People and Online Jobs
January 25, 2012 10:39pm CST
Today, has been a very odd day. I am on a few freelancer websites and one in which I am really active on. I have had two different offers for jobs on the sites today only to find one thing blocking me. The amount of money I ask for is usually between $1.50/hr - $4.00/hr unless the employer asks for bids to be higher or suggest it themselves. It doesn't matter really to me doing the jobs for lower amounts of money, but unfortunately the misconception is that no Americans would work for that much. My husband and I are alright financially so I don't mind if I am working for less than min. wage in the US. However, not one but two different interviewers today said this was suspicious. When I asked why? They said because no one in the U.S. would work for less than min. wage and continued to make this point that I might make only $15 or so a day. Then they asked if I subcontracted to indian or filipino companies because I am guessing that they work for less or freelance employers expect them to work for less and so on. I am not sure how I feel about this. Not everyone from America is looking for some job to make thousands of dollars (well none of the people I know) and I am wondering if this is hindering me getting a lot of freelance jobs. Perhaps I am just weird but do most people think only people from overseas will work for that much? Do you think its fair for them to feel that its wrong if there are americans who don't mind working for less?
27 Jan 12
hi, i kind of agree with you.. That's quite unfair and unreasonable actually. Why would americans be related with higher paymens and other countries people with less payment?? I just don't get it. I mean, as a freelancer, there are many reasons we do the job. Not simply because in need of money. I am annoyed actually, why would they worry if we r americans, filipino or indians?! As long as their projects be done properly, isn't it enough?