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Author Topic: Op-Ed: Stop doing companies’ digital busywork for free  (Read 730 times)

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Op-Ed: Stop doing companies’ digital busywork for free
« on: November 04, 2017, 03:54:10 pm »
The title of this long op-ed piece is somewhat misleading as it is not really about "getting paid"....

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Consumer technologies – whether user reviews and recommendations, social media or health care portals – involve logistical effort that means more administrative work at home. As economic anthropologist David Graeber observes, “All the software designed to save us from administrative responsibilities [has] turned us into part- or full-time administrators.” Companies may benefit when customers create content, provide feedback and do busywork once done by paid employees, but what about the customers themselves – all of us?

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Re: Op-Ed: Stop doing companies’ digital busywork for free
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 04:15:18 pm »
The title of this long op-ed piece is somewhat misleading as it is not really about "getting paid"....

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I do know that everybody these days is asking you to "fill out a survey". Sometimes they dangle "a drawing for a gift card" as a carrot. Yeah, one gift card for every 50,000 surveys. I've gotten sick of it. About the only time I ever fill one of those things out is if someone has really made me mad. Which happens more and more often, these days....
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Re: Op-Ed: Stop doing companies’ digital busywork for free
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2017, 10:54:39 pm »
I do know that everybody these days is asking you to "fill out a survey". Sometimes they dangle "a drawing for a gift card" as a carrot. Yeah, one gift card for every 50,000 surveys. I've gotten sick of it. About the only time I ever fill one of those things out is if someone has really made me mad. Which happens more and more often, these days....
I refuse to any more. My husband’s job used to be affected by those surveys, so I don’t leave bad ones ei


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Re: Op-Ed: Stop doing companies’ digital busywork for free
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 11:05:30 pm »
The title of this long op-ed piece is somewhat misleading as it is not really about "getting paid"....

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#selfcheckout

But yeah...it’s huge right now for companies to herd consumers into doing work for them to cut employment costs. Kind of funny after all that fuss about immigrants...


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