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Old 01-17-2013, 09:44 PM
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Itsjusmeli, thank you for posting this information. If ZeroChaos works out for those interested in applying then I am happy for them. If you can get through their process then it sounds like a really good work from home position.

In light of what I am about to post I want you to know, Itsjusmeli, that I'm not trying to be negative or critical but I feel it is important to share my chaotic experience with ZeroChaos.

For a part-time, home-based that has periods where there is no paid work to do and that has paid assignments that can end at any time ZeroChaos expects Google Ads Quality Raters to submit quite a bit of personal information before the rater even has a clue if the job is going to work out for them.

Unlike Leapforce or Appen Butler Hill, ZeroChaos does not ask raters to take a test to make sure they will be able to handle the job or if they have the skills to do the job. They jump right in with the application process.

I recently received an email letting me know that I was being considered for the position of Google Ads Quality Rater position. Home-based, job lasts for 12 months, employee status, pay is $15.00 an hour with weekly paychecks being direct deposited into your account once a week. For someone seeking a home-based job this sounds great.

Better than great, beyond great, actually.

A week later I received a second email asking me to confirm that I was still interested in the job. I answered in the affirmative, filled out the form and sent it back. I was then sent an electronic application form to fill out. Since this is an "employee" position they first asked for standard employee information; name, address, phone number, email, social security number, job history and professional and personal references.

After spending a few hours entering the information that was already included in my resume I was then directed to an electronic form section where I electronically filled out tax forms, answered different questionnaires and signed different company/employee legal agreements.

This also took quite a bit of time. At one point I noticed that a couple of the documents I had filled out and signed had not been electronically received by their system I sent an email asking for help. Never got a response, but the forms did finally go through.

Then came the I-9 Identity and Eligibility to Work Verification form. I am an American citizen born and raised (I truly hope that doesn't sound snotty) and I already had the official documents to prove that I am legally authorized to work in the United States. Despite this ZeroChaos asked that I go to a "facility" in order to be "verified". The closest "facility" was almost 100 miles away from my home.

I explained this to the "Onboarding Specialist" and also told them that there were probably notary republics that were nearer to me and that I could have them verify that I am who I say I am and that I am able to work in the U.S. legally. I was then sent a form that I could take to the notary.

After explaining how difficult it would be to get "verified" why was I the one who had to suggest a notary?

After calling several different places I finally found a notary who was willing to verify me. I gathered my social security card, a copy of my birth certificate and my driver's license, filled out the form I was sent by ZeroChaos and headed into town to get everything notarized.

I came home and first checked my email to see if ZeroChaos had any more instructions or if they had communicated with me about anything else. There was an email in my account asking me to provide them with one professional reference and one personal reference because the references I provided for them "could not be reached". The email also stated that my application would be terminated if I didn't have my references responds to their request.

Just after I finished reading that email one of the people I put down as a reference called me and asked about this "fishy" looking email she received that had 10 questions listed on it that she was supposed to answer about me. I explained what I was trying to do and my reference said that she would respond to their questions as soon as she had the time.

I responded to the ZeroChaos reference email saying that I would do my best to get in touch with a couple of professional references and ask that they contact ZeroChaos as soon as possible.

I then scanned, attached and emailed the notarized eligibility and verification form to the specialist. I immediately got an email back asking me to scan, attach and email them a copy of my social security card, my birth certificate and my driver's license and email it to them.

By this point I have had enough. Am I applying for a part-time home-based job that may or may not pay every week or that may or may not last a year or am I applying to be work as a Secret Service Agent? Applying for outside-the-home brick-and-mortar jobs is not this difficult.

I immediately responded to that request saying that I was withdrawing my application for the Google Ads Quality Rater position, explained why and asked them to please delete my application information.

I had given them all of my most private pertinent information not knowing for certain what exactly the job involved and whether or not I was going to be able to keep the job for even a week. All of this excitement, stress and aggravation for a part-time home-based job where I had no idea what was expected of me and, according to reviews from current and former raters, where there is no solid guarantee of steady work and where one day out of the blue you can get an email that simply says, "Your assignment ends tomorrow."

