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@Jason I get your point but we don't pay for just cost; we pay for cost, service, experience at a flat rate. Its not how us society works.
I'm gonna do a commission experiment to test out hourly pay instead of a flat rate. This is just to see how it works for me and may not be how I continue to do things.I'm opening just 2 slots to start, i may add more if they're small. Info in comments
Do you really think that would happen? We need to work towards fairness....Do we need to adjust our tax rates?
Yes. Make everyone pay the same flat rate. Everyone. Those who make more will pay more because that’s how math works.
Merc also win every year so they get a bigger cut unlike Ferrari haven’t done shit in years but get a massive cut just for showing up clowns.
Do you know how the system works. The more points you score the bigger entry fee you pay. It's £500k flat rate for every team then £5k for every point scored. So Merc have been paying the more entry fee every season that every other team.
Ahhhhhhhhhh, you are a Marxist.And that is where the conversation ends.Have a good day, and if you are lucky, someone else will be paying for it.
No - it’s how our tax works! Flat rate is unfair - tiered means that those earning under £12k pay least, those earning over £60k pay most for the benefit of all.
First off, never charge a flat rate for anything. I always say the worst project you can do is a free project for a friend, and the second worst is anything flat rated. Both will have endless rounds of feedback and the expecatation that you will do these rounds under the original bid. People don’t value free work, and they under value flat rated work. If someone offers me 500 bucks to edit a video, I would rather say I would do it for 20 bucks an hour. Even though 20 bucks is well under my normal rate, it’s sill better then a flat rate because now every “exploration” “new direction”, etc. costs them something. If I do a killer edit in 5 hours and the client is stoked with that edit, and it’s only going to cost them 100 bucks, 9/10 times they will have zero changes. But that same project in the 500 dollar flat rate scenario I’ll get the “ this is great but…” followed by a request for several changes, usually things that don’t make the video better and often lead to it being worse. This is usually because clients want to add their own creativity to yours, they want to be involved, or when they show their friends your video, they want to be able to say they “helped” or added their own creativity to yours. This is human nature. Being a part of the creative is fun, and when a client pays you good money, they want to be a part of the fun. 10x true with flat rated projects. But now they are involved, and their direction is only making the edit worse because they can’t properly explain what they want, or don’t understand what makes a good edit. So the edit is getting worse, they aren’t happy about that, and they give even more feedback that makes the edit worse and now your project is spiralling out of control and your stuck in endless rounds of changes. You can’t even tell what is and isn’t working anymore because you’ve seen this edit a thousand times and it’s all just mush now. Sometimes you watch the original edit, and that makes you happy, because it was great. At some point the client realizes the same thing and has you go back to the edit but also make some small changes to that edit that’s starts the whole process over again. This is a slight exaggeration but you get the point. But if that same project is hourly. Like say, “I will do this project for 45 an hour and I estimate it will take 10 hours”, now when the client makes changes, everyone wins, you win because you’ll get more money and they win because they get to be involved. But they also catch on fast, that unnecessary changes are…unnecessary. And so they won’t ask you for round after round of changes, and are more likely to except things that are already working. I charge every where from 20 bucks to 65 bucks an hour depending on how busy I am, the relationship, the type of project, but I never do flat rates!
I went to school to be a mechanic. I graduated top of my class. I started at Firestone tire as a hourly mechanic making just above minimum wage. I worked there about a year, and was doing well. But then a customer left, then came back and claimed I clipped a yellow pole backing out of the garage. There was evidence of yellow paint on the car, and we did have yellow poles at the top of the garage. Since they couldn't prove either way, but they were very strict on this kind of stuff, they basically said leave volunteer and we will put a good word for you, or we fire you. I chose to leave. Lucky for me (I thought at the time) a local Kia dealer was hiring, and basically hired me on spot, flat rate, at $12hr. Man better pay, and better position how lucky. Except as it turns out a new mechanic with limited experience and tools does not do very well flat rate (paid by the job per book time no matter how long it took me to do it), add in the fact that the shop was slow, and it was a recipe for disaster. I kid you not one week even thou I was in the shop for 40+hrs I literally got paid for 2hrs which was a check for like $20. Any way eventually the shop was slow I got laid off. Desperate for a job I applied everywhere and I eventually I got a offer at a auto parts store selling parts and doing inventory. I enjoyed it, and today while I am not with the same company I am making $25hr + over time, easily clearing $50,000 a year. The best part is it is so much easier than being a mechanic, and I am paid whether I am standing there doing nothing or actually working. To sum it up a dealer made the mistake of hiring a new mechanic on the flat rate system, and such said mechanic (me) got screwed pretty much every week, which left a bad taste in my mouth. I ultimately got into the parts side which pays better, and is much easier.
