Thursday, August 29, 2013

What is Jon Brelig and Oscar Smith?

Experienced Mechanical Turk workers know who these unknown entities are and avoid them like the plague.   The copy business cards under the guise of Oscar Smith is for an app called CardMunch which is owned by LinkedIn.  Yes, a multi-million dollar corporation is the one behind paying workers less than $1 per hour.
The other one, copy receipts is Jon Brelig. This is a startup who chooses to use the CEO’s name as their requester name for the company InfoScout. They operate two apps Receipt Hog and Shoparoo.
These two companies undermine and devalue the entire workplace and are highly visible because of the apps they use.  When a customer inputs a new receipt or business card, their hits refresh and show up on the top of the newest hit list. So they are always visible like a herpes sore. I have personally spoken with representatives from both companies in the past and would gladly punch them in the face if I met them in person. The standard response when questioned about these payment practices is “You do not have to work on them, it is your choice”.

There is a huge learning curve on Mturk and it can take upwards of 6 mo to a year before you can earn a reasonable wage. For someone just looking in from the outside, it can seem like it is not worth the time, but with experience you build up a list of the right people to work for and you can make it work. I average $320 a week on mturk working maybe 4 hours per day. It is not a huge amount of money, but it really helps out and I do not work for shitheads like Oscar Smith and Jon Brelig.   
New non-usa accounts have not been accepted on Mturk for close to a year. They are gradually eliminating these foreign accounts because of low quality work.
And yes, Indians and new turkers are primarily the ones working for LinkedIn aka Oscar Smith and Jon Brelig because not a single American with even a shred of self esteem or self worth would work for these scumbags. .


  1. Thanks for the heads up! (New mturker)

  2. Thanks im new, I did some, and it was a huge waste of time for little payment

  3. Hey...i need to tell you something because you are an ignorant...i am earning more than 60$ a day with Oscar Smith just have to be smart enough and use your imagination...legit work, well paid...but of course for some people it s to complicated to understand easy things that can be a gold mine and invent some stories about they own frustration. Wake up boy.

  4. Hey antonio, there is no reason to lie about your earnings. We all know it is impossible to do what you claim. Wake up boy and know that your lies are not worth your keystrokes.
    Also asshole, oscar smith is gone in june, enjoy not making your $10 a day when they leave.

    1. I have a question. Does Oscar Smith hits disappear every June? I did some during June, but all the business card hits seemed to have dried up.

    2. They left mturk. Didn't you read the previous comment that you replied to dipshit?

  5. wish i would have read this sooner, Mr Brelig just blocked me from doing his HITS because i called bullshit when he rejected one of mine, well at least that's what i assume as he has yet to respond to any email i send him...He's a low-paying prick that, it would seem, doesn't like it when you question him. Fuck Brelig, 411Richmond is way better, at least he pays per line, albeit 0.01 cents per line isn't that much but on a huge receipt it can add up quick

  6. Mr Brelig once got me in the bathroom and tried to force his penis in my bottom.


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