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« Reply #350 on: July 14, 2013, 15:59 »
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I am having my first PP sales but they are entering very slowly ;D


« Reply #351 on: July 14, 2013, 16:59 »
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No, no, it's definitely knackered, like an old, broken-down horse off to be slaughtered at the knacker's yard.

It's a good word for iStock as a whole, actually, conjuring up, as it does, thoughts of something that was once young, virile and useful, but which has grown old and tired, and is being abused and torn apart so that the last bits of value can be scraped from its twitching carcass. (Or is that too graphic?).

Perfectly accurate, I'd say. 

Here we are nearly through with Sunday and PP reporting still hasn't begun in earnest. 

I am starting to get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach, wondering if we are ever going to see that money without an attorney's intervention. 

Hope I'm wrong and it starts showing up...

Maybe it's all going in Yuri's account.

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #352 on: July 14, 2013, 17:41 »
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they can't have lost records of the sales, can they? we are already being asked to trust the PP sites to report correctly, in addition to iS, who continue to prove that they can't be trusted to do anything they say.

Shelma1

« Reply #353 on: July 14, 2013, 17:55 »
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Come on, now. This is ridiculous. It's been weeks since we should have gotten PP royalties. Flooding and a holiday is no excuse. I live in one of the areas hardest hit by Sandy but still didn't miss any work deadlines. Our agency had no power, so they rented a room in a hotel with business facilities so people could meet there and keep working. Those of us without power were happy to be somewhere with heat and running water. Three days after the hurricane hit I was driving 3.5 hours each way (thanks to road closures and flooded tunnels) to work 13-hour days. I know Lobo thinks that's comparing "apples and fish sticks," but the rest of the world meets its deadlines. A show of effort by the IT department at iStock is long overdue.

« Reply #354 on: July 14, 2013, 19:21 »
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I wouldn't be surprised if they work on scripts which include only a fraction of our sales. These guys don't know what ethic means. We have absolutely no possibility to check if we have been correctly paid.
Since last price change I get a third what I used to and their revenues should be much lower too. To balance they should pay us less.

« Reply #355 on: July 14, 2013, 19:36 »
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 KelvinJay just bashed a contributor for saying it looks like exclusives have not received anything either. KJ said he didn't read the thread. I skimmed it and saw nothing. 
I am exclusive, I have nothing.
Adding insult to injury seems to be the management style.. It's quit obvious nothing is moving now.
Way to be humble KelvinJay!. The guy was just making an honest observation.

ShadySue

« Reply #356 on: July 14, 2013, 19:44 »
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KelvinJay just bashed a contributor for saying it looks like exclusives have not received anything either. KJ said he didn't read the thread. I skimmed it and saw nothing. 
I am exclusive, I have nothing.
Adding insult to injury seems to be the management style.. It's quit obvious nothing is moving now.
Way to be humble KelvinJay!. The guy was just making an honest observation.
To be honest, a few exclusives have reported a very few PP sales, as have a few indies, both on the iS thread and above. So Kelvin was pedantically correct in saying that it was not accurate to say that 'exclusives have not received anything', if 'all exclusives' is implied by 'exclusives'. But really, in the ridiculous state of the repeated broken promises, Kelvin should just have ignored it, since a dribble of sales is hardly relevant two weeks after the May money should have been paid.

« Reply #357 on: July 14, 2013, 20:10 »
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A constant communications should have been set up with the contributors when this problem first began. Can you imagine how your bill collectors would react if you told them, "well, you should get paid this weekend, maybe", and then not pay them! This is a terrible business model. It doesn't shed good light on GI or IS.

« Reply #358 on: July 14, 2013, 21:44 »
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Not a single PP sale reported for me...I guess after steady sales each month I am suppose to accept none for May or June. This is frustrating. Something isn't working right and I don't have much of an argument because of their lack of transparency with Pp sales.

tab62

« Reply #359 on: July 14, 2013, 22:20 »
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I wonder if we can do a tax write off, on my PP,  like I do when I donate old clothing to Goodwill?

