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Some Americans will work for 25 cents an hour, experiment shows

 
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Some Americans will work for 25 cents an hour, experiment shows
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By Zachary Roth

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un 20, 11:49 am ET

Some Americans are willing to work for much less than people from other countries, according to the results of an online experiment conducted by Newsweek.

The magazine used Mechanical Turk, a website run by Amazon.com that acts as a marketplace for freelance work. As Newsweek described their method:


[W]e posted simple, hourlong jobs (listening to audio recordings and counting instances of a specific keyword) and continually lowered our offer until we found the absolute bottom price that multiple people would accept, and then complete the task.

The results? No one in Italy, the Netherlands, or Egypt would accept less than $5 for an hour of work. In Germany it was $3, in Australia and Britain $2, and in Canada $1.25. Americans accepted by far the lowest figure: just 25 cents.

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Some people will work for free if they love what they do and have enough for their loved one's needs.
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By Zachary Roth

ShareretweetEmailPrintBy Zachary Roth zachary Roth Mon J


un 20, 11:49 am ET

Some Americans are willing to work for much less than people from other countries, according to the results of an online experiment conducted by Newsweek.

The magazine used Mechanical Turk, a website run by Amazon.com that acts as a marketplace for freelance work. As Newsweek described their method:


[W]e posted simple, hourlong jobs (listening to audio recordings and counting instances of a specific keyword) and continually lowered our offer until we found the absolute bottom price that multiple people would accept, and then complete the task.

The results? No one in Italy, the Netherlands, or Egypt would accept less than $5 for an hour of work. In Germany it was $3, in Australia and Britain $2, and in Canada $1.25. Americans accepted by far the lowest figure: just 25 cents.

[link to news.yahoo.com]
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study is flawed, people will do this because in their spare time, and what the hell.

Try to get people to work 25 cents as a way to make a living, and lets see how many Americans will do this.

Bunch of bullshit
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By Zachary Roth

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un 20, 11:49 am ET

Some Americans are willing to work for much less than people from other countries, according to the results of an online experiment conducted by Newsweek.

The magazine used Mechanical Turk, a website run by Amazon.com that acts as a marketplace for freelance work. As Newsweek described their method:


[W]e posted simple, hourlong jobs (listening to audio recordings and counting instances of a specific keyword) and continually lowered our offer until we found the absolute bottom price that multiple people would accept, and then complete the task.

The results? No one in Italy, the Netherlands, or Egypt would accept less than $5 for an hour of work. In Germany it was $3, in Australia and Britain $2, and in Canada $1.25. Americans accepted by far the lowest figure: just 25 cents.

[link to news.yahoo.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1134640


study is flawed, people will do this because in their spare time, and what the hell.

Try to get people to work 25 cents as a way to make a living, and lets see how many Americans will do this.

Bunch of bullshit
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After taxes thats about all we get blink
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If we started working for 25 cents an hour, then the Mexicans would just start streaming over here to work for 15...

Can't win here dude.
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This is a veiled warning about Revelation 6:6, No one today will work for that much unless they were in a slave labor camp or in a disaster zone . Cause this amounts to 2.00 a days work, What can you buy with two dollars? A loaf of bread, thats what

Revelation 6:6
Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!"
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That's what my first job at age 8 paid.....
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Re: Some Americans will work for 25 cents an hour, experiment shows
Some Americans will work for 25 cents an hour, experiment shows

By Zachary Roth

ShareretweetEmailPrintBy Zachary Roth zachary Roth Mon J


un 20, 11:49 am ET

Some Americans are willing to work for much less than people from other countries, according to the results of an online experiment conducted by Newsweek.

The magazine used Mechanical Turk, a website run by Amazon.com that acts as a marketplace for freelance work. As Newsweek described their method:


[W]e posted simple, hourlong jobs (listening to audio recordings and counting instances of a specific keyword) and continually lowered our offer until we found the absolute bottom price that multiple people would accept, and then complete the task.

The results? No one in Italy, the Netherlands, or Egypt would accept less than $5 for an hour of work. In Germany it was $3, in Australia and Britain $2, and in Canada $1.25. Americans accepted by far the lowest figure: just 25 cents.

[link to news.yahoo.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1134640


study is flawed, people will do this because in their spare time, and what the hell.

Try to get people to work 25 cents as a way to make a living, and lets see how many Americans will do this.

Bunch of bullshit
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1423464


that would be pretty awesome the value of all useless material shit would drop like a rock . everyone would move to a detroit 1 dollar former crack house , not pay taxes and just buy a new house every two years.

imagine the look on boomer faces when it dawned on them , that their inestments had lost over 99 % of the value





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