What Third World Country Is This?
Can’t Be The US, Can it?!
This Must Be Criminal!
azrienoch makes a very compelling argument
Human-Powered Search Provider Shifts To Performance Pay
Seeking to restrain costs while improving the quality of results it provides, “human-powered search” provider ChaCha has cut the standard pay rate of its online “guides” and shifted to a performance-based compensation system.
ChaCha CEO Brad Bostic confirmed the move in a phone interview with Information Week. “We’ve introduced a new incentive-based guide compensation model, so that we can reward our best performers and provide the others something to shoot for,” he said.
…Bostic counters that the best guides can earn around $8 an hour. And many of the guides answer questions for non monetary reasons, he contended.
“Money is not the primary motivator for our best guides,” he said. “It’s being part of a knowledge-sharing community that’s only available to those who become guides.”
(whoa, did he just call all his Best Guides retarded?)
What are your motives Mr. Bostic?
Question for CHACHA Guide: What is Brad Bostic’s Salary?
Help Your Fellow Americans Earn a Fair and Living Wage. Remember, You WILL Be Next!
Call or Write and Complain:
Senate Committee on US Health Education Labor and Pension
US Senator The Honorable Ted Kennedy
House Committee on Education and Labor
US Representative The Honorable George Miller
CNN Lou Dobbs
The article above states each question takes an average of 2 minutes, that works out to about $3.00 per hour and you only get paid if you answer the question correctly, so it could be even less.
See this article – the conversation was over 3 minutes – that would be a wage of less than $2.00 per hour.
Cha Cha refuses to share quality control with the workers. So how do you know if they aren’t cheating American workers.
In the age of Enrons and the Mortgage Industry should the American People just trust big corporations?
Cha Cha’s web site states they have 25,000 contracted workers. That’s a lot of cheap American Labor and let me remind you these are not illegals immigrant, so we believe, these are Intelligent Well Educated American Citizens.
Call The Unions.
Call Your State and Federal Representatives.
Call the people in the links above.
If this is the new trend in US Labor, just remember your job WILL be next.