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Old 01-28-2010, 06:31 AM
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Would love a PM about this as well if someone would please....although I think I might know already lol.
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:01 AM
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I'm guessing that many just aren't working based on the number of alerts I get since the pay cut.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:50 AM
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Are you all talking about a certain text message based question answering service?
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:49 AM
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Somebody please pm me...this is huge
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:03 AM
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I would like to know as well. Please pm me.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:54 AM
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I'd also like to know more.
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:07 PM
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Okay I saw a thread on another board, so I know the company in question. How exactly would a strike work? What would stop them for outsourcing to India or the Philippines?

Even if they stick with U.S. workers, it's pretty obvious there are desperate people will work for very low pay give the state of our economy. Look at some of the opportunities posted here. "That-certain-Facebook-small-task-application-that-shall-go-unnamed" comes to mind.

Sorry to sound like a Debbie Downer, but I'm just curious how a strike for a WAH company works.
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:23 PM
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I'm thinking once this happens.. more of our jobs will be outsourced across seas.. this is bad... it will not work in our favor..

Not to be the gripe.. but this is one of the reasons why many of our jobs are not in our country. They can offer work minus the complaints and they don't have to worry about stuff like this. I'm thinking about just closing my account with them...
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:40 PM
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The truth of the matter is that if a strike were to take place, it wouldn't be effective because of the people who are willing to stick around. Like some others have said, it would be more work for the ones who aren't participating in the strike. Further, as an IC, we would have no leverage at all...a strike generally results in a company compromising on an employee's demands...this would not work in the virtual world unless we were represented by a union or a lawyer via class action suit...but we'd still have no leg to stand on due to the company's contract in which we all signed before working for them.

The only other alternative would be to contact the media regarding the low pay, however, that would only shed negative light on the company and hurt its business, which in turn would lower our traffic and pay even further.
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:44 PM
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Someone pm to let me know
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