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Re: Volunteers Needed

Postby onigami » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:30 am

Montyphy wrote:
Mark wrote:...oh and we've just decided we'll pay you $12 / hour too!


Dollars? Not very British of you. Hmm... that's about £7.68. Sadly, London living wage is £8.30. :P


...Except the vast number of contributors to the bundle are Yanks. Federal minimum wage is $7.25 (~£4.70) excluding tipped employees (servers, bussers, bartenders, etc.), highest minimum wage is $9.92 (~£6.43) (where I live, SF). Living wage can vary anywhere from $6.40 (£4.15) (rural counties) to $13.50 (£8.19) (affluent suburbs), according to the most recent data available. If one were to do a national average, it'd be around, say, $10 (£6.48), I think.

Besides, regardless, this seems like part-time work.
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Re: Volunteers Needed

Postby DinoSteve » Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:40 pm

onigami wrote:
Montyphy wrote:
Mark wrote:...oh and we've just decided we'll pay you $12 / hour too!


Dollars? Not very British of you. Hmm... that's about £7.68. Sadly, London living wage is £8.30. :P


...Except the vast number of contributors to the bundle are Yanks.


What has that got to do with the price of rice in China? Introversion are looking for general volunteers, not targeting an American demographic who contributed to a bundle. They are British with a co.uk TLD and it makes more sense for them use their local currency (much like their store which quotes GBP before others). Using your reasoning they should actually be quoting in Yuan since China is the most populated country. :roll:
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Postby elvenmonk » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:37 pm

Well what does it take to apply? I've been a fan since Darwinia came out and then didn't join the forums untill late. It depends on the tech support needed.
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Re: Volunteers Needed

Postby onigami » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:38 am

DinoSteve wrote:
onigami wrote:
Montyphy wrote:
Mark wrote:...oh and we've just decided we'll pay you $12 / hour too!


Dollars? Not very British of you. Hmm... that's about £7.68. Sadly, London living wage is £8.30. :P


...Except the vast number of contributors to the bundle are Yanks.


What has that got to do with the price of rice in China? Introversion are looking for general volunteers, not targeting an American demographic who contributed to a bundle. They are British with a co.uk TLD and it makes more sense for them use their local currency (much like their store which quotes GBP before others). Using your reasoning they should actually be quoting in Yuan since China is the most populated country. :roll:


From the news post:
Mark wrote:So we're hoping for a bit of an influx of new introversion fans over the next couple of weeks and we could do with some volunteers to help with some tech support during the period.


Emphasis mine. Where is that influx coming from? Bundle buyers. And until they say otherwise, I have reason to believe that most of them are Americans. Introversion may be reaching out to those people for additional support. So it's not far-fetched to say what I am saying.
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Postby Montyphy » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:38 am

So you think the best people to volunteer advice and support are those who are new to the games rather than the veterans and long term fans? :/
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Postby jelco » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:45 am

onigami: I understand your point, but you have to agree that that only applies to the new folks; the ones eligible for tech support would mostly be around for a while which has more of a European (or indeed English) majority to it. (EDIT: Damn you Monty. :P)

Then again internationally the dollar is a currency basically everyone around the world keeps track of compared to their own native currency, whereas the pound is generally not. (With the exception of at least some of us Dutch folks who buy stuff from the UK every once in a while. Sometimes Schengen makes the UK's higher prices outweigh intercontinental shipping.)

In slightly other news, I'm curious how many entrants IV has actually had. Considering some people apparently didn't pick up on the fact Mark said to PM, not post (or did both, I don't know) I wonder if others actually presented themselves as decent enough candidates.

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PS: Oh look, someone on IRC just announced himself to have been hired!
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Postby xander » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:01 pm

jelco wrote:PS: Oh look, someone on IRC just announced himself to have been hired!

People are still active on IRC‽

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Postby Mas Tnega » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:10 pm

xander wrote:
jelco wrote:PS: Oh look, someone on IRC just announced himself to have been hired!

People are still active on IRC‽

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Seconded. Last time I was there, it was deeeaaaad.
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Postby Montyphy » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:24 pm

Mas Tnega wrote:
xander wrote:
jelco wrote:PS: Oh look, someone on IRC just announced himself to have been hired!

People are still active on IRC‽

xander
Seconded. Last time I was there, it was deeeaaaad.


It got necro'd with the arrival of fresh meat. :twisted:
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Postby Gunman_the_Punisher » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:12 pm

If help is still needed I would volunteer. Native German speaker, Linux if more info is required just pm or send an email.
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Postby RabidZombie » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:34 am

The opportunity has long since passed, unfortunately.
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Postby Dosedmonkey » Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:47 am

I have no idea what the spam bot is saying, but it started with Le Gnome!

So I give it two thumbs up.

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Postby xander » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:57 pm

Dosedmonkey wrote:I have no idea what the spam bot is saying, but it started with Le Gnome!

So I give it two thumbs up.

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As has been repeatedly requested in the past: if you see spam, do not reply to it. Send a message to bert_the_turtle or jelco (moderators) so that they can deal with it.

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Postby Dosedmonkey » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:02 am

Maybe there should be a sticky post about this. :lol:
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Postby Ebola » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:59 am

Let's bump up old threads!

Seriously, topics should get locked after a while :(

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