Originally Posted by abbeysmom
I was wondering the same thing. I'm lucky to
get 5 an hour, too. I mean, you're looking at 10-20 different sites
for each of those tasks, that certainly takes time... 20 an hour
doesn't seem possible.
i know, right? 20 an hour was really hard. And kind of arbitrary. It was pretty much the maximum that I could possibly do in an hour, and I was afraid both of not getting the bonus and of getting in trouble for not doing enough in general (even though I've never gotten a productivity warning or anything because I thought the bonus implied that they wanted us to be doing more than we were. So I basically tried to go full throttle for 40 hours a week out of fear!
I have started doing Workaholics Anonymous which is a great program for learning about my patterns at work and where I overwork or underwork and why. And one of the things I am learning in the process is that unless I have very clear communication to the contrary, I tend to assume I am not doing enough and that I am going to get in trouble. And then I overwork out of fear. And of course this is a great job for doing that because there's practically zero communication - I am not even sure I've ever talked to the person they list as my manager on the timesheet, and when I asked for some idea of how many SxS tasks to do in an hour for the bonus they just said that they expected a reasonable speed based on everyone else's speed. It's only now occurring to me that this isn't necessarily a reasonable reply... that it's a great deal like the office job I used to have where I couldn't get clear expectations out of them no matter what I did!
It's not possible to do 20 SxS tasks an hour if you click through to each result. It's pretty easy on the occasions when the sides are nearly identical and you just have to decide whether you'd rather have A or B somewhere. When I was doing 20 I did a lot based just on snippets... I had been doing 2-3 an hour without complaint from them, mind you. And then I figured that if they wanted me to go faster maybe they didn't want me to be QUITE so careful about judging every single result. Now I am not sure what they care about! Maybe it helps them to have a lot of different perspectives and styles of rating. Maybe no one is checking up on our work at all! [img]smileys/smiley2.gif[/img]