« Reply #360 on: July 15, 2013, 02:40 »
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Presuming GI and/or IS are a professional company, implies that they do delay on purpose just to get rid of any contributor who has just a flint of mistrust against them. GI/IS wants to continue the business under the condition of slavery and them being the master

« Reply #361 on: July 15, 2013, 02:50 »
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I wouldn't be surprised if they work on scripts which include only a fraction of our sales. These guys don't know what ethic means. We have absolutely no possibility to check if we have been correctly paid.
Since last price change I get a third what I used to and their revenues should be much lower too. To balance they should pay us less.

If you really think they are liable to steal from you then I would think it is time to leave. I quit the agency that I thought was trying to do that to me. The entire business depends on trust between suppliers and agencies.

I know we can't trust them to treat us well, but not trusting them to pay us what is due under their own rules is a different kettle of fish altogether.

« Reply #362 on: July 15, 2013, 06:06 »
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The IS Partner program has Shifted from knackered to FUBAR

ShadySue

« Reply #363 on: July 15, 2013, 06:07 »
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The IS Partner program has Shifted from knackered to FUBAR
Or from iStock's general SNAFU to FUBAR.

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #364 on: July 15, 2013, 06:07 »
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The IS Partner program has Shifted from knackered to FUBAR
that is what I suggested when I introduced the word "buggered"

Noedelhap

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« Reply #365 on: July 15, 2013, 06:38 »
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Still no money, unbelievable. This means I still can't cash out, so it'll be at least two weeks before I have my money.

Makes my ban for saying "We won't get our money before Monday, mark my words" even worse.

ShadySue

« Reply #366 on: July 15, 2013, 06:50 »
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Still no money, unbelievable. This means I still can't cash out, so it'll be at least two weeks before I have my money.

Makes my ban for saying "We won't get our money before Monday, mark my words" even worse.

"The first casualty of War is Truth" (Aeschylus)
Many of the Fellowship of the Banned were banned for telling the truth. But maybe Lobo considered them truisms, and doesn't like to have no way of snidely denying them.
Also for some reason, he doesn't like short posts (at least that was on my banning email). Yours could come under that category.

« Reply #367 on: July 15, 2013, 06:57 »
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I'm sure more information will be coming forth shortly. It will probably contain some of these phrase (choose any three):

"appreciate your concern"
"glitches in the matrix"
"gremlins"
"thank you for your continued patience"
"more pressing issues"
"IT-department working hard"
"resolved swiftly"
"factors beyond our control"

« Reply #368 on: July 15, 2013, 08:25 »
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Don''t forget that the IS management is 'excited' to tell us that no payments have been made yet. You better watch your back when a manager is excited to tell you anything. Especially the managers at IS.

Who rules IS?

Is it luck?
Is it Fortuna?
Is it the IT department
Is it Greed?
Or is it the senior management? IS has plenty of managers. All of them (must be at least 100 men) have different ways to make clear to the single IT-guy how the problems should be solved

Best practice := No one knows how it should work but it works
Theory:= Everyone knows how it works but it doesn''tshow

At IS, Best practice and theory are united into their ultimate new business model: Nothing works and nobody knows why

Crying Out Loud (COL) or should it be Laughing Out Loud (LOL)
 :'(
At IS

« Reply #369 on: July 15, 2013, 08:42 »
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« Reply #370 on: July 15, 2013, 08:48 »
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I have got one pp dl showing for 9th May !!!

tab62

« Reply #371 on: July 15, 2013, 08:50 »
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any word or update on the PP pay date now?

« Reply #372 on: July 15, 2013, 09:01 »
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I have got one pp dl showing for 9th May !!!

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th

Shelma1

« Reply #373 on: July 15, 2013, 09:07 »
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« Reply #374 on: July 15, 2013, 09:08 »
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that is Yuri's number ;D


 

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