards. I'm pretty pissed because some of the audio is bloody hard to transcribe and I've genuinely tried my best to decipher it.

Raising the payment rate at the same time is just a double whammy. I've done over 1400 tasks, they better still pay me for the rest.:mad:
This is not unusual. I think we all work for them until one day they randomly decide that our work fails quality standards but won't give feedback and won't pay. I generally ignore their emails now unless it is something very easy and short.
 

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I never failed any quality standards, always got paid. Then one day they just stopped giving me tasks and I've never had any since. I emailed to ask why and they just said no jobs were available at the moment which is rubbish because I know other people were getting them. Weird.
 

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I'm still owed for 600 worth of the 17c ones, and am very reluctant to do anymore despite the increase as I'm not sure I will paid for the last lot, could easily do another 600 and not be paid for them either.

They seem to be getting a bit desperate, just had another email this morning saying there was plenty left.

If their pay system was better I would do more but there is always that doubt. In the last correction task they didn't pay me for over 1000 which was shocking tbh, but there is nothing we can do in that situation, as that's just the way they work.
 

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I'm owed for about a third of the tasks I did, but their response is that not all tasks have been validated yet and that I should follow up on any unpaid tasks after that point. They refuse to tell me why I failed quality control - but if they're desperate to get people to do these tasks, why not advise me where I am failing and let me help them out by doing more work? I did 1.5K worth of tasks before they disqualified me, so my quality standard can't have been that bad.

Anyway today I got offered two new tasks - neither of them would load for me this morning. At lunchtime I got a follow up message saying I'd been sent one of those in error, while the other one does now load but then says there are no more tasks available. It's like they're trolling me now. :rolleyes:
 

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The Image Annotation job looks awful, took me ages to try and draw a border around a logo, in qualification, so long in fact I gave up. At only 18c per task, I think once more they are taking the P with the pay rate for amount of work expected to be done.
 

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Yes I had a read of it about halfway and then gave up. They're still sending out daily reminders for the corrections as well, so I suspect people are not bothering with those either.
 

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Yes I had a read of it about halfway and then gave up. They're still sending out daily reminders for the corrections as well, so I suspect people are not bothering with those either.
Yes, I've just got a correction reminder, but still waiting to be paid for the 600 or at least somewhere near it, so I'm definitely not doing anymore in the meantime.
 

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Yes, I've just got a correction reminder, but still waiting to be paid for the 600 or at least somewhere near it, so I'm definitely not doing anymore in the meantime.
I've got to just under 200 but as soon as I see anything over 20 secs I just put 'unintelligible' and move on, so quite a few won't count :D
 
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I've got to just under 200 but as soon as I see anything over 20 secs I just put 'unintelligible' and move on, so quite a few won't count :D
:LOL: That sounds like a good idea to me, but I always did wonder about the unintelligible tag, if using it at all makes it invalid?

I just don't get their pay system at all, in the last correction task I did 2500 or something like that, but wasn't paid for about 1000 of them, but how could I get 1500 right, and then as many as 1000 wrong? I know there is definitely some wrong, as a lot of them are just impossible to understand, but being marked wrongly for that amount? It just all seems very sus to me.

I don't have high hopes of getting much for these 600 either :mad:
 

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:LOL: That sounds like a good idea to me, but I always did wonder about the unintelligible tag, if using it at all makes it invalid?

I just don't get their pay system at all, in the last correction task I did 2500 or something like that, but wasn't paid for about 1000 of them, but how could I get 1500 right, and then as many as 1000 wrong? I know there is definitely some wrong, as a lot of them are just impossible to understand, but being marked wrongly for that amount? It just all seems very sus to me.

I don't have high hopes of getting much for these 600 either :mad:
Obviously it's invalid in the way I use it, but it shouldn't be if you genuinely can't make out what they're saying, which isn't that uncommon with these muppets.

Also, in my experience they grossly understate the number of correct tasks before the project finishes, and you do get paid for most. They've been told endlessly that their system isn't good but they don't seem to do much about it.
 
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The tasks you do are validated by other freelace Neevo workers - my point, to which I didn't get a reply, is that ultimately the person validating your task is just as likely to get it wrong as you are. Also there are so many ways a task can be invalidated - an 'and' or a 'so' or some such short word missed when the speaker is talking at speed and you're not going to be paid for that task. Or they repeat the word 'you' 3 times in a row and sometimes you have to listen 3 or 4 times to the audio to pick up that they repeated that word 3 times rather than just twice. So many tiny things you can miss unless you spend ages dissecting the audio in depth.

But the pay rate is such that you can't feasibly do that.
 
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The Image Annotation job looks awful, took me ages to try and draw a border around a logo, in qualification, so long in fact I gave up. At only 18c per task, I think once more they are taking the P with the pay rate for amount of work expected to be done.
Luckily I have a ton of my own freelance audio editing work for the next fortnight. I did check the instructions for this in case it was easy work, but when I saw there were about 9 different categories you needed to check for and then draw borders everwhere I thought no way would I want to do those.

I liked the audio transcriptions (until they disqualified me from doing them), but I think these would drive me up the wall.
 
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I wanted to try that image annotation task, but failed the test...3 times! :oops:
I'm blaming the instructions!
 
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The tasks you do are validated by other freelace Neevo workers - my point, to which I didn't get a reply, is that ultimately the person validating your task is just as likely to get it wrong as you are. Also there are so many ways a task can be invalidated - an 'and' or a 'so' or some such short word missed when the speaker is talking at speed and you're not going to be paid for that task. Or they repeat the word 'you' 3 times in a row and sometimes you have to listen 3 or 4 times to the audio to pick up that they repeated that word 3 times rather than just twice. So many tiny things you can miss unless you spend ages dissecting the audio in depth.

But the pay rate is such that you can't feasibly do that.
Ahh I see, yes that really isn't very fair at all, I remember marking them before, I think I would rather have that job than the correction one. Like you say far too many simple ways it can be marked incorrectly, and unfairly. Especially with the way they talk, it's meant to be English but half time it may as well be another language.
 

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The only one I'm touching right now is the MOS, which is still a rotten rate of pay but I have nowt better going on. The transcription corrections and the image annotation/box bounding task both looked awful, especially for the pay. Nah!
 

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Just got this, but checked Paypal and no such payment exists, and nor is there any payments in my work history on Neevo as job is still not finished:

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That's weird, never seen anything like that before. They sent me another payment for the rather measly amount of 44, that I did at the higher rate, nothing for the 600 odd at 17c, so no doubt these have been marked as invalid, and I'll get nothing. What a pile of :poop: that company are.
 
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Anyone doing the calls? $2.50 each? I've done 23, 3 to go and then I'm going to email them to see if they let me be an agent again :p
 

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Transcription tasks are back - they now say you will be paid for ALL transcriptions providing your quality score is above threshold. I'm going to see how long it takes before they throw me off again for not hitting quality ratings.
 

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Transcription tasks are back - they now say you will be paid for ALL transcriptions providing your quality score is above threshold. I'm going to see how long it takes before they throw me off again for not hitting quality ratings.
The ridiculous ones I do tend to just delete it and put 'unitelligible' so I can move on to the next one.
 

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