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If they're providing the computer, then you MIGHT be able to make an argument for it. If you're using own equipment, then I would run far in another direction...if you're on contract, they don't have the right to monitor you every second of the day.
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> -------Original Message-------
> From: Jodie Gilmore <jgilmor -at- pacifier -dot- com>
> Subject: feedback on oDesk?
> Sent: 19 Apr '07 18:22
> Hi. I was browsing the web, trolling for contracts, and ran across an
> outsourcing (I work only via telecommute) company called oDesk. Does anyone
> know anything about them? (www.odesk.com) In some ways, this company
> sounds great - supports off-site work, lets you set your own hours and pay
> rate. But, they require writers to install a tracking software that tracks
> mouse clicks and computer activity (ostensibly to prove to the client that
> you actually worked the hours you said you worked) . This bothers me a lot.
> Anyone have any inputs on this?
> Jodie Gilmore
> Fulcrum Communications
> Washougal, WA
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