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Facebook is increasing minimum wage pay for contract workers

By Shawn Knight
May 13, 2019
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  1. After reviewing its options, the social network is taking additional steps that better reflect local costs of living.

    In the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City and Washington, D.C., Facebook is raising the minimum wage for contract workers to $20 per hour. In Seattle, workers will see minimum wages boosted to $18 an hour. The new wages will be implemented by the middle of next year, we’re told.

    For those that review content, wages will increase even more. Facebook said they’ll pay at least $22 per hour to employees of vendor partners in the Bay Area, NYC and Washington. Seattle residents will get $20 per hour and those in all other metro areas in the US will start at $18 per hour.

    Content reviewers also have access to on-site, trained professionals for individual and group counseling, Facebook said. The social network is additionally launching several new programs and tools to help with content reviewers’ well-being as outlined below:

    • We’re working with our vendor partners to deliver ongoing well-being and resiliency training. It’s important to make sure that every person on these teams has the skills they need to care for themselves and for each other.
    • For the first time, we’re adding preferences that let reviewers customize how they view certain content. For example, they can now choose to temporarily blur graphic images by default before reviewing them. We made these changes after hearing feedback that reviewers want more control over how they see content that can be challenging.
    • We’re now requiring all vendor partners to provide on-site counseling during all hours of operations, not just certain hours of each shift.
    • We’re rolling out a resiliency survey to all partner sites around the world to get a better sense of the needs of our reviewers. We’ll do these surveys twice a year and use the results to shape our programs and practices.

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  2. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Guru Posts: 977   +702

    They should dress them in blue and white uniforms with Facebook "F" armbands.

    This way they'll uniformly be able to censor us and throw us in Facebook Jail (re-education).
  3. avioza

    avioza TS Addict Posts: 198   +148

    While I would normally agree with the Orwellian comparison, this is a tough job looking all day at the darkest aspects of humanity including illegal activities that should be controlled. It is not a job I would want to do all day long.

    The alternative would be filtering it with software that would have other problems like missing things that should be stopped and blocking innocuous content.

    There is no easy solution.
  4. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Guru Posts: 977   +702

    yes there is: END FACEBOOK.

    Cite National Security reasons.

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