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#301 of 601 Old 12-14-2010, 04:22 AM
 
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How exciting, my time was approved for Nov, how long did it take for you to get paid?

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How do you guys keep track of your tasks? I was using just a piece of scratch paper and marking each task on there... but that was getting tedious, and I was going through a lot of paper! Now I'm using the ChaCha Stats Clicker add-on for Firefox, so I can just click on the counter on my browser to keep a running total. Just wondering if anyone else has any time/paper saving tricks for keeping track? smile.gif


On Firefox, I go to History, Show All History, and then look back at what I've done.  I manually count the number of tasks and note the time it takes me to do them (the visit date column for each URL has a time stamp).  I write everything down on a pad once I'm done working for the day.  I add everything up and then log into the timesheet.

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How do you guys keep track of your tasks? I was using just a piece of scratch paper and marking each task on there... but that was getting tedious, and I was going through a lot of paper! Now I'm using the ChaCha Stats Clicker add-on for Firefox, so I can just click on the counter on my browser to keep a running total. Just wondering if anyone else has any time/paper saving tricks for keeping track? smile.gif


On Firefox, I go to History, Show All History, and then look back at what I've done.  I manually count the number of tasks and note the time it takes me to do them (the visit date column for each URL has a time stamp).  I write everything down on a pad once I'm done working for the day.  I add everything up and then log into the timesheet.


How do you know which task type they all were? Or are you doing the same task type all day? I usually have 3 or 4 task types each day that I work, and I'm going back and forth between them.

sdiva- I think it depends on how many hours you worked. If you got over the minimum hours, you should have already gotten paid. Otherwise I think it's the end of the month.

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I have been reading through this thread & I am going to apply with Lionbridge as well. I need something I can do from home & I've a 5 month old I'm BFing. This sounds like it would be perfect for me.

About how much do they pay? I would definitely be shooting for a full 20 hrs a week

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Changingseasons...just take a look sometime at your History in Firefox, maybe right after you've done some tasks (if you haven't already).  It's pretty self-explanatory.  HTH

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Aah- I see. Thanks.

babybean- I'm pretty sure it's mentioned somewhere in this thread. I'm not sure if that's something we're supposed to disclose with the confidentiality agreement or not...

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This company is pretty bad at communication.  They don't seem to know how to manage their consultants very well. I've been with them since February and, outside of one 2-star month, I've done pretty well overall.  I just do the best I can the quickest I can and stop worrying about things beyond that point. I know they tend to let raters go after a year so I figure my time w/ them is pretty limited at this point.

Like a previous poster said, this job tends to eat into my time a lot. I try to work as much as I can when the kids aren't around but that's hard to do consistantly. I actually took most of this month off just to focus on some home projects and not always have the nagging feeling that I should be working.

Do you know if they ever keep raters longer than a year?  I've been with the since March, and I really don't want to have to look for another job if I don't have to...this worries me.
 

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Purple sage, they do keep some raters past a year but it seems very random as to how they choose who stays on and who leaves. If you haven't been to the workplacelikehome Lionbridge board, I'd highly suggest it.  It has very valuable information and it's great to be on a board w/ other Lionbridge employees.

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Well, thank you for the reply on how long it took to get a job with LB, I haven't checked back in a while.

 

But, I think after 2 months it is safe to assume I wasn't what they were looking for. Shame, since I do have two college degrees. I wonder if it would help at all to email them, although I'd be surprised if it reached the right person or helped any. I'm so dissapointed because like a previous poster...I'm a SAHM and breastfeeding with a hubs that works a bizarre schedule so this job would have been a big help. Onto other things I guess.  greensad.gif

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It was about two months or longer before I heard back from them.  When I applied, I wrote an cover letter and gave more details regarding 'why they should hire me' than what is on my resume.  I became an official employee after completing the second part of the test Wednesday morning!  I am actually going to work the first time today, there are more quizzes and things to set up and read once you become an employee and I personally wanted to go through everything because i want to do a great job - it is not easy to come by decent paying jobs at home that are interesting!   So my recommendations to you would be to double check to see if your application has been reviewed yet.  If not, and you have not already, write a cover letter.  I do have a Master's degree, but it is in an unrelated subject and I applied to Leapforce about a year ago and was not even given a chance to test with them.  Double check your spam folders too, to make sure you did not miss an email from them. Good luck!

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Try applying w/ companies that do similar types of rating work such as Work Place Logic, Butler Hill, and Leapforce.
 

