MicrostockGroup Sponsors


Author Topic: PP Sales Anxiety  (Read 55159 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

mlwinphoto

« Reply #525 on: July 19, 2013, 21:09 »
0
Ha..half way through...I only have one PP for May..

You're one ahead of me..... :o


« Reply #526 on: July 20, 2013, 00:33 »
+1
There's been a little jump overnight. I've got an almost plausible figure for the 21st and 22nd.

« Reply #527 on: July 20, 2013, 01:45 »
+13
I just got banned from the istock forum.


Dear Bruce,

The administration team at iStockphoto has revoked your forum privileges.  Comments from iStockphoto Administrators (if any):

Take a break from it for a while. You\'ve been overly active repeating the same comments since the beginning. If you have an interest in participating beyond trolling you can let me know.

Lobo

If you would like to discuss this with client relations, please email help@istockphoto.com.

Best Regards,
iStockphoto.com


He probably has a point but my frustration with this mess and my need to make the payout cutoff is got me pretty much upset. I'm 8.32 away from the 100.00 needed, and been that way for the past 3 weeks. About to close out the account if I ever make it to the 100.00. Flat out frustrated.

It's mind-boggling - Istock f*cks up - does not hold any deadline they set themselves, stops communicating about it and then treats the contributors with arrogance if they complain about it. Class act, Class act. Oh yeah - professionals deal with professionals.

Well then, istock. people you ban are not gonna stop complaining - they just will complain in spots where you cannot immediately calm them down or have "better control" of what is said. I am sure that is gonna improve Istocks reputation tremendously.

« Reply #528 on: July 20, 2013, 02:00 »
0
ja, thats what I do whenever I have the chance.

Phadrea

    This user is banned.
« Reply #529 on: July 20, 2013, 03:34 »
+2
I just got banned from the istock forum.


Dear Bruce,

The administration team at iStockphoto has revoked your forum privileges.  Comments from iStockphoto Administrators (if any):

Take a break from it for a while. You\'ve been overly active repeating the same comments since the beginning. If you have an interest in participating beyond trolling you can let me know.

Lobo

If you would like to discuss this with client relations, please email help@istockphoto.com.

Best Regards,
iStockphoto.com


He probably has a point but my frustration with this mess and my need to make the payout cutoff is got me pretty much upset. I'm 8.32 away from the 100.00 needed, and been that way for the past 3 weeks. About to close out the account if I ever make it to the 100.00. Flat out frustrated.


It's mind-boggling - Istock f*cks up - does not hold any deadline they set themselves, stops communicating about it and then treats the contributors with arrogance if they complain about it. Class act, Class act. Oh yeah - professionals deal with professionals.

Well then, istock. people you ban are not gonna stop complaining - they just will complain in spots where you cannot immediately calm them down or have "better control" of what is said. I am sure that is gonna improve Istocks reputation tremendously.



This springs to mind ;-)


Chaos in the Restaurant - Fawlty Towers - The Hotel Inspectors - BBC

« Reply #530 on: July 20, 2013, 04:25 »
0
Hmmm things seem to move!  :)

ShadySue

« Reply #531 on: July 20, 2013, 04:58 »
+3
I bet he's never had to wait three weeks or more for his wages.

« Reply #532 on: July 20, 2013, 05:09 »
+19
Sent them a support ticket last nite to close my account, I'm done with them. I don't make that much anymore with them anyway. I used to cash out every month with them. I don't need the aggravation.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #533 on: July 20, 2013, 06:07 »
+11
Sent them a support ticket last nite to close my account, I'm done with them. I don't make that much anymore with them anyway. I used to cash out every month with them. I don't need the aggravation.

Well done. I wish I could afford to ditch them.

Secretly I'm hoping they will sink so deep they'll never recover from it. They don't deserve any better. If only another agency would take over the loss of income, besides Shutterstock...

Shelma1

« Reply #534 on: July 20, 2013, 07:06 »
+3
"June's PP payments are still on track to be delivered on schedule." -Lobo

Oh yeah? I don't see any yet. And maybe 10% of my May payments so far. You think the other 190% are gonna come in this weekend? About as likely as me riding a unicorn.

« Reply #535 on: July 20, 2013, 07:12 »
0
"June's PP payments are still on track to be delivered on schedule." -Lobo

Oh yeah? I don't see any yet. And maybe 10% of my May payments so far. You think the other 190% are gonna come in this weekend? About as likely as me riding a unicorn.

Lobo types this as he's laughing uncontrollably.

Ron

« Reply #536 on: July 20, 2013, 07:17 »
+3
Only at IS they treat fixing a complete and utter clusterfvck as an achievement.

« Reply #537 on: July 20, 2013, 07:26 »
0
Only at IS they treat fixing a complete and utter clusterfvck as an achievement.

They will go celebrate with the Ringling Brothers.

Phadrea

    This user is banned.
« Reply #538 on: July 20, 2013, 07:35 »
+1
I remember only 4 or 5 years ago posting on the IS forums and any hint of criticism, questioning I was duly beaten down with sticks in a quite condescending way from fellow contributors defending like an army of ants protecting their colony. Some were big players who are no longer with IS. How times have changed.

