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« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2015, 12:17 »
+10
As a private individual, I have come to expect nothing of benefit to me from large publicly-owned corporations.....and, so far, I have not been disappointed. Every individual, whether employed or as freelance, has to work harder and harder for less and less reward to satisfy the demands of the stockholders for ever greater return. It's the way the system works and I'm used to it by now.  :(


« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2015, 13:18 »
0
There will be a raise.  For SHAREHOLDERS. Not for contributors.

To the people who thought SS would never screw contributors - Welcome to the inevitable, otherwise known as reality.

picture this from resident evil where the bad dude is on the top of the bldg when annie kicks him out of the chopper . then the eagle eye shot of all those zombies / infected humans come on him and ate him .
soon, there will be a movie similar to that based on microstocker and oringer  ;D

Semmick Photo

« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2015, 13:19 »
+8
As a private individual, I have come to expect nothing of benefit to me from large publicly-owned corporations.....and, so far, I have not been disappointed. Every individual, whether employed or as freelance, has to work harder and harder for less and less reward to satisfy the demands of the stockholders for ever greater return. It's the way the system works and I'm used to it by now.  :(
With all do respect, if everyone thinks like that, you give them free hand to screw you over till you have no other choice then to pack up and find a day job.

Reminds me of a docu called Food Inc. Chicken farmers squeezed dry by corporates  to the bone until they cave.

« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2015, 13:26 »
+1
As a private individual, I have come to expect nothing of benefit to me from large publicly-owned corporations.....and, so far, I have not been disappointed. Every individual, whether employed or as freelance, has to work harder and harder for less and less reward to satisfy the demands of the stockholders for ever greater return. It's the way the system works and I'm used to it by now.  :(
With all do respect, if everyone thinks like that, you give them free hand to screw you over till you have no other choice then to pack up and find a day job.

Reminds me of a docu called Food Inc. Chicken farmers squeezed dry by corporates  to the bone until they cave.

So what are YOU going to do about it?

« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2015, 13:30 »
+2
As a private individual, I have come to expect nothing of benefit to me from large publicly-owned corporations.....and, so far, I have not been disappointed. Every individual, whether employed or as freelance, has to work harder and harder for less and less reward to satisfy the demands of the stockholders for ever greater return. It's the way the system works and I'm used to it by now.  :(
With all do respect, if everyone thinks like that, you give them free hand to screw you over till you have no other choice then to pack up and find a day job.

Reminds me of a docu called Food Inc. Chicken farmers squeezed dry by corporates  to the bone until they cave.

So what are YOU going to do about it?

Given that it is publicly traded, you could buy shares.  ::)

Semmick Photo

« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2015, 13:44 »
+13
As a private individual, I have come to expect nothing of benefit to me from large publicly-owned corporations.....and, so far, I have not been disappointed. Every individual, whether employed or as freelance, has to work harder and harder for less and less reward to satisfy the demands of the stockholders for ever greater return. It's the way the system works and I'm used to it by now.  :(
With all do respect, if everyone thinks like that, you give them free hand to screw you over till you have no other choice then to pack up and find a day job.

Reminds me of a docu called Food Inc. Chicken farmers squeezed dry by corporates  to the bone until they cave.

So what are YOU going to do about it?
I closed several accounts and started my own site selling direct. What about you?

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2015, 17:03 »
+4
I was already wondering why subs were drying up and ODD's were nowhere to be founds these last few weeks. As if things couldn't get worse in microstock already. 

I think microstock is going to be very, very different, 3 years from now...

OM

« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2015, 18:20 »
+3
As a private individual, I have come to expect nothing of benefit to me from large publicly-owned corporations.....and, so far, I have not been disappointed. Every individual, whether employed or as freelance, has to work harder and harder for less and less reward to satisfy the demands of the stockholders for ever greater return. It's the way the system works and I'm used to it by now.  :(
With all do respect, if everyone thinks like that, you give them free hand to screw you over till you have no other choice then to pack up and find a day job.

Reminds me of a docu called Food Inc. Chicken farmers squeezed dry by corporates  to the bone until they cave.

So what are YOU going to do about it?

Given that it is publicly traded, you could buy shares.  ::)

And contribute to the biggest Ponzi on the planet...Wall Street....no thanks!  ;)

« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2015, 20:03 »
+13
As a private individual, I have come to expect nothing of benefit to me from large publicly-owned corporations.....and, so far, I have not been disappointed. Every individual, whether employed or as freelance, has to work harder and harder for less and less reward to satisfy the demands of the stockholders for ever greater return. It's the way the system works and I'm used to it by now.  :(
With all do respect, if everyone thinks like that, you give them free hand to screw you over till you have no other choice then to pack up and find a day job.

