Look out. I did a land survey drawing for these people and was neither paid
for it nor given any indication as to whether the work I did was acceptable
or not. I'm not saying its a scam just look out that's all.
Here's an older post by the same people:
"We need AutoCad draftsperson to draw small Land Survey plot plans 8.5" X
. You need your own computer, AutoCad software and fax program with
dedicated phone line.
These plans take 1/2 hour to one hour to draw after some practice and after
you setup your computer. We pay $ 15.00 each. We will fax info to you by
7pm each night and you will email the drawing back by 7am the next day.
Please email info about yourself along with your email address phone number
and fax number. Our fax number is 1-800-731-8880"
This is from back in Jan. (they also made more postings between then and
now). So, that leads you to believe they're going about finding someone all
wrong, whether with their search (i.e. spam) techniques or with the job
their offering. They pay $15 per drawing and on average they take 45
minutes (45 minutes "after some practice and after
you setup your computer", in the mean time it'll take long and you'll earn
less per hr.) , which works out to be $20/hr. Now for that $20/hr they
expect you to have AutoCAD ($600-$3800 + upgrade costs), a computer
($1500-2000), a dedicated phone line ($15-30 per month) and internet/email
access ($10-20/month). Granted the computer and internet/email access most
people would already have, but it their costs still need to be considered
when calculating overhead. And of course, someone having the software and
dedicated phone line isn't as common.
If they'd offer a decent wage maybe they'd fine someone good, and get them
to keep doing it. At what their paying though it's not worth the hassle.
Especially when you consider they should be paying a "rush" fee since they
expect you to turn the project around in 12 hours.
I wonder what "Steven's" reason is for looking for someone to do this now
for 9+ months without success.
PS - BTW, Steven's website is www.kellysurvey.com if someone is seriously
considering contacting him.
Michael (LS) wrote:
<SNIPPED of lucid observation>
I couldn't agree more with your assessment of this poster. ;)
I've been working in the civil/surveying field for over 10 years, and
wouldn't touch that with a 40 foot pole.
same here, this fellow may be using drafters to do his realstate work."
scan all the way"
I also did a plan and got no reponse, after contacting them again i warned
him about his apperance.
seems like he didn't here my advice, some one should investigate!
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