This dropped in the mailbox.
Usual disclaimers apply.
Yep. We’re lazy.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, the Demand requirement that its CEs edit articles as they claim them was tacitly lifted about two months ago, leading to massive and systemic hoarding of articles by CEs who are encouraged by this new “wink wink” from Santa Monica to sit on articles and then edit them minutes before or well past the pay cutoff deadline.
If you’re like many Demand writers, 100 percent of your articles are picked up within minutes or seconds (literally) of submission, then sit for days. OK, maybe one gets edited later that same day, but for the most part, your articles are not being edited as they are claimed.
Of course, when a level-headed writer like Will Charpentier laments the fact that this is happening (http://www.demandstudios.com/
Seriously? 100 percent of the time that Demand CEs grab articles their laptops malfunction, aliens land on their front lawns and turn off their power, their cat spills Yahoo on their keyboard or their children go into seizures and have to be rushed to the hospital? 100 percent of the time? You fucking bitch – stop insulting writers. And it’s not whining about nickels and dimes. Do you know how many times writers have had hundreds of dollars worth of articles slip past the cutoff period, Jeremy Reed?
It’s laughable when Helpless Desk staffers tell writers, “Richard and Eve side with writers as often as CEs.” There’s no way they can’t know about this rampant CE hoarding. If they really cared about writers getting screwed, they’d have the IT department create a program that showed the time between when a CE claimed an article and when he submitted it, ranking CEs so that Demand could see who was hoarding. When a CE edits most of his articles one or two days after he claims them, he gets a suspension, automatically triggered by the system. At the very least, Demand could check the ranking list weekly to see who’s abusing the claim queue, Martha Flores.
Just another example of Demand favoring CEs over writers while screwing writers by withholding their earned income until the next pay period. Maybe it’s just good business – the later Demand pays its writers, the longer it earns interest on the money it owes them.