No, and there’s very little “fair” about such a taxation system. For a flat tax to yield equivalent income, I’ve seen the estimated necessary rate as 31%. See ,How high would a flat tax rate need to be to keep the USA budget balanced (Flat rate = everyone pays the same % of all types of income)? “Fair” is a subjective evaluation that depends upon numerous factors. Usually the term really means “some system that means I get to pay less while keeping my benefits, and the Devil take everyone else.”
I’m trying to avoid spoilers for the final season so I’m not digging ,too ,deep into this beyond the basic information. Here’s what it might indicate: Jaime legitimately does make it through all six of the final episodes and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s pay reflects that. In which case … is that surprising? I’m extremely iffy on Jaime’s overall survival but I think he’s clearly someone who could reasonably be expected to make it to the end even if he doesn’t ,survive, the end. It really depends on how Coster-Waldau and his fellow bargaining band — Dinklage, Headey, Harington and Clarke — negotiated their salaries. Was it done on an actual per-episode basis, or were they given a flat rate that corresponds to X amount of money per episode? Not all of them appear in every episode either in any given season, and some of them have more or less screen time than the others depending on the season, yet as I understand it they all bargain collectively at this point. I’m not sure how their contracts break down and how pay works when Clarke is in episodes 2, 3 and 4 but not 5, or Harington is in 2, 4, and 5 but not 3, and so on. We also know that the production team rotates quite a bit and that the actors may shoot episodes out of order. That is to say, I’m not sure a per-episode breakdown in pay tells the whole story. We know that alternative footage was shot to better protect the ending. Presumably most of this alternative footage would have been for storylines in the final episodes. It could be the case that Coster-Waldau shot “dummy” material ,for which he was paid ,even though that material was never meant to air. I would not put it past HBO to pay out its core troupe for all six episodes just to preserve the mystery of who makes it to the end and who doesn’t. As I said earlier, I really have no idea exactly how the contracts work in terms of per-episode pay vs. an average salary across all episodes — but if I’m HBO, I would rather pay an actor for a few extra episodes and maintain some sense of suspense than have contractual dirty laundry possibly get out and spoil plot points. I know this situation is kind of a freak incident, with Coster-Waldau and his ex-manager, but still. So I don’t think it necessarily has to mean anything either way. And we won’t know for sure until the end anyway. *shrugs*
There’s a mandatory licensing scheme for television programs. It can cause problems with later DVD releases, but the general rule is that a television station or cable network pays a fixed fee to the licensing body to use the licensing body’s entire catalogue any time they want in any manner they want. Each station or network has to log which song they use and those logs are sampled to pay royalties to the artists out of the money collected. DVD releases work differently. For a DVD, the producers have to work out a licensing agreement for each DVD. However, usually the producers will work something out. If they can’t they will substitute a similar work to which they can get licensing rights, or even something in the public domain. In addition, the music licensing bodies are happy to deal with producers. They generally work with a fixed rate for each work anyway when it isn’t included in the flat rate.
I was attacked by a taxi driver. For some reason he thought I said I'd pay him a flat rate. This came to light when I asked him why he turned the meter off. I was with a girl friend and we had been downtown at a hotel with other people celebrating my birthday. I was still in my work clothes. I was exhausted and all I wanted to do was get home. So the driver keeps telling me I agreed to pay him way more than the trip was worth. Plus flat rates are illegal. So he does a u turn in an intersection and starts calling me a fucking rich bitch and says he's going to drop us wherever he wants. He's running red lights, my friend is bawling by this time. So, I said to him” look man I'll give you the money plus another 20 if you take us where we want to go” the I told my friend to get ready and as soon as he stops at a red light jump out and run like hell. Well, it's not easy to run in heels and doesn't the crazy lunatic leave the taxi in the middle of the road. My friend is screaming and crying but he catches me on the opposite sidewalk. First he smacks me across the face and tries to grab my purse, but he can't get it so he tears open my silk blouse and scatters my pearls while trying to take my presents. I'm starting to realize how late it is and there is nobody around when all of a sudden several police cars pull up. They grab him and throw him up against one car and take me over to another along with my friend. I tell them the story. They explain my options and right or wrong I choose not to press charges because I've been down that route before. I decide to take them up on their offer of handling it off the record and watch him being led down an alley from the back window of the police car, as I get my free ride home.