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Well, thank you for the reply on how long it took to get a job with LB, I haven't checked back in a while.

 

But, I think after 2 months it is safe to assume I wasn't what they were looking for. Shame, since I do have two college degrees. I wonder if it would help at all to email them, although I'd be surprised if it reached the right person or helped any. I'm so dissapointed because like a previous poster...I'm a SAHM and breastfeeding with a hubs that works a bizarre schedule so this job would have been a big help. Onto other things I guess.  greensad.gif

Good Luck everyone else!




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It took several months (like 3 or 4) before I heard back from them on my application.

 

To any long-time assessors, do you depend on Lionbridge as a main source of income, is there steady work every week? I have only been working for about a month and it seems busy right now, or at least a few weeks ago, but I am wondering if this is constant or if there is a lot of down time?

 

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It took several months (like 3 or 4) before I heard back from them on my application.

 

To any long-time assessors, do you depend on Lionbridge as a main source of income, is there steady work every week? I have only been working for about a month and it seems busy right now, or at least a few weeks ago, but I am wondering if this is constant or if there is a lot of down time?

 

Thanks!

I've been doing this for 10 months and, for the most part, the work is pretty steady.  There are times when there are no rating tasks to rate, but that usually lasts for a few hours to a couple of days max.  I don't do this as my primary source of income and wouldn't really recommend it as one. They tend to let people go pretty abruptly w/ little explanation as to why. I use this job for "fun" money only, but there are some people who include this job among a few others as a counted on source of income.


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Well, thank you everyone for your feedback again. I was very thrilled to find an email from LB in my inbox yesterday! I guess somehow the first one got lost. I am stumped by that since I don't just delete stuff without looking at it and don't seem to have "spam" folders. Oh well, I am waiting on an email back. Hope that doesn't take as long lol.;)

 

For those of you working, how many hours do you get in? What is the max they let you work? I know I should not count on this as a source of stable income but that said I am a bit worried about signing on and then being let go after two months. Have all you guys been working for quite a while now?

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It's 10-20 hours per week.  I've been doing it for 2 months now, and the first month or so I was really struggling to even make the 10 hours.  My eyes kind of glaze over if I'm working too long.  But I'm starting to get into the groove of it a little more, and I'm hoping to get closer to 20 in the coming months.  We'll see...

 

You should go check out the other Lionbridge forum that someone mentioned on this thread- I've learned a ton of stuff there already!


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Well, thank you everyone for your feedback again. I was very thrilled to find an email from LB in my inbox yesterday! I guess somehow the first one got lost. I am stumped by that since I don't just delete stuff without looking at it and don't seem to have "spam" folders. Oh well, I am waiting on an email back. Hope that doesn't take as long lol.;)

 

For those of you working, how many hours do you get in? What is the max they let you work? I know I should not count on this as a source of stable income but that said I am a bit worried about signing on and then being let go after two months. Have all you guys been working for quite a while now?


I am recently hired by Lionbridge.  I had another short term work project the first few weeks and informed them  that I would not be able to get in my hours the first few weeks as I took the other short position before I learned that I was hired by Lionbridge.  They wrote me back and advised me that this was fine, and to study other items on the Lionbridge rater's portal in my free time if possible.  This I have done, and found it to be very helpful and to solidify my knowledge a bit better.  I have also worked now a few different days for a short period, and then gone back to read and clarify a few things.  I am ready to go full force forward now.  But I wanted to say to you - don't worry about getting 'let go' in two months.  They go through a pretty big hassel to get you signed on, your banking details verified, etc. - I am quite sure they don't want to let you go if unnecessary.  Just keep up to date with the information that is provided (and there is a seemingly large amount in the initial stages, as there are other types of projects to learn about besides the one we tested on).  In other words, focus instead on doing a good job, and I don't think you will have anything to worry about.  Any job out there is going to let people go if they are not productive.  On the Lionbridge portal after you are hired, you will find a page that tells you how much they expect you to be able to do once you are over the initial orientation period.  They give you a month to get your speed up because they know you are learning in the initial stages.

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I just FINALLY after forever got a response that I'm accepted to take the assessment. They sent me a link to accept the terms and conditions and it's asking me to log in? Anyone know how to do that?? I don't remember setting up a username when I applied..

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I just FINALLY after forever got a response that I'm accepted to take the assessment. They sent me a link to accept the terms and conditions and it's asking me to log in? Anyone know how to do that?? I don't remember setting up a username when I applied..



