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Old 07-11-2013, 04:36 PM
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Question write score --

i've been sending apps and stuff out like crazy this week -- heard back from write score today, and they have added me to the training set to start in august.

anyone work for them? i've done a search on here, but didn't find any recent info.

would love to hear some feedback about working for them, and what i might be getting into,

thanks!

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Old 07-12-2013, 12:42 PM
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There are a few threads about this on the Work Place Like Home forums. You do have to be registered with the forums to view the threads, though.

Here are a few things that I learned from the threads:

- the pay depends on how fast you can score the essays. They are all hand-written, so it's not so easy. They say that the average pay is $8-$15 but my impression from people who had done it is that it's usually on the lower side.
- they require you to score something like 150 essays per day because they have a tight deadline from the schools they contract with (something like a 2 or 3 day turnaround time for all essays that need to be scored).
- THEY DON'T HIRE PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING AT OTHER JOBS. Sorry for the all caps on that :-). But I know that was a make or break point for me. They basically require people to be completely free of any other job to get $8 an hour for a short period of time (something like 6 months, I think).
- My understanding is that even if you pass the training, you still might not get a position. The message they give is that they're such a great company that they have lots of people who want to work for them and they have their pick.

Sorry for the negative spin on the comments. I just don't appreciate these kinds of companies that expect you to give up every egg you might have for crappy pay for a short period of time. They need to get over themselves and treat ICs with a little more respect.

Djuna
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:18 PM
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There are a few threads about this on the Work Place Like Home forums. You do have to be registered with the forums to view the threads, though.

Here are a few things that I learned from the threads:

- the pay depends on how fast you can score the essays. They are all hand-written, so it's not so easy. They say that the average pay is $8-$15 but my impression from people who had done it is that it's usually on the lower side.
- they require you to score something like 150 essays per day because they have a tight deadline from the schools they contract with (something like a 2 or 3 day turnaround time for all essays that need to be scored).
- THEY DON'T HIRE PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING AT OTHER JOBS. Sorry for the all caps on that :-). But I know that was a make or break point for me. They basically require people to be completely free of any other job to get $8 an hour for a short period of time (something like 6 months, I think).
- My understanding is that even if you pass the training, you still might not get a position. The message they give is that they're such a great company that they have lots of people who want to work for them and they have their pick.

Sorry for the negative spin on the comments. I just don't appreciate these kinds of companies that expect you to give up every egg you might have for crappy pay for a short period of time. They need to get over themselves and treat ICs with a little more respect.

Djuna


thanks djuna --

don't apologize for the negative spin - i kinda got an odd feeling from them from the video they sent before hand. at this point, i need something - lost the only egg i had -- was working with ABH -- was a good steady paycheck - so, need to find something. this may not be what i take on -- but at least it's an option if i get through all the hoops until something else comes along. sigh -

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Old 07-23-2013, 02:43 PM
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Why do they care if you are working another PT at home job? As long as that job doesn't interfere with the essays they need you to score I cant imagine that it would be a problem or that they would even know, right?
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:10 PM
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Why do they care if you are working another PT at home job? As long as that job doesn't interfere with the essays they need you to score I cant imagine that it would be a problem or that they would even know, right?
I agree. If you can get the job done, it shouldn't matter. A lot of us have multiple "eggs" (sources of income).

Good luck blueyes1012. Hope it goes well for you.
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