Amazon Requester Inc. - A9 Data Validation Ratings
Workers feel this requester pays poorly
Amazon Requester Inc. - A9 Data Validation Wage History
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Yes or No (WARNING: This HIT may contain adult content. Worker discretion is advised.) - $0.01
$36.00 / hour
00:00:01 / completion time
ProsHourly is based on 3,000 HITs so its pretty well evened out - however it honestly isn't reflective of what you'd make in an hour sitting down to work on them. A simple sneeze or bathroom break will plummet this hourly very quickly. However with a script & good workflow setup 99.99% of these can be submitted in less than a second.
A9 has been known to reject failed quality control questions but they are still one of the easiest ways to increase overall # count & account padding for other rejections so they can be worth sitting down to work while watching Netflix or something. As long as you read instructions & keep a moderate amount of focus you will come out way, WAY ahead for building buffer from their batches.
These approved in only one day. Usually approve in 3 days, unsure on this batch though but in the past they have simply used mTurk default autoapproval w/ spot checks for quality.
ConsWithout a script frankly these would be terrible. Most of the time for A9s people are nice enough to share one on the forums though.
Throttling can lower the effective hourly even with a good workflow when its bad enough or your internet/load times don't cooperate.
ShoeComp (WARNING: This HIT may contain adult content.) - $0.01
$4.00 / hour
00:00:09 / completion time
ConsUS qual on work that's blatantly underpaid. This requester seriously expects American workers to work for only $4/hr (which is well below every single minimum wage standard in the United States.) 4 questions for a single shiny penny? Are you for real? This is why people write articles about Mechanical Turk workers being underpaid and exploited, coming from an actual Amazon requester this kind of behavior should be unacceptable.
Draw Bounding Boxes Around Person (WARNING: This HIT may contain adult content.) - $0.01
$2.25 / hour
00:00:16 / completion time
Location EqualTo US
Bounding boxes for a single shiny penny.
There's basically absolutely zero reason this should have the US qual and the fact that these will get done by actual American workers is almost as sad as the fact that this is a well-known Amazon requester underpaying for work that should pay at least 10x as much. It's pretty obvious that this requester is exploiting the willingness people have to work for any amount of pay as long as it pays their bills, and the fact that it's an Amazon requester to boot is just disheartening.