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DarrenMT Fast Reader
Academic Survey(~ 7 minutes) - $1.05 +0.50 bonus Confirmed!
$14.53 / hour
00:06:24 / completion time
ProsAfter I messaged her and pointed out how the pay rate for this was inconsistent with her average pay rate shown on Turkerview of around $16 per hour, she rectified the problem by issuing me a bonus. That's not unheard of for a Requester to do...but what makes her unique is that I didn't have to message her through MTurk or even at her college-issued email. I simply left a comment in the Feedback section of her survey, and she responded by bonusing me the amount I suggested in that comment. I would call it coincidence except that this is actually the second time that has happened; this is, her issuing me a bonus in response to my raising a valid grievance in the feedback section and suggesting a bonus amount.
No, I don't think that would work for every survey; on most of hers I don't have any complaints anyway because the pay/work ratio is fair. I also should point out here that I laid out my case in detail and politely, not via a "screw u scammer!" type "venting" comment. So, merely complaining might not have the same effect as a detailed grievance. Still, from all appearances, this Requester is a rare specimen...a Requester who actually reads the Feedback sections on her surveys.
ConsIn the interest of fairness I should put down that this HIT didn't initially pay almost $15/hour. It was more like $9.50. However, this did get remedied (and quickly, within a couple hours actually) when I messaged the Requester.
Learning and Risk Taking (~ 15 minutes) - $1.00 +0.38 bonus Confirmed!
$5.69 / hour
00:14:33 / completion time
ProsNone pay wise but here is the structure of the hit - read instructions - work the first part and try to gain as many points as possible for a bonus - second part depending on the decision about the point accumulation just continue to work on the task - demographics - they do explain the bonus structure at the beginning but to be fair I had no idea how bad it was - could be done a little quicker
ConsBonus is not even worth bothering about I have to say for the length of the task I was so disappointed and I even doubled my points, I got a whopping 38c so a total of $1.38 for 15 minutes of my time!! Wow!!
Compensation HIT for A2Y0WNHMT4PZ4C(~ 1 minutes) - $2.25
$15.98 / hour
00:08:27 / completion time
ProsRead instructions - answer questions including some open ended questions - there was a problem with the attention check question so I had to stop midway while I waited for the requester to reply to my message. I ended up running out of time and had to return the original hit. The requester finally got back to me and set up a compensation hit for me. The time on here is what I had already spent working on the original hit.
ConsA little bit of writing is involved - there was initially a problem with the attention check question which I believe has now been resolved.
Advice to RequesterThank you so much for compensating my time it really is appreciated