This email appeared in the mailbag from one of our amigos/amigas south of the border, so I thought I’d pass it along.
Also feel free to rant over in the forums if it helps you feel any better.
I have been working for Demand Studios for about 8 months now. I reside in Mexico and came across the site while looking for translation Jobs online.
Of course, the site doesn’t feature as many options for people liveing outside of the states but I figures I’d give it a try. I got hired and started working on a pay rate of 2.50 USD per article.
I do this to have an extra income as I already work full time at a company. I love translating and they used to have quite a variety of articles so it worked for me.
However, a couple weeks ago they sent an email saying they’d start focusing on improving quality and what not and they’d get rid of some of the people working for them. “Fortunately” I got another email saying, because of my rankings and the quality of my work, I had been chosen to stay.
However, not it seems like there are less and less articles. I had a really hard time completing the minimun amount of 40 articles last week and this week I’ve only been able to do five.
I know this company has devoloped a bad reputation but I was wondering if I could get some advise from other people working for them as to what to do or whawt to expect.
Just yesterday, I got another email saying that we had been chosen among the best but recently, our work seemed to be decreasing in quality and amount and that they would son have to start considering hiring more translators or even changing some. This upset me, I don’t like being threatened, especially when my work keeps beeing the same.