It's the digital version of the sweatshops in China. I would have been so thrilled to find Mturk in 2008 when I lost ALL income and I had nothing but an unfinished house, a 12-year old truck (9 m/g) and a dog. I would have worked for ONE dollar an hour. Or less.
Oh, almost forgot, I might have early onset Alzheimers, have serious memory / focusing problems when under stress. Have to exercise my brain, learn.
You can see how it says "accept and work". That's because I'm QUALIFIED for these jobs. I did almost 5000 HITs for ONE penny to reach the 5000 threshold. I had read the 100, 500 and 5000 HITS are significant thresholds.
It took me several days and I was VERY lucky to find batch jobs that were quick to do to get my numbers up without a single rejection. I got just under $50 for all that work, about $3.60/hr or so, depending somewhat on my internet connection.
It sucks to live in the abandoned rural communities. My only choice for unlimited internet is Frontier. The service was so bad, and finally they CANCELLED my repair tickets and didn't even tell me! And then Verizon offered unlimited data and I had them port my Frontier landline number in early October. Nothing ported. $220+ bill including $70 for 10 gb data. There is no unlimited data. They lied. Capitalism at its finest. Exploit the weakest, the sick, the poor -- comprehensively referred to as the "disadvantaged". We don't have a single consumer attorney in Mohave County, AZ. Now I'm paying an additional $140+ for unlimited internet to a company I found on Ebay. Hopefully "soon" I'll have time to post the court filings and regulatory complaints.
Most of the time I filter for ONLY jobs I'm qualified to work, but if you want to make more than a few bucks an hour, you have to constantly apply for qualifications and take tests. Since there are so many requesters and so many different jobs, I appreciate the scripts to include and exclude requesters, color codes, mouse-over info, etc.
You get ratings and pay info when you mouse over the colored bars. I so appreciate the colors and also the warning symbols. I stay away from those requesters.
You also see that Foxtrot is GREEN, but their HITS are RED, very low pay. I often work HITS that are red too if they sound interesting. For me it's about more than money, it's fascinating to see how data is processed and sometimes they explain the reason for the madness.
I'm not going to apply with Ibotta.
You can see that I have over 5000 HITs, greater than their requirement. And I have a 99% approval rating, exceeding their 95% minimum. I've only had two rejections and that greatly decreases my stress level. Although I do return many hits when I'm not sure about the instructions.
Often it's just not worth my while to spend several minutes reading complicated instructions and trying to figure out what they want if there are only a few HITs, likely gone by the time I finish my first HIT. I'd like to find some requesters with regular batch jobs. It's nice to be able just do the work without constantly worrying about making mistakes.
I'm going to edit and add some more info, hopefully soon.