Reminds me of a docu called Food Inc. Chicken farmers squeezed dry by corporates  to the bone until they cave.

So what are YOU going to do about it?
To me the handwriting on the wall was when SS put a link on the Shutterstock landing page to send customers to OFFSET, where I was not allowed to contribute. That signaled a change - the SS I used to love - the one my images earned 6 figures in revenue for -  was gone. I quit creating images for microstock then and have moved on to other things.

« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2015, 20:15 »
+3
As a private individual, I have come to expect nothing of benefit to me from large publicly-owned corporations.....and, so far, I have not been disappointed. Every individual, whether employed or as freelance, has to work harder and harder for less and less reward to satisfy the demands of the stockholders for ever greater return. It's the way the system works and I'm used to it by now.  :(
With all do respect, if everyone thinks like that, you give them free hand to screw you over till you have no other choice then to pack up and find a day job.

Reminds me of a docu called Food Inc. Chicken farmers squeezed dry by corporates  to the bone until they cave.

So what are YOU going to do about it?

Given that it is publicly traded, you could buy shares.  ::)

And contribute to the biggest Ponzi on the planet...Wall Street....no thanks!  ;)

Always amazes me when people complain about how these corporations have no priority except making shareholders rich but then refuse to become a shareholder. Which is it? Huge amounts of profit being funneled away from contributors? Or a risky scheme where you end up with nothing?

Stay a victim. Beg for handouts from the mothercorp. Blame 'them' for keeping you down.

Enjoy the ride.

« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2015, 01:55 »
+1
As a private individual, I have come to expect nothing of benefit to me from large publicly-owned corporations.....and, so far, I have not been disappointed. Every individual, whether employed or as freelance, has to work harder and harder for less and less reward to satisfy the demands of the stockholders for ever greater return. It's the way the system works and I'm used to it by now.  :(
With all do respect, if everyone thinks like that, you give them free hand to screw you over till you have no other choice then to pack up and find a day job.

Reminds me of a docu called Food Inc. Chicken farmers squeezed dry by corporates  to the bone until they cave.

So what are YOU going to do about it?
I closed several accounts and started my own site selling direct. What about you?

You closed your shutterstock account? No, of course you didnt...  ::)

(This thread is about SS. You should know, you started it.)


« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2015, 02:57 »
+12
Its sad that SS, that was long seen as positive and contributor-friendly, seems to have trudged away in a different direction. First came the BS takeover when many contributors were left off the 'bridge' and ended up with ridiculously low sub royalties that undercut even SS sub commissions. Then, in many recent months many contributors have seen a declining trend in downloads (I surely have), probably due to the massive growth in content at the agency.  And finally there's been no raise for contributors in a long, long time ..

The sheen has certainly worn off. Sad.  :(

« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2015, 03:49 »
+14
Every king can loose his crown fast...

« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2015, 05:35 »
+5
I believe the next move from SS is the introduction of some sort of Bigstock level structure for contributors, cutting even more from that .38 that pay us.

Tror

« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2015, 05:36 »
+4
I believe the next move from SS is the introduction of some sort of Bigstock level structure for contributors, cutting even more from that .38 that pay us.

Thats possible.

« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2015, 07:29 »
-2
As a private individual, I have come to expect nothing of benefit to me from large publicly-owned corporations.....and, so far, I have not been disappointed. Every individual, whether employed or as freelance, has to work harder and harder for less and less reward to satisfy the demands of the stockholders for ever greater return. It's the way the system works and I'm used to it by now.  :(
With all do respect, if everyone thinks like that, you give them free hand to screw you over till you have no other choice then to pack up and find a day job.

Reminds me of a docu called Food Inc. Chicken farmers squeezed dry by corporates  to the bone until they cave.

So what are YOU going to do about it?

Given that it is publicly traded, you could buy shares.  ::)

And contribute to the biggest Ponzi on the planet...Wall Street....no thanks!  ;)

shareholders my @r$e. yes, you are right, the biggest Ponzi on the planet. shareholders are no better than scavengers, as they will sell the ss stock soon enough once they made their profit.
i suppose when the stocks crash it will be karma for them for * the contributors dry ;D

remember what goes around comes around...

« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2015, 08:46 »
0
As a private individual, I have come to expect nothing of benefit to me from large publicly-owned corporations.....and, so far, I have not been disappointed. Every individual, whether employed or as freelance, has to work harder and harder for less and less reward to satisfy the demands of the stockholders for ever greater return. It's the way the system works and I'm used to it by now.  :(
With all do respect, if everyone thinks like that, you give them free hand to screw you over till you have no other choice then to pack up and find a day job.

Reminds me of a docu called Food Inc. Chicken farmers squeezed dry by corporates  to the bone until they cave.

So what are YOU going to do about it?

