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I Said My Piece

I said my piece.

Or rather, I wrote my piece. , this is another post about the bubble world. You have been warned.

So, I made a redemption last June 30. July is gone and we are almost at the end of the first week of August. Still nothing. Not even an email notification acknowledging my . I'm sure I followed the rules and the terms of agreement. Yet, I've seen and read posts about people getting paid their July redemptions. ? You bet it is! Seems all the late June payout request were swept under the rug to be buried in all that dirt and it seems to be forgotten like it never happened. Wrote them a couple of emails asking about the status of my redemption but all I got was their canned responses. Already reached $50 but I refuse to make a redemption until the previous one is paid. I thought to myself that I'd go on a posting hiatus there until all is settled so I decided to just update the tags in my previous posts. Turned out, all the updates were showing up in the notifications lists of my connections so I had to write a disclaimer. Took that opportunity to tell it as it is and really felt better about it.

Decided to stop posting there but I'd still log in to support my connections there and report violators. Figured that I'll wait for my bank to creep up to a certain amount and then I'll cash out even though I have heard nothing about my previous one. I don't want to lose out more money to that site. I don't want my hard earned funds to pop like a bubble! It ain't about the money, it is about the principle involved. I complied and followed their rules, I expect to be paid for my contributions.

End of .

Apologies if this is another post about you know what but I just had to write this.

Yes, I feel better now. Thanks for reading.


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bestwriter wrote on August 4, 2014, 10:42 PM

You sure have said your 'piece' and not your 'peace' Nothing peaceful here (lol)

GaryBourgeault wrote on August 5, 2014, 12:17 AM

As many writers have said, this isn't an unusual occurrence. To me it's more the lack of communication that causes a lack of surety and concern.

allen0187 wrote on August 5, 2014, 1:20 AM

&bestwrite , I think I kept the peace! LOL! I'm still there being a dutiful member of the site reporting violators and spammers and reading and interacting with my connections. LOL!

allen0187 wrote on August 5, 2014, 1:25 AM

Well said GaryBourgeault , lack of communication is the culprit here.

I would have been fine if they said, 'Sorry, we messed up, we are working on your redemption now.' or even 'We didn't process your redemption because you violated so and so and so...' and iI would have asked follow up questions to remedy the situation but so far i have nothing... a big fat zero!!!

AliCanary wrote on August 5, 2014, 3:16 AM

I understand. I was putting off another redemption until I received my last one (7/15), but, well, my bank got back up to $70, and I freaked out a little. I just redeemed again, so let's wish each other luck!

SandraLynn wrote on August 5, 2014, 4:33 AM

I'm hearing this more and more. :( I've got one sitting; supposed to receive it by the 17th, so I'm on the pins and needles. It's very frustrating to not have that confidence that you'll be paid :( How can we continue to contribute in this way? :(

Well, I say WE - I don't contribute there regularly anymore...not because of lack of payment. I wish for everyone resolution in all things regarding payment!

nbaquero wrote on August 5, 2014, 7:35 AM

GaryBourgeault You are absolutely right, I have been saying this all along since I joined the site. Communication is almost inexistent. From the top management down, they don't understand that Communication is a key success factor. Unlike Persona Paper where we have a fluid and honest communication.

nbaquero wrote on August 5, 2014, 7:37 AM

allen0187 Well I think you needed to vent so there is nothing wrong with that, at a certain extent we are here to support each other. Good luck with you pending redemption.

Scorpie wrote on August 5, 2014, 11:19 AM

Can you write it sounding like James Earl Jones?

BarbRad wrote on August 5, 2014, 3:36 PM

I also redeemedon June 30. I did receive my echeck and it cleared, some time in late July if I remember right. I don't have the records where I am now. I know others who redeemed the first week of July got paid before I did. Meanwhile, I reached over $50 again but did not redeem until my payment came through. I redeemed again on July 24 (so I was probably paid the June 30 redemption by then), and they said I'd get my payment by August 23. I'm holding my breath.

FreyaYuki wrote on August 5, 2014, 4:26 PM

Sorry to hear you haven't received your redemption from that site yet. Hope you get it soon. Maybe you can try emailing them again? Or using the contact us form on the site?

vserrao1 wrote on August 6, 2014, 11:59 AM

I know how you feel. I am waiting for my July 6 Redemption, but I have not heard anything. I will reduce my activity over there.

FourWalls wrote on August 6, 2014, 2:41 PM

They need to be proactive and deal with this. Their alternative is to not deal with it, driving the legitimate writers away and leaving them awash in spammers and plagiarizers.

WordChazer wrote on August 6, 2014, 3:12 PM

Yes, it's the lack of communication for me too. Because if you broke one of the 'rules' that they hadn't posted about (that wasn't obvious either) then how can you go about making things better for next time, if there is a next time, if you don't know what they're calling wrong? I lost my rag with them last night and wrote them a really stinking email. I even told them I didn't expect to have anything except the usual automated reply. Probably lost my latest redemption there and then but I HATE people who don't communicate.

WordChazer wrote on August 6, 2014, 3:13 PM

BarbRad don't hold your breath, you could go blue...

WordChazer wrote on August 6, 2014, 3:16 PM

I actually had what amounted to a personalised response from them last night but I can't work out whether it was to my stinking email or not, as there was no previous mail reply chain attached. The writer apologised for not responding to all my previous reports of spam, and thanked me for being so diligent. I hate spam as much as the next writer, so I'll carry on being diligent. If. They. Pay. Me.

allen0187 wrote on August 6, 2014, 8:49 PM

Misspelled your name bestwriter in my reply to you. Apologies.

allen0187 wrote on August 6, 2014, 9:00 PM

I can but then every time someone reads it, they have to hum the Imperial Death March loudly.

allen0187 wrote on August 6, 2014, 9:03 PM

They owe me a little over $52 from June and recently I made a redemption for over $60. No sense in leaving that amount of cash to a site that I hardly have any faith in anymore.

allen0187 wrote on August 6, 2014, 9:05 PM

I emailed them and I used the 'contact us' form multiple times. Every single time all I got was the automated canned response. It was frustrating!

bestwriter wrote on August 6, 2014, 9:08 PM

Call me PPer. That will be nice. And only if you want to tag me I suppose you have to type it correctly :)

Scorpie wrote on August 6, 2014, 9:32 PM

I'm in.

allen0187 wrote on August 8, 2014, 9:13 AM

Well, good luck to both of us AliCanary . May we be paid for all our hard work at that site!

allen0187 wrote on August 8, 2014, 9:15 AM

Sitting on pins and needles is a great way to describe the situation. It seems that site doesn't mind that people are having payment issues.

allen0187 wrote on August 8, 2014, 9:18 AM

Saw your comments in other posts and you do make a poi t, if they want garbage posts, they'll get garbage posts! Although, they have garbage posts coming out of their ears already! LOL!

allen0187 wrote on August 8, 2014, 9:21 AM

&AbbyG , I understand you. I stopped positing there but continue to interact with my connections. Not the 'Nice post! Keep bubbling!' comment but actual interaction in the posts.

allen0187 wrote on August 8, 2014, 9:22 AM

Perhaps that's what they want in their site, spammers and plagiarists! LOL!

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on August 19, 2014, 7:48 PM

Well, at least you feel better now.