Ironically, trying get on with ZeroChaos involves a great deal of chaos.
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Old 02-28-2015, 10:20 PM
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Itsjusmeli, thank you for posting this information. If ZeroChaos works out for those interested in applying then I am happy for them. If you can get through their process then it sounds like a really good work from home position.

In light of what I am about to post I want you to know, Itsjusmeli, that I'm not trying to be negative or critical but I feel it is important to share my chaotic experience with ZeroChaos.

For a part-time, home-based that has periods where there is no paid work to do and that has paid assignments that can end at any time ZeroChaos expects Google Ads Quality Raters to submit quite a bit of personal information before the rater even has a clue if the job is going to work out for them.

Unlike Leapforce or Appen Butler Hill, ZeroChaos does not ask raters to take a test to make sure they will be able to handle the job or if they have the skills to do the job. They jump right in with the application process.

I recently received an email letting me know that I was being considered for the position of Google Ads Quality Rater position. Home-based, job lasts for 12 months, employee status, pay is $15.00 an hour with weekly paychecks being direct deposited into your account once a week. For someone seeking a home-based job this sounds great.

Better than great, beyond great, actually.

A week later I received a second email asking me to confirm that I was still interested in the job. I answered in the affirmative, filled out the form and sent it back. I was then sent an electronic application form to fill out. Since this is an "employee" position they first asked for standard employee information; name, address, phone number, email, social security number, job history and professional and personal references.

After spending a few hours entering the information that was already included in my resume I was then directed to an electronic form section where I electronically filled out tax forms, answered different questionnaires and signed different company/employee legal agreements.

This also took quite a bit of time. At one point I noticed that a couple of the documents I had filled out and signed had not been electronically received by their system I sent an email asking for help. Never got a response, but the forms did finally go through.

Then came the I-9 Identity and Eligibility to Work Verification form. I am an American citizen born and raised (I truly hope that doesn't sound snotty) and I already had the official documents to prove that I am legally authorized to work in the United States. Despite this ZeroChaos asked that I go to a "facility" in order to be "verified". The closest "facility" was almost 100 miles away from my home.

I explained this to the "Onboarding Specialist" and also told them that there were probably notary republics that were nearer to me and that I could have them verify that I am who I say I am and that I am able to work in the U.S. legally. I was then sent a form that I could take to the notary.

After explaining how difficult it would be to get "verified" why was I the one who had to suggest a notary?

After calling several different places I finally found a notary who was willing to verify me. I gathered my social security card, a copy of my birth certificate and my driver's license, filled out the form I was sent by ZeroChaos and headed into town to get everything notarized.

I came home and first checked my email to see if ZeroChaos had any more instructions or if they had communicated with me about anything else. There was an email in my account asking me to provide them with one professional reference and one personal reference because the references I provided for them "could not be reached". The email also stated that my application would be terminated if I didn't have my references responds to their request.

Just after I finished reading that email one of the people I put down as a reference called me and asked about this "fishy" looking email she received that had 10 questions listed on it that she was supposed to answer about me. I explained what I was trying to do and my reference said that she would respond to their questions as soon as she had the time.

I responded to the ZeroChaos reference email saying that I would do my best to get in touch with a couple of professional references and ask that they contact ZeroChaos as soon as possible.

I then scanned, attached and emailed the notarized eligibility and verification form to the specialist. I immediately got an email back asking me to scan, attach and email them a copy of my social security card, my birth certificate and my driver's license and email it to them.

By this point I have had enough. Am I applying for a part-time home-based job that may or may not pay every week or that may or may not last a year or am I applying to be work as a Secret Service Agent? Applying for outside-the-home brick-and-mortar jobs is not this difficult.

I immediately responded to that request saying that I was withdrawing my application for the Google Ads Quality Rater position, explained why and asked them to please delete my application information.

