Samuel Gershman Ratings
Workers feel this requester pays generously
Samuel Gershman Wage History
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Estimation task(~30mins) with bonus($1)(~ 30 minutes) - $4.50
$9.47 / hour
00:28:30 / completion time
Prosymmv. pay is barely fair without the bonus, which I didn't get. Near instant approval.
*Tab + enter keys to get through this will drastically reduce times (as with many surveys). Good one to practice doing that on, if you don't already. Ex. type a number, then tab + enter (or space bar) to advance page, instead of using the mouse. Likewise, select a bubble, tab + enter to advance page. This really saves a lot of time on surveys like this with one Q per page (I would guess using tab + enter saved me 5, if not 10 minutes on this, and it also saves your wrists/ hands from extra strain).
And even when just navigating regular bubble surveys, doing this along with arrow keys to navigate the bubbles really can save time and energy.
Consymmv. Think I was on the faster side on this. Can definitely take longer, and I would avoid if your times are usually slower (at least if there is other work available).
Should pay better tbh, as you have to be full screen/ super attentive for the whole thing.
The luck factor of the bonus kind of annoyed me as well, as you can do a great job/ give full attention throughout, but on the one they choose for the bonus, you might be off by just a little too much (seems like margin of error for bonus should be bigger too or they should figure out a fairer bonus system).
40 minute research task with bonus ($0-$2)(~ 40 minutes) - $4.00 +1.07 bonus Confirmed!
$8.86 / hour
00:34:19 / completion time
ProsYou can take a break in between sessions as it's broken into 4 sessions of 50 trials.
ConsI'm rating this underpaid for two reasons: You're pressing either f or j followed by the space bar for 200 timed rounds ("Every MTurk worker will complete the HIT in exactly the same time, so use the time you have for each decision to your advantage!") so it's guaranteed to take at least this long. Second, the bonus conversion is 1 cent per 10 points in the game and the max points per round is 9 so the theoretical max bonus is $1.8 and obviously you will never get 9 points every round, so they know very well no one is getting a $2 bonus on this.
Advice to RequesterDon't lie about the possible bonus range.
Speedy choices(~ 30 minutes) - $2.00 +2.67 bonus Confirmed!
$12.62 / hour
00:22:12 / completion time
ConsEdit: The HIT was only fair pay with the bonus. I've reached out to the requester twice now about the bonus not being paid and haven't gotten a response at all. I'll probably give it another shot in a week, and if there's still nothing, I'll edit again to remove the bonus wage.
Edit 2: It's been a month since I did this HIT. I sent four emails total, spaced so that they weren't obnoxious or anything, but three were with the Turkerview forum because I was tired of it, only one was personalized. Requester never responded, never paid the bonus, and is now on my block list. The wage without the bonus was $5.41 for anyone who's curious. I see a lot of unconfirmed bonuses for the $0.00 HIT from this requester and I don't know if they just haven't been updated or if the requester got some free work. Yuck. Happy Thanksgiving!
FINAL UPDATE: so this bonus finally came through almost two months later on 12/17. There was a dollar more than I expected. Wild how long it took. No comment at all about the delay. Okay.