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They emailed me to tell me I had been accepted as an employee of Appen. Then, while trying to complete to initial paperwork for the first job they were assigning me to, they revealed that I would be an independent contractor. I don't work for companies that lie to me.
It was unclear to me what they actually wanted in the comments when rating ads. It appeared to me that whenever I disagreed or found the ad offensive or misleading that the feedback I received was negative. Additionally, the applications worked sometimes and it was necessary to file help desk tickets on a daily basis. I had to re-certify to rate ads and then after doing so and improving my ratings based on the last feedback I received, I was promptly terminated as an independent contractor.
I have been working at Appen part-time (More than a year) Flexibility, ability to work from home. No direct supervisor to deal with. Good email communication. Tasks to complete are not too easy, not too hard. Sometimes opportunity for extra work for side projects.
I have been working at Appen part-time (More than a year) Good pay for type of work
Remote work and flexibility. Interesting projects and clients. Challenging dynamic environment. Intelligent and thoughtful leadership. I love working for Appen!
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