I had given them all of my most private pertinent information not knowing for certain what exactly the job involved and whether or not I was going to be able to keep the job for even a week. All of this excitement, stress and aggravation for a part-time home-based job where I had no idea what was expected of me and, according to reviews from current and former raters, where there is no solid guarantee of steady work and where one day out of the blue you can get an email that simply says, "Your assignment ends tomorrow."

Ironically, trying get on with ZeroChaos involves a great deal of chaos.
Wow, I was thinking the same thing, ZeroChaos is not a good name for this company, because it sounds as if it is nothing but chaos to get on with them.

I'm so sorry you went through all of that. I have never heard of having to prove you are a legal US resident, if you can supply a social security number & birth certificate that shows you were born in the states. A simple copy of a photo ID also should have been enough, rather than you having to have papers notarized. I definitely would not go through all of that trouble for a part-time home job. Sounds to me like something else may be going on with them.

I hope they did destroy your app & all of your info. No one should have to go through all of that chaos.
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:57 PM
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Hi LadyMia,

Just wait until you hear this. The form I had to have notarized? It was meant to get clearance from Homeland Security. No, I'm not kidding.

The fact that they wanted me to send a copy of my social security card, driver's license and birth certificate electronically also made me very uncomfortable.

All of that effort, all of that personal information, all of the clearance required for a part-time, home-based job where I sit in front of my computer for 6 hours a day judging Internet search results.

And when I say 6 hours a day, that is on a good day. As I stated, based on reviews from less that satisfied former raters, assignments can dry up at any time and ZeroChaos can end your contract at any time.

This job and this company gets very mixed reviews. If it works out for you, that's great, it really is. If it doesn't, don't feel too bad.
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Hi LadyMia,

Just wait until you hear this. The form I had to have notarized? It was meant to get clearance from Homeland Security. No, I'm not kidding.

The fact that they wanted me to send a copy of my social security card, driver's license and birth certificate electronically also made me very uncomfortable.

All of that effort, all of that personal information, all of the clearance required for a part-time, home-based job where I sit in front of my computer for 6 hours a day judging Internet search results.

And when I say 6 hours a day, that is on a good day. As I stated, based on reviews from less that satisfied former raters, assignments can dry up at any time and ZeroChaos can end your contract at any time.

This job and this company gets very mixed reviews. If it works out for you, that's great, it really is. If it doesn't, don't feel too bad.
Gosh, why would you need clearance from Homeland Security? It's not as if you're applying to the CIA or FBI. Seriously?????!!!!!!!!!!!! It sounds like too much of a headache for me. I'll pass. lol
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It's incredibly common to be asked to fill out an I-9 and get notary attestation. I've had to do so for every at home employee position. Since you cannot physically sit down with a representative of the company to give them your documents, the notary stands in.

Don't get me wrong, it sounds like an extremely disorganized process. But the I-9 is normal and should be expected for any employee position.
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Getting through a job application process in the states seems to be like trying to get access to Guantanamo Bay
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While I read and hate the hoops the above poster went thru to try to get hired on, I have heard great things about ZC. People who have worked there for a year and it is end of their project and they are upset that they are having to look elsewhere for income.
So, having said that, there are ALWAYS two sides to every story.

Also, I do agree that being hired as an employee and being asked to notarize I-9 is common and required for companies hiring more than 100 employees to do. If you want to be treated like an IC (independent contractor) then apply for IC jobs.

Not trying to be negative, just giving my two cents. Have I ever worked for Zero Chaos? No, but until this thread I also had not heard anything bad about them.
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In light of what I am about to post I want you to know, Itsjusmeli, that I'm not trying to be negative or critical but I feel it is important to share my chaotic experience with ZeroChaos.
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Good to know what jobs are just not worth the time
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While I read and hate the hoops the above poster went thru to try to get hired on, I have heard great things about ZC. People who have worked there for a year and it is end of their project and they are upset that they are having to look elsewhere for income.
With any feedback people have about a company, it is always worth following up to find out how long ago they had their experience. Some companies are great to start with and then go downhill, while others are disorganized when they first launch, but get better over time.
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