Hello Mr. Bezos,
My name is Orlando. I am 26 years old college graduate from southern California, with a 4 year old daughter. I found Mechanical Turk through a financial website i visit daily called TheSimpledollar.com. I would like to personally thank you for helping get Mechanical Turk started because it has personally helped me and my family. It allows me the flexibility to work when I want, and not interfere with the time I need to devote to my daughter.
I graduated from California State University Northridge with 2 BA degrees in 2010. I got a job at a small engineering company and was doing security on the weekends. I was working 7 days a week to make ends meet. I graduated college with $25,000 of student debt and a newborn baby to support(which one is the rock and which one is the hard place is up for interpretation). I decided last year, that after 6 years of working 7 days a week, I needed a few days off to spend quality time, with my now, 4 year old daughter. I quit working the weekends, but that also meant losing an extra $1,000 of income each month. After a few months I needed a way to make extra income without losing to much quality time with my daughter. I found Mechanical Turk to be a great alternative than doing other types of freelance work. . Since beginning to work on mechanical Turk I’ve only made 500 dollars, but to me sir that means a lot. It means paying for 3 weeks of daycare, it means groceries for the month, it means car and health insurance premiums, it means piano lessons, and most importantly it means not missing one moment of my daughter discovering something new about this world.
I know I’m just one person, but I want thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping my family and I. Without your effort to create Mechanical Turk I would still be working 7 days a week and missing my daughter as she grows up. I hope you can read this and know you have affected me very personally. Thank You Mr. Bezos.
Revendication collective de travailleurs du Mechanikal Turk d’Amazon qui ont entamé une campagne de publication en ligne de lettres adressées à Jeff Bezos, le fondateur d’Amazon.
Source: Le prolétariat du web accède à la conscience de classe (Hubert Guillaud).