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Gary SwartInternet United States of America
Gary Swart Gary Swart ODesk ODesk contractors are using computer bots to run up large bills, but ODesk ignores it to boost their sales Internet
I am the CEO of a software company, SearchMan LLC, working on the industry's first do-it-yourself SEO software.
We are located in San Francisco and found out about ODesk.com which is nearby. We needed a function created and I hired a contractor by the name of Louie Santiano. He billed at $16.67 an hour which was fair and at first his work was great. However, after a year, he stopped responding to emails, but was showing a high level of work output through the ODesk Desktop App which monitors their work output. It turns out that the contractor disappeared, but was having a computer bot type in "0", "backspace", "0", "backspace" etc, to keep the work output high so he could keep billing.
I understand that Odesk is not responsible for work output, for obvious reasons.
However, my concerns with Odesk are:
1) My Odesk dashboard said he was doing a decent work output (based off the green bar). [continued below]....
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