Discussion in 'Oscar Smith' started by MackW, Jan 30, 2012.
today I can see very few hits from oscar smith's
I just wanted to share my experience with Oscar.
As I stated in my introduction, I just started about a month ago.
When I first started, I was doing whatever I could just trying to get my stats up and figure it all out. So I did a considerable amount of work for Oscar. Yes, the pay was terrible, but I LOVE typing. I type an accurate 80+ words a minute and with just tabbing to not have to use my mouse, I could do them quick. Just to make it clear, even doing them quick I was never able to do more than 2-2.5 a minute, which is still terrible pay. I wanted to achieve the trusted worker qual, and I felt I could actually make a "decent" amount if I had that and even though it still wouldn't be as good as it should be, I love typing, so I would have enjoyed just doing it on occasion to switch things up.
Anyways, to my point. Overall I submitted about 7 HIT's before I first requested the qual. I submitted my request and didn't hear anything for a week. So I emailed him and asked him if I could get it granted. He emailed me back and said please fill out this form (link to a google doc page) that was basically a "contract" type of thing, where I put my name and email and submitted it. He said it was to verify if I was eligible.
Just FYI, my rating was 94 when I requested it, and obviously over the 500 HIT requirement (700 give or take). So anyway, I submitted the form, and the next day got an email from him saying he could not grant it to me because "I was not eligible because of a fluctuating score". Basically, I was upset.
I had emailed him about 8 times (not exagerrating) in the past and asked for advice. Yes it is true my score fluctuated, but I am confident that I always do it accurately with a very rare mistake a possibility. So when I saw my score would fluctuate so much (from 88-95) I would email him and ask for advice, and ask if he would check my work and see what I needed to do better.
Every SINGLE TIME I would get a copy-pasted response that just told me "what things can cause a score to drop". Same response all 8 times. So when I was told he couldn't grant it to me, even though I met his posted requirements, I emailed back complaining and said you know, I emailed you 8 times asking for advice and you never did anything but copy paste a response to me. His response was (and I think this is funny)... I'm sorry, scores are automatically adjusted by the system and I cannot view any HIT's you submitted. Then he continued to say, "I review HIT's personally" at another point in the email. Then, the icing on the cake, he ended the email with the same copy pasted response of "things that can cause a score to drop".
I feel it is a joke. I wish nobody would do his HIT's, even though I am guilty as well, to prove that nobody should work for that pay.
Moral of the story, I guess, is that if you are doing them in hopes of getting the qualification, you better be doing perfect work. Oh, and he told me to please continue doing the HIT's and I could be considered again for the qual after another 500 HIT's or so.
I've done exactly 6 for him since, and just can't bring myself to do anymore.
If you made it this far, thanks for reading. Sorry for the long drawn out post.
Let me tell u.Certainly he had given the qual to a few ppl in the past but for now i think its just a hoax he wants to maintain so tht ppl do his hits again and again with the hope of acquiring the master qual.
Well it sure is working! I'm so determined to get it. I'm addicted to his HITs despite the low pay. I don't know why but I actually find them fun. I was at 88 then he dropped me to an 83 and then I made it back to an 88 and today I find out if I've been dropped or my score is high enough to be a trusted worker.
Wow...this makes me not want to do his HITs even though I still will because I find them highly entertaining because I too love to type and copy/enter data. I saw that someone else got the qual after just reaching a score of 89. I don't understand why he won't grant you access when you're doing close to perfect if not completely perfect work. Can you copy-paste exactly what the things are that can make your score drop?
Hey, here is the email he sent me every time I would ask him to look and see what I could do differently. Definitely just an email he has saved to copy and paste to whoever emails him.
"Thank you for your email.
I calculate your score based upon a few different factors. At the end of each day, I manually review and score the cards you have submitted. Your scores will be updated on a daily basis based on your accuracy results. Your score is based on the number of correct and incorrect fields you have entered for the cards. The maximum score you can receive is 100. Things that will reduce your score are misspellings, leaving out fields (i.e. name, address, phone number). It is very important to enter EVERY field on the card correctly.
And here is the email I got when I was told I couldn't be approved, and complained that my numbers were good enough to meet his criteria.
"Thanks for the email.
Quality is calculated automatically by the system hence, we are unable to provide any personal feedback for you.
I calculate your score based upon a few different factors. At the end of each day,
I manually review and score the cards you have submitted. Your scores will be
updated on a daily basis based on your accuracy results. Your score is based on
the number of correct and incorrect fields you have entered for the cards. The
maximum score you can receive is 100. Things that will reduce your score are
misspellings, leaving out fields (i.e. name, address, phone number). It is very
important to enter EVERY field on the card correctly.
Notice he says quality is is calculated automatically by the system, and then a sentence later says at the end of each day he manually reviews and scores the cards I submit. Ok then...
And I agree with Munawar that it is probably a hoax. Give people something to work towards and they will do more. With everyone joining every day and seeing his HIT's, he would be just find if everyone just worked up to 500-800 HIT's and then quit when they got shut down for a ridiculous reason. If he is going to decline people for the reason he did me, he should add to the qualification that even if you have a 95, you can still be declined if your score has ever fluctuated. It's ridiculous.
I don't know who "he" is, since "Oscar Smith" is actually Linkedin, and there are so many cards submitted each day that no one person is going to review them all.
You're doing a great job bro! Keep it up
That link helped me a lot I got 92 as my rating, I have applied to Truster Worker Qualification, I sent that form.. How long will it take? and should keep doing Oscar Smith HITs(Before granted qualification), because I dare If I could loss points, I mean quality score.. Waiting for your mastered reply
lol... thanx.. I thought it
Wa Alaikkum Salam bro,
I got the master qual after with in 2-3 weeks after my application. But nowadays none is not getting the Oscar TWQ (Trusted Worker Qualification). I wanted to know, anyone here recently got the Oscar's TWQ ?
how do you find the email for Oscar Smith? Also, is there some place I can look to find out why my rating has dropped from100% to 92%? I suspect it *might* be because I did some hits on cards from other countries and maybe got city/state/ zip wrong, maybe, just guessing here.