But again, this is just a general statement overall based on my opinion as it’s not ethically or legally appropriate for me to suggest it’s safe for someone to sign anything (even if the implication is based on my own experience or someone else’s)
Hi Jay, I am also at the final stage as Omobola and wondering whether to sign this agreement because of scary conditions she mentions. (pls see my post from 20th November further down) I understood you worked for them, so I assume you should have signed that same contractor’s agreement entitled “Master Services Agreement”. Could you please clarify that point. Or maybe the conditions have changed in the meantime and have become more strict? Thanks in advance Dubi
Thank you for reaching out though and again, my sincerest apologies that I’m not able to be more helpful regarding these matters
Hi Dubi, thanks for reaching out and my apologies. I must have overlooked your previous comment. I do keep in touch with Appen from time to time but as I had mentioned to Omobola, I’m out of my depth when it comes to legal matters, particularly when it comes to recommending or even suggesting any contract, terms or conditions are safe to sign. In the majority of cases, it’s my opinion that companies include ominous conditions simply to protect themselves from unseen blackcupid liabilities that may occur in rare occurrences, rather than for any dubious or exploitative purpose.
And it’s true as you mentioned that contracts, terms and conditions are regularly updated, usually because one of those unseen liabilities caused an issue and forced them to add a new conditioning from a management background, one of our “matras” so to speak was that “people dictate policy”. There were always policies and procedures seen as arbitrary and unnecessary to new staff but without fail, we could point to a specific instance that required us to modify or create new policies and procedures to address that issue if (or when) it happened again in the future.
My apologies again, as I had stated previously to Omobola, I know my comments are not very helpful or comforting. Not being legally qualified in this area though it wouldn’t be fair for me to suggest otherwise.
I really do appreciate all of your insight and care you’ve taken to clarify this for yourself, and for others. These Q&A’s provide valuable information for other’s seeking information as well.
Hi Omobola, I have the same problem as you; I am beginning to think that the MS Agreement offered to us for signing is false, eg. elaborated on the basis of the original. What makes me thing so? I found online a version of the MSA greement from 2014 which might be original and which does not contain those scary conditions. However, I am aware that agreement’s texts change from time to time; but still…. do they change in this way?
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Hi Jay, I find this site to be extremely helpful. I have a question on earning money, have you – or anyone else – been able to make between$200 – $500 USD a month using Appen. That’s my goal but right now the tasks available don’t add up to that. It’s possible that the tasks differ per month and some months have better opportunities than others but not sure.
Hi Zammy, thanks for reaching out and great question. I personally haven’t, but I haven’t tried either. My income comes from a few other sources online and in my particular situation, it wouldn’t be a good use of my time. That does NOT mean it’s not good for many people though or that it’s not a good use of time, it’s just that my current schedule keeps me busy elsewhere. Having said that, it’s a great question for the community and there may be some others here who can provide specific insight as to potential earnings. I would agree though, that available tasks will differ from month to month.