Monday, October 30, 2006

Bad news for Americans

By Noelle Ashley

What if your next job search comes up with “VP Wanted – Name your lowest possible salary” and people posted online their minimum salaries and someone desperate for health insurance got the job for $20,000/year? Is that where we’re headed?

This struck me after I saw such a website. It posts jobs like “I need a 40 page report on the steel industry,” and writers compete to do it for the least amount money. So far it’s down to $10. That’s $2.40 a page. What if the next bidder offers to work for a penny a page?

The site is http://www.ifreelance.com/. What a terrible concept for writers and readers alike. Talk about victims of cheaper labor.

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posted by Noelle Ashley @ 10/30/2006 01:11:00 PM |

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