01/23 - Malefic Monday!

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Nothing wrong with that! Couldn't be easier.
Title: Rate the quality of speech audio samples. Earn $3.05 in 18 minutes! | PANDA
Requester: Kelly To [A20EMAUTMOJNMA] (Req TV): $10.99/hr/hr
(TO): [Pay: 1.00] [Fair: 5.00] [Comm: 0.00] [Fast: 5.00]
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Listen to English speech samples and rate them following our detailed instructions
Time: 30 minutes(s)
HITs Available: 1
Reward: $3.05
Qualifications: Masters Exists ; Total approved HITs GreaterThanOrEqualTo 1000; HIT approval rate (%) GreaterThanOrEqualTo 95; Location EqualTo US;
 
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Title: 10-15 minute survey(~ 12 minutes) | Accept
Requester: Heather Truelove [A3IZ89OFDES8QH] Contact
TV: [Hrly=$18.10] [Pay=Good] [Approval=~24 hrs] [Comm=Unrated] [Rej=0] [Blk=0]
TO: No Reviews
TO2: No Reviews
Reward: 1.00
Duration: 45:00
Available: 19
Description: short surveys and evaluation of a message
Qualifications: Exc: [2067354260-401836] DoesNotExist ; rhsnlk98 GreaterThanOrEqualTo 100; HIT approval rate (%) GreaterThanOrEqualTo 80; Location In US
 
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Hope everyone will have a far better day than the one I'll be having.

I'm waiting for both my apartment building and local housing authority (HA) to open, so that I can unleash my wrath. I have housing assistance, but the HA never notified me of my annual inspection before my lease expired at the end of October. It was a pain in the ass to get it rescheduled and ended up being December 7th. I passed my part of the inspection (inside of the apartment) and the HA was supposed to get in contact with my building to schedule the building's inspection (make sure the common areas are in good condition), but haven't so far which means I can't sign a lease.

Now the rent being charged is the month to month rate of about $3400 instead of the much smaller rent that takes it to little under $2300. I only pay a portion of the rent and the HA pays the rest to my apartment. Due to the HA dropping the ball, my building has told me to ignore the roughly $1100 difference showing on my ledger and they will take it off.

So, imagine my surprise when I opened my front door yesterday morning to go to the store, to find a "Notice of Past Due Rent" with my rights with a ledger showing money due and how to apply for assistance if I need it. Assistance I already motherf**king have, which is shown on ledger. My building isn't taking out the difference between yearly rent amount and month-to-month amount, so now they say I owe them over $10,000 total so far between November and January. So I'll be calling the HA and going to my leasing office with the HA on speakerphone, so the HA can explain themselves to my building and building to the HA.

That was crummy of them to post on the weekend when everything was closed and all you could do was fume!
 

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That was crummy of them to post on the weekend when everything was closed and all you could do was fume!
Yeah, especially given that I live right near the trash chute and everyone could see it while it was up.


Just came up from the leasing office and they took off most of the charges, but is still saying I owe them a little over $700. Which amounts to almost 2 whole months of rent. I pay a fixed base rent + $50 pet rent + water/sewer that changes monthly based on usage, but generally is around $70-$80 each month. $700 is little over 1 and a half months of rent for me.

I brought out my phone to log in to the 3rd party biller for my water/sewer to show them what they said I owed for each of the last few months and for each month I added up the fixed base rent + $50 pet rent + that month's water/sewer bill, which matched exactly to what the ledger says I paid for that particular month. I never had a problem with late fees or such an alleged outstanding balance until my lease expired due to the Housing Authority being so inept.

I've never been late on a single bill of any kind or even asked for an extension in the nearly 12 years since I've been on my own and is something I take great pride in, which I mentioned to them. My credit score is 794 which is very decent, especially bc I only have credit cards and no other types of loans.
 

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Where are all the surveys. I've made $6 so far. Yippee. LOL

Vacation Countdown says 12 days 10 hours 11 minutes and 1 second. But who's counting. I'm beyond excited.
$34.08 here, $27 on Prolific. Gotta remember to do the writing jobs I have and assign work.
 
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Yeah, especially given that I live right near the trash chute and everyone could see it while it was up.


