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Scarlet Macaw

Join date : 2011-05-19
Age : 53
My Birds : Sebastian - 7 yr old Harlequin Macaw
Arthur - 12 yr old Jardines Parrot
Pickle - 16 yr old Hahn's Macaw
Ecko - 26 yr old Hahn's Macaw

Plus the 180+ various bird from finch to Hyacinth at the rescue where I volunteer and live...
Posts : 811

PostSubject: Just love Capitalism...   Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:13 pm

Well, my stint as a brilliant online reporter has come to an end it seems, and none too soon. I had written 6 articles in less than 3 months and had over 250 views in that short period of time and yet based on my month to month reporting, they say I had only earned $1.97. $1.97?!?! Are you freaking kidding me?

Then this afternoon I got this BS email from them saying congratulations, since I had so many views that I was boosted into their VIP roster of writers and was considered in their top 20%. OK, then why wasn't I making actual money. Every other day they were sending me emails about how I should be promoting my stuff and getting more fans and.... blah blah blah. I'm sorry, I've worked as a REAL reporter before and even at its worst, I was normally paid by the article or by the word count and never made less than $50 for an article.

I told them I was insulted by their lack of payment and they attributed it to the pay scale based on views and not actual material published. When I asked them to explain why this pay scale was only offering me $2 for over $200 worth of research and work.... they deleted my account and everything on it.

Not happy.

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
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Hyacinth Macaw

Join date : 2011-05-18
Age : 62
Location : NC/Fla
My Birds : Jake hen YN (his)
Stacy hen YN (hers)
Kia male Panama
Kong hen Panama
Nitro male YN
Micky male Red Lored
Binkie hen YN
Many other Amazons
Posts : 1372

PostSubject: Re: Just love Capitalism...   Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:22 pm

That's why i stick to parrot forums. Don't expect much, and won't be dissapointed, helping birds and owners is enough.You'll never be paid for what advice is worth and that's OK.
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Hyacinth Macaw

Join date : 2011-05-18
Age : 46
Location : Chicago
My Birds : • Budgies: Mango, Blueberry, Plum, Sunny
• Cockatiels: Chico, Mickey
• Linnies: Venus and Mars

• Amazon, who was with us: Lucky
Posts : 1418

PostSubject: Re: Just love Capitalism...   Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:55 pm

That's why I have my site and blog, where I can express my thoughts anytime I want and knowing that there will be no disappointment.

Vikki, during communism (referring to title of your post), they would pay you nothing, you would do it for "ideology reasons", or another bs like that Wink

p.s. Captain, a lot of people do appreciate your advices on forums!
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Scarlet Macaw

Join date : 2011-06-19
Age : 72
Location : near london, ontario canada...out in the country
My Birds : congo african grey (coco)
blue fronted amazons (willie and vasgo)
sun conure (simon)
greencheeked conure (jack)
senegal (walter)
senegal (crockett)
goffin cockatoo (sammy)
moluccan cockatoo (mango)
severe macaw (cody)
quaker (yoshi)
Posts : 838

PostSubject: Re: Just love Capitalism...   Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:58 pm

sorry to hear that vikki....they lost a good reporter...well i'm still a fan...stay with us where you are appreciated

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Hyacinth Macaw

Join date : 2011-05-24
Age : 57
Location : Southern California
My Birds : Scooter
* "Normal" male Green-cheeked Conure
* (hatched 3/2010)

*male Cape Parrot
*(HD unk ~2008)

Blanco (Caballo Blanco)
*Whitefaced male cockatiel
*(HD unk, found 4/2012)
Posts : 2248

PostSubject: Re: Just love Capitalism...   Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:26 am

They should have been more up front about the pay scale! Oh well, it'll add to your CV. Now what?
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