A new study (download the entire thing here) examines crowdwork and labor relations. There is a great demographic summary in the first section. And then the complaints begin, and those include:
- Low pay. I’m including a chart from the study.
- Insufficient work or underemployment: 85% of Turkers want to work more than they are doing now. Here’s an interesting comment:
- Unfair treatment by requesters (blocks etc).
The study then goes on to talk about the “convenient rhetoric” of pin money and a call for more involvement and better working conditions.