Just came up from the leasing office and they took off most of the charges, but is still saying I owe them a little over $700. Which amounts to almost 2 whole months of rent. I pay a fixed base rent + $50 pet rent + water/sewer that changes monthly based on usage, but generally is around $70-$80 each month. $700 is little over 1 and a half months of rent for me.

I brought out my phone to log in to the 3rd party biller for my water/sewer to show them what they said I owed for each of the last few months and for each month I added up the fixed base rent + $50 pet rent + that month's water/sewer bill, which matched exactly to what the ledger says I paid for that particular month. I never had a problem with late fees or such an alleged outstanding balance until my lease expired due to the Housing Authority being so inept.

I've never been late on a single bill of any kind or even asked for an extension in the nearly 12 years since I've been on my own and is something I take great pride in, which I mentioned to them. My credit score is 794 which is very decent, especially bc I only have credit cards and no other types of loans.
Maybe it can be fixed by HA?
 
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I have a vague impression that we are being sabotaged. The message "website temporarily unavailable" appears more and more often, especially when I want to access a hit.
I just want to ask: earlier, that is, 1 or 2 years ago, why did this abnormal situation not appear? What has changed since then?
I'm starting to realize that the wasted time trying to catch a damn 10 cent hit isn't worth my effort anymore.
 

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I have a vague impression that we are being sabotaged. The message "website temporarily unavailable" appears more and more often, especially when I want to access a hit.
I just want to ask: earlier, that is, 1 or 2 years ago, why did this abnormal situation not appear? What has changed since then?
I'm starting to realize that the wasted time trying to catch a damn 10 cent hit isn't worth my effort anymore.
The servers and infrastructure of Mturk's website have always been poor, but with an increase in traffic and new workers, the situation has significantly worsened.
 

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The servers and infrastructure of Mturk's website have always been poor, but with an increase in traffic and new workers, the situation has significantly worsened.
I think that the number of participants has decreased, because it is no longer worth the time and effort spent to sit and watch the day go by without any benefit.
 

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I think that the number of participants has decreased, because it is no longer worth the time and effort spent to sit and watch the day go by without any benefit.
The subreddit says otherwise there are always new turkers posting about their experiences with rejections or seeking advice on how to increase their success rate.
 

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I have a vague impression that we are being sabotaged. The message "website temporarily unavailable" appears more and more often, especially when I want to access a hit.
I just want to ask: earlier, that is, 1 or 2 years ago, why did this abnormal situation not appear? What has changed since then?
I'm starting to realize that the wasted time trying to catch a damn 10 cent hit isn't worth my effort anymore.
was up working last night and you tube went down for a second. attempted my iheart radio station this morning and it stated iheart was down. came back though. there are meteorites flying up there, there are sunspots, there is human interference. the infrastructure around the world is falling apart. accept it. it's part of life. no sabotage within amazon. no one is out to get us. paranoia that. or maybe we could be like Pakistan.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-01-23/pakistan-faces-major-nationwide-power-breakdown-ministry-says
 
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My conclusion is that we will never know what is really happening and in which direction we are moving, that is, we are groping in the fog, because we do not have the possibility to fully understand this huge and complex mechanism that is called AmazonMturk. If someone thinks he understood it, let him explain to me what happened with that DAC7 message!
 

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My conclusion is that we will never know what is really happening and in which direction we are moving, that is, we are groping in the fog, because we do not have the possibility to fully understand this huge and complex mechanism that is called AmazonMturk. If someone thinks he understood it, let him explain to me what happened with that DAC7 message!
probably mean looking attorneys. and what does it matter? it's gone as many of us guessed it would be.
 
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The subreddit says otherwise there are always new turkers posting about their experiences with rejections or seeking advice on how to increase their success rate.
there's always new workers esp on the subreddit, but there's also less requestors since the big fee increase a few years ago. More workers chasing less hits...ugh
A lot are on prolific. Surprised Connect doesn't have more available. Also surprised Google isn't putting more on their Rewards app. A lot of batch requesters have set up their own websites - Onespace (I think - they changed their name some years ago), the Netsomthing guy that had you label porn clips, a few others that I know of
 

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Man, I need some jury duty in my life.

Never thought I'd say that!
 
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