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« Reply #425 on: July 16, 2013, 01:04 »
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My sales at shutterstock continue to rise every month, while my sales at iStock dropped by almost half this month (if the month continues as badly as it started).

My sales at SS are always poor, despite uploading more images. My sales at IS are much better and I sell more images these days. It would just be nice if they actually paid out what they owe. What I cant understand is why Getty would be in financial trouble. Oxymoron really.


« Reply #426 on: July 16, 2013, 01:13 »
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My sales at shutterstock continue to rise every month, while my sales at iStock dropped by almost half this month (if the month continues as badly as it started).

My sales at SS are always poor, despite uploading more images. My sales at IS are much better and I sell more images these days. It would just be nice if they actually paid out what they owe. What I cant understand is why Getty would be in financial trouble. Oxymoron really.

The only thing that would cause Getty financial problems that I can think of would be that they mortgaged the company - possibly to pay for buying it (H&F took out an gargantuan loan against it when they had it) - and got the expectations of future income wrong. I'm not saying that's happened but that is the sort of behaviour that sinks giant companies.

« Reply #427 on: July 16, 2013, 03:35 »
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Maybe the IT chappies* should stop watching endless re-runs of "The Big Bang Theory" and read more books about computer bits and bobs. Or they should buy some new gear.

*In all probability they are in the same boat as IT crews I've seen at much larger blue chip companies; under-resourced, underpaid, overwhelmed and generally dropped in it whenever the claggy stuff hits the fan. But I still want me loot and sharpish!



tab62

« Reply #428 on: July 16, 2013, 11:40 »
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is the PP payout over for the month of May? If so, I am screwed! It is about 5% of my other months!

« Reply #429 on: July 16, 2013, 11:42 »
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is the PP payout over for the month of May? If so, I am screwed! It is about 5% of my other months!

5% - think yourself lucky! I've got two sales instead of maybe 400.  It's nonsense. Sales did not stop dead on May 1.

Ron

« Reply #430 on: July 16, 2013, 11:42 »
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I just had my first PP sale for May recorded, my first and last is what I wonder about.

« Reply #431 on: July 16, 2013, 11:49 »
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is the PP payout over for the month of May? If so, I am screwed! It is about 5% of my other months!



http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=354958&messageid=6915924
"Things will continue to be paid out, albeit slowly. We have broken the payments out into smaller batches to ensure we can catch any issues and resolve them in a quicker time frame."

Obviously script has not run for all days. And as I'm still on zero I hope that also not for all contributors

« Reply #432 on: July 16, 2013, 11:51 »
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Yikes, this felt weird :   my sales just went up with about 30 $, so I thought :  yessss, PP's are coming!! 
One quick look at the stats page told me the PP's were still almost zero.   
I finally found out I had 4 EL's of 7,68 $ each (same subject, same hour, so probably same customer).
I never thought I'd ever be disappointed to see 4 EL's ...

« Reply #433 on: July 16, 2013, 11:59 »
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Just had a PP sale show up for May...I guess it chugging along again

« Reply #434 on: July 16, 2013, 12:41 »
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Just had my 3rd PP sale. WOW.... HAPPY      >:(

IS asked me to fill out a questionaire as a contributor. Which I did.

Their question was if I had anything to say on how they could improve the relation (with a contributor)

I wrote them:

- Meet the expectations  created
- Give updates on a regular base when something is faulty ( like PP for may and June), hour bu hour, 24x7
- Increase my income by 60% not decreasing it by 60%

Shelma1

« Reply #435 on: July 16, 2013, 14:23 »
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I wrote PAY ME.

Noedelhap

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« Reply #436 on: July 16, 2013, 14:33 »
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I wrote:

Pay us contributors our PP royalties on time, instead of letting wait for weeks after the deadline.

« Reply #437 on: July 16, 2013, 15:09 »
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I have two May dls after five days of them running the payout. That should be far less than 1% of my total. They are going to pay June once they finish posting "slowly" for May. If the current rate progress is maintained it will take about another 670 days to finish my May script. So I'm hoping that there are no further delays and we can get this out of the way by early 2015 so the June 2013 script can start running.

Ron

« Reply #438 on: July 16, 2013, 16:13 »
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I have two May dls after five days of them running the payout. That should be far less than 1% of my total. They are going to pay June once they finish posting "slowly" for May. If the current rate progress is maintained it will take about another 670 days to finish my May script. So I'm hoping that there are no further delays and we can get this out of the way by early 2015 so the June 2013 script can start running.
Aahahahaha, man I almost chocked laughing !  ;D ;D

Ron

« Reply #439 on: July 16, 2013, 17:53 »
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This is what  am picturing going on at Istock at the moment

The Canon Pocketronic Calculator

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #440 on: July 16, 2013, 19:09 »
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how many of us haven't reported May sales in the Poll here? Tyler, is there a way to do so?

update: just got a 3rd PP sale through, for the 14th.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2013, 04:32 by gillian »

« Reply #441 on: July 17, 2013, 08:18 »
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This is what  am picturing going on at Istock at the moment

The Canon Pocketronic Calculator


Or an abacus.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #442 on: July 17, 2013, 08:56 »
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Any words of wisdom from Lobo or any of the staff over in iS Forums?


« Reply #443 on: July 17, 2013, 09:20 »
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Any words of wisdom from Lobo or any of the staff over in iS Forums?
No

« Reply #444 on: July 17, 2013, 09:23 »
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Any words of wisdom from Lobo or any of the staff over in iS Forums?

He has "managed to get this escalated pretty high up the chain" - which probably means the Assistant Vice President in charge of Facility Management  ;D

« Reply #445 on: July 17, 2013, 09:36 »
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Imagine not being able to effect any change, and not being able to talk about it yet you still get paid.  Someone's job got a whole lot easier, if also a whole lot more temporary.  ;)

« Reply #446 on: July 17, 2013, 10:06 »
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i have only one pp dl now showing in the 14th of may. so they report the dls in a random order

« Reply #447 on: July 17, 2013, 10:24 »
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First(and only) PP download for May, 14th.  :D ;D


« Reply #448 on: July 17, 2013, 11:01 »
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If you get a response to a comment in the PP forum its either a meaningless platitude at best or scorn and derision at worst. I wrote to Contributor Relations....three days ago....No reply as yet although I see someone has posted a vacuous response in the PP forum.

IS' attitude seems to be "send us an e-mail or comment in the forum and we'll ignore it later". As for being "escalated up the chain" what does that mean? On the basis a large swathe of your suppliers have not been paid for services rendered it ought to be the first thing on Ellen Desmarais' To Do List now that other important stuff like who makes her coffee, where is her parking space and the location of the staff canteen have been dealt with.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #449 on: July 17, 2013, 11:45 »
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[] I wrote to Contributor Relations....three days ago....No reply as yet although I see someone has posted a vacuous response in the PP forum.
[]


I wrote them too some days ago.

Here is part of the answer:

"Thank you for your message and I do apologize for the delay in response.  We are currently experiencing higher than normal contact volumes and appreciate your patience.

We are looking to resolve the errors related to the stalled PP sales for May. Please keep your eye on the following forum for when these stats will be updated.
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=354644&page=1 "



But the thread has been locked  :-\
« Last Edit: July 17, 2013, 11:48 by Beppe Grillo »


 

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