« Reply #539 on: July 20, 2013, 09:57 »
0
There's been a little jump overnight. I've got an almost plausible figure for the 21st and 22nd.
Yes same here for 20th, 21st, 22nd

lisafx

« Reply #540 on: July 20, 2013, 11:53 »
0
There's been a little jump overnight. I've got an almost plausible figure for the 21st and 22nd.

Yes, me too, for exactly the same two days.  The numbers are what I would expect to see for a weekday. 

Lets hope they are working out the kinks and we will start seeing the rest of the days fill up. 

« Reply #541 on: July 20, 2013, 13:19 »
+8
I remain appalled and quite frankly astonished that nobody senior to their fool of a "moderator" has bothered to acknowledge or reassure the people who pay their wages that this is of serious concern and is rightly very high on, or at the top of their to do list.

When it comes to working and communicating with their shareholders* I can't decide whether Istockphoto are arrogant, naive or just a bunch of dim bulbs.

* If you consider our portfolios as an asset and contribution to their success.

« Reply #542 on: July 20, 2013, 16:42 »
+1
I remain appalled and quite frankly astonished that nobody senior to their fool of a "moderator" has bothered to acknowledge or reassure the people who pay their wages

The still remember how Kelly was stripped, flayed and hung out to dry by the community, so none of them are willing to venture into the steel cage.

« Reply #543 on: July 20, 2013, 16:46 »
+5
I remain appalled and quite frankly astonished that nobody senior to their fool of a "moderator" has bothered to acknowledge or reassure the people who pay their wages that this is of serious concern and is rightly very high on, or at the top of their to do list.

When it comes to working and communicating with their shareholders* I can't decide whether Istockphoto are arrogant, naive or just a bunch of dim bulbs.

* If you consider our portfolios as an asset and contribution to their success.

It's reminiscent of some situations I've been in, particularly with acquisition situations.  "Worker bees" are not authorized to make decisions, issue statements or express opinions.  New "consultants" and middle & upper management comes in.  Meetings increase but action items are few and far between.  Lots of discussion without any real activity.  No real master plan and those in lower level positions are left wondering what they are allowed to do or say, policy changes are not well communicated internally, lots of confusion and many are just trying to stay under the radar to keep a paycheck coming in. 

tab62

« Reply #544 on: July 20, 2013, 23:54 »
0
Getting some PP now- about 25% so far thus a positive sign for a nice change...

ShadySue

« Reply #545 on: July 21, 2013, 05:58 »
0
Getting some PP now- about 25% so far thus a positive sign for a nice change...
It was hinted that part of the difficulty was caused by running the script during the week, when there's more customer activity, so hopefully they can churn out more over the weekend. If not, it'll slow down again tomorrow, no doubt.
Good luck all, though it's ridiculous to have to wish 'good luck' on whether you will acutally get paid.

« Reply #546 on: July 21, 2013, 06:46 »
0
Getting some PP now- about 25% so far thus a positive sign for a nice change...
It was hinted that part of the difficulty was caused by running the script during the week, when there's more customer activity, so hopefully they can churn out more over the weekend. If not, it'll slow down again tomorrow, no doubt.
Good luck all, though it's ridiculous to have to wish 'good luck' on whether you will acutally get paid.
I did get some more sales reported yesterday (after a few many days ago). However, nothing in the last 12-18 hours. I'm betting the process is hung again. On the weekend even.

« Reply #547 on: July 21, 2013, 07:30 »
0
I seem to have about a week's worth of sales reported now and from the 21-26th it seems to be about 25% up on an average week for the year so far. Hopefully they won't get reduced later on after the reassessment of the "run".

« Reply #548 on: July 21, 2013, 07:50 »
+2
I remain appalled and quite frankly astonished that nobody senior to their fool of a "moderator" has bothered to acknowledge or reassure the people who pay their wages that this is of serious concern and is rightly very high on, or at the top of their to do list.

When it comes to working and communicating with their shareholders* I can't decide whether Istockphoto are arrogant, naive or just a bunch of dim bulbs.

* If you consider our portfolios as an asset and contribution to their success.

It's reminiscent of some situations I've been in, particularly with acquisition situations.  "Worker bees" are not authorized to make decisions, issue statements or express opinions.  New "consultants" and middle & upper management comes in.  Meetings increase but action items are few and far between.  Lots of discussion without any real activity.  No real master plan and those in lower level positions are left wondering what they are allowed to do or say, policy changes are not well communicated internally, lots of confusion and many are just trying to stay under the radar to keep a paycheck coming in.

You're bang on there Bear....that is until by some quirk of fate a good thing happens - at which point there is a general stampede to claim the credit for it. I believe this is called a meritocracy.

Looks like 40-50% of May has come in - no doubt someone at IS will try to sell this as a success and ask for a pay increase at their next performance review. Bleeuuucchh.


Shelma1

« Reply #549 on: July 21, 2013, 11:53 »
0
Only about 25% of my sales are in so far. The first 2/3 of the month...and a couple of days at the end...are still missing or way under reported.


 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
1 Replies
4208 Views
Last post February 28, 2007, 16:06
by madelaide
2 Replies
1656 Views
Last post August 07, 2008, 10:37
by Whiz
1 Replies
4043 Views
Last post February 01, 2011, 06:50
by Duncan_CSP
1 Replies
2733 Views
Last post December 27, 2012, 15:44
by Microbius
6 Replies
6542 Views
Last post June 19, 2013, 05:33
by jjneff

Sponsors

Microstock Poll Results