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« Reply #125 on: July 04, 2013, 07:43 »
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Forget about PP payments today, quote from Lobo:

I'm telling you that they will be processed as soon as the GI payment process is complete. Which normally take a day or so to complete.

RE: GI payment process:
So will this be entirely completed this morning? Probably not.

Because they can't do more than one thing at a time.  Why is all of this not automated?  Does everything there have to be manually processed?  Truly amazing.


Ron

« Reply #126 on: July 04, 2013, 08:48 »
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PP will be completed BEFORE the end of the month (July)? And this is PP May? So they give themselves two months time to process PP payments? Holy crap, what a scam. Can you imagine people relying on their stock income. Honestly, what a fvcked up company that is.

ShadySue

« Reply #127 on: July 04, 2013, 08:53 »
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PP will be completed BEFORE the end of the month (July)? And this is PP May? So they give themselves two months time to process PP payments? Holy crap, what a scam. Can you imagine people relying on their stock income. Honestly, what a fvcked up company that is.

Allegedly they're going to have them completed by Monday:
Lobo: "Our intent is to ensure all these payments are completed before the Cut off dates for the the next Payment Request cut offs. I do understand that our normal schedule would provide these payments BEFORE the end the following month."
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=354644&messageid=6910156

« Reply #128 on: July 04, 2013, 08:57 »
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Hopefully Lobo & IT Melody Boys are getting salary on time.

« Reply #129 on: July 04, 2013, 09:27 »
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at this moment the least they can do is paying June also

« Reply #130 on: July 04, 2013, 09:42 »
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I trust the oompah loompahs in their IT department have recieved a size 12 shoe up the arse for incompetence.


« Reply #131 on: July 04, 2013, 10:54 »
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I trust the oompah loompahs in their IT department have recieved a size 12 shoe up the arse for incompetence.

Don't blame the monkeys for the organ grinder's failure to organise his business properly.

« Reply #132 on: July 04, 2013, 16:56 »
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It seems they run thus stuff live...you'd think a company of their size has an internal test server that is a clone of their system

« Reply #133 on: July 04, 2013, 20:37 »
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It seems they run thus stuff live...you'd think a company of their size has an internal test server that is a clone of their system

Test systems are rarely the size and complexity of the live systems.  They should be, but you need invest time and money to make them that way, and the IT department need to be given both by upper management to do that.

I must admit, when this topic first started, I thought it was a bit premature, but 5 days into July it's beyond a joke.  But I'm only complaining because I'm impatient - I decided to wait until May's PP came in before I claimed my first istock payout.  I do feel for people who are relying on this, I'd be livid if my employer delayed paying my my weekly salary.

« Reply #134 on: July 04, 2013, 22:06 »
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All in all it shows that there infrastructure can't handle their current load. I doubt they are willing to put the money into overhauling it, but it doesn't mean it doesn't need it.

tab62

« Reply #135 on: July 05, 2013, 11:12 »
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anymore word? I assume later this month...

ShadySue

« Reply #136 on: July 05, 2013, 11:23 »
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All in all it shows that there infrastructure can't handle their current load. I doubt they are willing to put the money into overhauling it, but it doesn't mean it doesn't need it.
This has been being said since I joined in late 2006.

ShadySue

« Reply #137 on: July 05, 2013, 11:24 »
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lisafx

« Reply #138 on: July 05, 2013, 11:41 »
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anymore word? I assume later this month...

http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=354644&messageid=6910586


Thanks for the link.  Let's hope this is one "deadline" they can actually keep. 

ShadySue

« Reply #139 on: July 05, 2013, 11:45 »
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anymore word? I assume later this month...

http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=354644&messageid=6910586


Thanks for the link.  Let's hope this is one "deadline" they can actually keep.

I make no guarantees or promises. Don't shoot the messenger (me)!

« Reply #140 on: July 05, 2013, 11:49 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 12:23 by Audi 5000 »

ShadySue

« Reply #141 on: July 05, 2013, 14:41 »
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Just got a regular looking Getty sale (purple bar in May), maybe it's getting closer?
Just got a May purple bar for exactly the same amount as my black bar in Feb. It's going to end in tears, I'm sure.

« Reply #142 on: July 05, 2013, 14:55 »
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Yep, GI sales are coming.

Ron

« Reply #143 on: July 05, 2013, 15:13 »
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Yep, GI sales are coming.
Apparently there is an update in the exclusives forum, but the payment has been suspended due to an error with the same GI pay out. Is what I understand so far.

« Reply #144 on: July 05, 2013, 16:31 »
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No Ron, this is for real. It keeps coming.  ;D

« Reply #145 on: July 05, 2013, 17:47 »
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The way I read the iStock notice is the purple bar will eventually get to the same value as the black bar. Early next week the black bar value gets clawed back. Errors in the transfer conversions created the black bar erroneously. Good Ole iStock.  Glad they aren't my bank. Oh wait!

« Reply #146 on: July 06, 2013, 00:10 »
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I still didn't see a single PP download yet, though the GI Sales seem to have gone through completely yesterday - at least that's what I take from the people reporting the numbers are matching or close to the erroneous Connect numbers.

So in my books, PP downloads would have to start a few hours after GI Sales if they set it up right. As far as I have understood from their communication in the past months, the import of the reports can be queued in the system, so no one actually has to press a button on a Saturday to start the import, it just could be scheduled somewhere in the system already.

However, the announcement to have it finished over the weekend seems a bit on the optimistic side as it took five to six days in the past months.

Then again, having moved the payout request deadlines to Friday next week is giving us a few more days to have PP included in the next payment request...

lisafx

« Reply #147 on: July 06, 2013, 18:00 »
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...However, the announcement to have it finished over the weekend seems a bit on the optimistic side as it took five to six days in the past months.


"A bit optimistic" is putting it mildly, since it is around close of business on Saturday and they haven't even started. 

Who'd have thought another Istock deadline would pass unmet??   :o

tab62

« Reply #148 on: July 06, 2013, 18:28 »
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at this point Year End would be fine with me  :-\


ShadySue

« Reply #149 on: July 06, 2013, 18:29 »
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...However, the announcement to have it finished over the weekend seems a bit on the optimistic side as it took five to six days in the past months.



"A bit optimistic" is putting it mildly, since it is around close of business on Saturday and they haven't even started. 

Who'd have thought another Istock deadline would pass unmet??   :o

Ah well, it's all moot as payout requests are on hold anyway.
Latest ETA: http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=354644&messageid=6911264


 

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