That is great, congratulations!  When you applied and submitted your resume and all that you did create a username.  At least I did, and I had written it down and when I received the notification as you mention above, that is what I used to sign in.  If you can not find it you will have to email them and ask them for a new one.

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I applied like 4 months ago, and forgot..lol I did the reset your password thing and they sent it to me. I was like, "Oh yeah..." LOL Thank you though.

They emailed this morning and said my assessment materials will be sent to me by Saturday. Hope I pass! It would be nice extra money. :)

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Yes, really do study, at least I had to.. I had a friend that failed the first test, and she is no dummy. And of course, if you fail the first test, you do not get to take the second, longer test (which is easier). You may want to split up what you study so that you cover everything, and then have one extra day to read through every thing again. It made a lot more sense the second time through.  I have been working for less than one month now so I'll always be about 1 month ahead of you in trying to figure things out!  I have been listing some of the tasks wrong on the time sheet.  I emailed them and they basically said not to worry about it, but I hope it doesn't keep me from getting a paycheck on time. There is a page on the rater's website where all the tasks are listed and how many minutes you are supposed to take on each one (something you won't need until you start) and you also have to be sure and write down the name of the sub type of the task you are doing before you start each rating exercise starts.  There are many more kinds than just what we study for on the test, although the test information provides the base info that you need for everything.    You also have to keep the rater's website open all the time you are rating so that every 20 minutes you can type in a CAPTHA.  That wasn't in the directions anywhere that I ever saw, so I had worked a couple of weeks and then got an email telling me that I should be doing that.  I guess the purpose is to protect the company's rating procedures.  Keep us updated, I'll be interested in hearing how you do!

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I would be careful posting lots of details about how things work, we did sign a confidentiality clause.  Just a thought.


Thank you, I'll keep that in mind, although I didn't see that I had said anything except that they are protecting, which makes sense.  And the other info was very non specific, but something that might help her once she starts rating, and prevent her from going through what I did.  All meant to help and greet.  I felt pretty alone myself starting out!

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I get ya, I felt the same way starting out too. I would just hate to see anyone loose their job!  


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hi , i am a new one here.

eI also apply for internet assessor in lionbridge and have already passed the pre-test. my due time for the second exam is tonight, but i don't have time to do it . i wonder is there any one have the same experience with me. if i don't have time to finish the exam and not submit, could i apply for this job again in the near future? or it means i faild and can't apply again?

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I am also a new member of the site. I found it researching reviews for lionbridge. I am waiting for test materials this Saturday myself. I am a stay at home mother as of right now (although my kids are 25 and 15) and a full time student. I have been in the banking field for over a decade but due to the economy the processing site I worked for lost a big account and they only kept a hand full of people and the rest got a servance package.

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I passed the first part of the assessment yesterday (YEA!) and just completed the second part. I heard back immediately that I passed the first part... do I have to wait the full 5 days until after my assessment "due date" to find out if I passed the second part? Anyone who has taken it- did you find out any sooner?

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Thanks for all great info.

Originally they stated my region was filled up ( am in Korea) but two days ago received an email that new availability had opened up.

 

I wonder how they work if I have an international bank account?

 

INput is greatly appreciated.

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Hi, I just signed up here because I wanted to comment on this post :)

 

I applied for Lionbridge yesterday.  I am hoping to hear back from them but not sure if I am eligible because I currently work for Leapforce at home.

 

I also wanted to share some info about leapforce.  If you don't/cant get in at Lionbridge, Leapforce is the same type of company, same work, and you can work unlimited hours.  The only thing is that they pay $13.50 an hour ($1 an hour less) and you work as an independent contractor, so they don't take your taxes out, you have to pay taxes at the end of the year.  Also, they only pay once a month and it takes up to two months to get your first check, so if you are really hurting for money this may not be the right way to go (which is why I applied with Lionbridge as well.)  

 

Just thought I would put some more info out there, it is so hard to find good legitimate WAH jobs, and at least with Leapforce you can make your own schedule, you are not obligated to work any number of hours, and you can work any time of the day any day of the week.  Hope this info helps someone out there, it helped me a lot.  Still hoping to get in at LB too though, it would be nice to be able to do both, and the extra money would be great!

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I also work for leapforce, I love having the flexible schedule, but find it hard to stay focused doing this type of work for long.

 

How do you guys keep yourself motivated/focused to work more hours? How many hours each week do you usually work?

 

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