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Subject:Re: Am I Off the Wall????? From:Deborah Hemstreet <dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com> To:davec <davec2468 -at- aim -dot- com> Date:Sat, 11 Jul 2009 07:47:47 -0400
Hi Dave, and everyone.
Dave to answer your question - yes this is for real.
And although I did not say it, this was from Guru.com - where they make you
PAY to join...
All I can say, is I 'm thankful I found some legitimate bids on ODesk.com -
and no paid membershp.... there I know I'm bidding against the world, but
amazingly, a sound company in Minnesota found me and I have a decent
contract with them now....
I just had to do a reality check with you guys. Living in the middle of farm
country, a farmer friend said they thought I needed to swallow my pride. A
job is a job. If they were offering $5/hour to take it.
My issue? All $5 an hour will do is maybe get a few gallons of gasolene, not
pay the mortgage, electric, and etc.... so what's the diff betwen 0 and
$5/hour? My sanity <grin>
Have a great weekend!
On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 10:53 PM, davec <davec2468 -at- aim -dot- com> wrote:
> Are you certain that the "other bidders" are indeed legitimate? Do
> you know this client well enough to know that those competitive rates
> are real bids?
> The story is so bizarre, I have to ask...
> (I like Chris' suggestion of a premium if you end up fixing someone
> else's work...)
> >Hi All,
> >All joking aside, I bid on a project (details listed below). Based on
> >the fact that I would be responsible for research as well as writing, I
> >told the bidder I could do this in probably 4 hours per page of work,
> >possibly less. I gave a top bid based on 280 hours of work. It seems
> >they want 70 pages of writing done, and do not want to pay more than
> >$250. Even if, by some miracle I could get 70 pages written in 100
> >hours, I don't think I could do the project for $250.
> >Now here is the killer, I cannot figure this out: He wrote back and
> >asked why my bid was so high? Of 5 people bidding for the project, 4
> >gave a bid for less than $250.
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