So this isn’t the first time I’ve participated in an Appen Speech Collection Project. In the past, I simply recorded like 300 phrases for $15 and that seemed fair to me.
Well, this time the rate was $12 for 225 phrases. They said they needed more recordings of US accents. So I re-downloaded their app and began the project…
…Only to see that they also wanted you to “transcribe” every one of your recorded phrases!
See, for this project the recordings would vary, because they were like, “Describe how you would respond in X scenario.”
But I can’t *believe* they’re trying to get people to also do the transcription part, for the same payment rate! (Well, actually I totally can believe it, but y’know.)
It said it would take an hour to complete the project but I think it’d take at least two. No-go for me.
Since I don’t plan on doing more Appen projects in the future anyway I have half a mind to complain about the rudeness of them billing a project as “voice recording” when it was actually “voice recording and transcribing.”
How about if they want transcriptions, they pay *someone else* $12 to do that part?
I guess they’re just not into paying a living wage ever since the buyout.
Sorry, just wanted to vent!!