Another example of ALS/Capita payments to linguists
After the mistake of registering with ALS, doing four jobs for them, and then informing them that I am not satisfied with them, for a long period of time I kept on getting calls and e-mails for many new jobs.
I kept on declining politely, informing them that I was not interested and I did not wish to get any job offers. Then in April someone called me and I let them have a long chat with me and insisted on my name being removed from their database. I thought that was it, now thankfully no one would call me again. Still I am getting job offers through email with estimated payment details.
These estimated payments are worrying; who are the people who are doing these jobs? I am copying the time offered and the expected payments offered:
1 Duration: 2880 minutes, Payment Estimate: £435.28
2 Duration: 1440 minutes, Payment Estimate: £175.6
3 Duration: 34560 minutes, Payment Estimate: £5641.55
First job converted in hours is 48 hours, the estimated payment is a little over £9.00 per hour (excluding travel time and travel expenses).
The second job converted in hours is 24 hours, the estimated payment is a little over £7.00 per hour (excluding travel time and travel expenses).
The third job converted in hours 576 hours, the estimated payment is a little over £9.00 per hour (excluding travel time and travel expenses).
I noticed the pay rates are even less than half of what ALS said it would pay (which was little enough).
So what is the integrity of this Agency?
What will be the integrity of the people who will work with an agency which does not have any integrity?
What will happen to people who depend on these services?
TS [details on file]