Given that it is publicly traded, you could buy shares.  ::)

And contribute to the biggest Ponzi on the planet...Wall Street....no thanks!  ;)

shareholders my @r$e. yes, you are right, the biggest Ponzi on the planet. shareholders are no better than scavengers, as they will sell the ss stock soon enough once they made their profit.
i suppose when the stocks crash it will be karma for them for * the contributors dry ;D

remember what goes around comes around...[/c
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I hate to say it but I cannot wait for the day a BIG MESSAGE is sent to one of the agencies, particularly a big agency.


« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2015, 11:01 »
+2
Yes, the key players stand to make more money if they drive the stock prices higher by squeezing contributors. However they do not rely on that solely to make money from SSTK

They regularly grant themselves stock at a cost to themselves of 0$

For instance  on 04/13/2015 they granted the new Chief Marketing Officer Aditi Javeri Gokhale 42,000 shares of SSTK - Award at $0 per share

They also set up automatic trades to sell this stock and then grant themselves more at a cost of $0 every few months.

http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/Stock/SSTK/insideractions

Rinderart

« Reply #43 on: April 18, 2015, 11:29 »
+4
I was already wondering why subs were drying up and ODD's were nowhere to be founds these last few weeks. As if things couldn't get worse in microstock already. 

I think microstock is going to be very, very different, 3 years from now...

try One year.

« Reply #44 on: April 18, 2015, 14:17 »
+9
I was already wondering why subs were drying up and ODD's were nowhere to be founds these last few weeks. As if things couldn't get worse in microstock already. 

I think microstock is going to be very, very different, 3 years from now...

try One year.

We are seeing it NOW!!

« Reply #45 on: April 18, 2015, 16:18 »
0
Yes, the key players stand to make more money if they drive the stock prices higher by squeezing contributors. However they do not rely on that solely to make money from SSTK

They regularly grant themselves stock at a cost to themselves of 0$

For instance  on 04/13/2015 they granted the new Chief Marketing Officer Aditi Javeri Gokhale 42,000 shares of SSTK - Award at $0 per share

They also set up automatic trades to sell this stock and then grant themselves more at a cost of $0 every few months.

http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/Stock/SSTK/insideractions


Wish they would do that for contributors...

« Reply #46 on: April 18, 2015, 17:34 »
+4
Yes, the key players stand to make more money if they drive the stock prices higher by squeezing contributors. However they do not rely on that solely to make money from SSTK

They regularly grant themselves stock at a cost to themselves of 0$

For instance  on 04/13/2015 they granted the new Chief Marketing Officer Aditi Javeri Gokhale 42,000 shares of SSTK - Award at $0 per share

They also set up automatic trades to sell this stock and then grant themselves more at a cost of $0 every few months.

http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/Stock/SSTK/insideractions


Wish they would do that for contributors...


*not holding breath*

« Reply #47 on: April 20, 2015, 22:21 »
+5
No single OOD and SOD in last week, which is very strange and disappointing.

Seems like SS agents do not read this forum anymore, so no point of complaining. It has come to a point either you keep contributing or go away with your files and make better use of them elsewhere.

« Reply #48 on: April 21, 2015, 04:41 »
0
Yes, the key players stand to make more money if they drive the stock prices higher by squeezing contributors. However they do not rely on that solely to make money from SSTK

They regularly grant themselves stock at a cost to themselves of 0$

For instance  on 04/13/2015 they granted the new Chief Marketing Officer Aditi Javeri Gokhale 42,000 shares of SSTK - Award at $0 per share

They also set up automatic trades to sell this stock and then grant themselves more at a cost of $0 every few months.

http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/Stock/SSTK/insideractions


Not to get too off topic, but how does granting the stock work? Do they have a stockpile of shares from the initial offering that they give out or are they "printing" new shares, so diluting the value of each share out there already?

If it's the former I can't see the problem, if the latter then I cant understand how its legal as the company has to be run for the benefit of the existing share holders who will see the value of their shares reduced when new ones are created?

« Reply #49 on: April 21, 2015, 05:04 »
+1
As a private individual, I have come to expect nothing of benefit to me from large publicly-owned corporations.....and, so far, I have not been disappointed. Every individual, whether employed or as freelance, has to work harder and harder for less and less reward to satisfy the demands of the stockholders for ever greater return. It's the way the system works and I'm used to it by now.  :(
With all do respect, if everyone thinks like that, you give them free hand to screw you over till you have no other choice then to pack up and find a day job.

Reminds me of a docu called Food Inc. Chicken farmers squeezed dry by corporates  to the bone until they cave.

So what are YOU going to do about it?
I closed several accounts and started my own site selling direct. What about you?

Any of the big earners, though?

It's easy to close an account on an agency which is responsible for 1% of your income, how about 15%+ range?


 

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