Via works in a few select markets, whereas Uber is nationwide (although not every area). Via is a flat rate (pay one price) service for designated market areas, whereas Uber/Lyft are charged based on mileage/minutes and are subject to surge pricing during increased demand.
TV directors are not allowed to screw with the script. A television script is sacrosanct because the writer has timed it to fill the time slot and allow for commercials. Movie directors treat the screenplay as a suggestion and commonly add or subtract whole passages. TV directors have a deadline. As a rule, you have no more than seven days to shoot an episode. If you can’t do that consistently, you’re out. Movie directors have a lot more latitude about shooting schedules. Movie directors often have to put their salaries on the line when a movie goes over budget. As a rule, if the budget runs out, the director of a movie takes a pay cut which is reimbursed from the film’s profits, if it makes one. TV directors get paid a flat rate and don’t have to worry about the production’s budget. If they go too far over, they will just never work again. Television directors generally aren’t as involved in pre-production and post-production decisions. Those are generally up to the show runner. Movie directors usually have a lot of control during the periods around the actual shooting schedule. Finally, television is not a director’s medium. As a rule, show runners get all the credit (or blame) for a show. In the movies, the movie is the director’s baby and they get all the credit.
TL;DR: I don’t know. Here’s my guess based on the numbers I’m seeing. Edited 5/1 with the latest numbers. I’ve made less than $10 with a few hundred questions (most of which generated $0.00, with the majority generating $0.01), so obviously I was curious to find out what determined which questions were more successful. Here’s what I did: For each question that made at least a penny, I added it to a spreadsheet. I also added stats for related numbers that might factor into what Quora decides to pay per question to see if any correlate with what Quora’s actually paying. For most of the questions that have made at least a penny, I threw them in a spreadsheet with some stats: the number of views the question generated, the number of followers, the number of answers, the upvotes generated on the top answer, the views on the top answer, and the total number of upvotes given across all answers. Putting these in a spreadsheet next to what Quora reports as profit allows me to make pretty graphs like these, comparing each facet to the generated profit (to check for correlations — but don’t forget that a correlation doesn’t imply causation!). Here’s what you see when comparing each metric to the profit: Or, at a high level: Obviously, this is only with a few data points (which should, at the very least, multiply each day as numbers go up for existing questions and — hopefully — new questions start making a penny), so it’s not conclusive. ,As you can see, the closest metric that approximates to Quora payout with this data set is the number of views generated by the top answer, with top answer upvotes taking a close second place. Based on this data alone, I would say the number of views a question generates from a good top answer are your best bet at approximating how much it will earn you in the Partner Program. Obviously, it’s difficult to guess how good an answer will be when you ask a question, so there’s an abstraction away from the question that makes approximating payout per question extra difficult. Stepping away from this data, I also have a strong suspicion that it’s something left out, that we don’t have the stats for: ad revenue (potentially either views or clicks, although I think clicks are more likely). My guess is that whenever someone clicks an ad on a question, the question author gets a small cut. This guess is primarily backed up by the correlation with views: the more views a question and its answers get, the more likely one of those viewers is to click an ad. The guess is also backed up by Quora’s decision to exclude adult questions from revenue: Quora does not show ads on questions with these topics. So in short,: the best approximation so far is a scale of pennies per thousands of views to a question and its top answer, but ,the real metric is very likely to be ad clicks on questions,.
The “flat rate” is the amount the shop charges per hour on a job. A job has a time rating in what is called the Chilton’s Guide. This procedure takes 1.5 hours. The shop bills the customer the 1.5 hours times the flat rate and that is the charge for labor. The mechanic is paid that amount regardless of how long the job takes. Most experienced mechanics get their work done faster than the flat rate because of their experience. A mechanic might bill 12 hours in an 8 hour work day, which can pay him very well. Mechanic’s do have high overhead - they buy their own tools and tool boxes which are extremely expensive. A starter set is 10 to 15,000.USD. Tools are added all the time as needed and vehicles change. It is physically demanding, often being on concrete all day, heavy lifting and sometimes messy. They do earn every cent. The reason for the flat rate is so a shop can give an accurate estimate to customers. A customer needs to know how much it will cost to fix the vehicle before the work is done.