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Bonuses: do I always get an email?

Discussion in 'MTurk Help & Resources' started by Tigerpants, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. Tigerpants

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    I've always wondered if I always got an email when I get a bonus or not, much like with blocks I'm suspicious that they don't always go out. I know the consensus is that they do always go out but I wanted to be sure so I tracked my bonuses, what I was told I would get, and any surprise bonus emails I got without expecting it.

    I'm not saying this is the gospel truth, because I'm just one person, with my own unique set of quals. the bias is heavy with this one.

    If it's crossed out I got one without writing down that I would get one, Some are crossed out and have a note, that's the date I got the bonus and how much I received. (like the one where I was supposed to get .35 and got .25 instead :shifty:)
    http://imgur.com/a/PSSVr

    The following is a summary of activity for your Mechanical Turk account for the week ending Sep 03, 2016.

    Your HIT activity for this week:
    - Number of HITs submitted: 394

    Approvals and payments that occurred this week:
    - Number of HITs approved: 429
    - Number of HITs rejected: 0
    - Bonus reward earned: $1.70
    - HIT reward earned: $59.34
    - Total Amount earned this week: $61.04

    The following is a summary of activity for your Mechanical Turk account for the week ending Sep 10, 2016.

    Your HIT activity for this week:
    - Number of HITs submitted: 1,145

    Approvals and payments that occurred this week:
    - Number of HITs approved: 1,161
    - Number of HITs rejected: 0
    - Bonus reward earned: $4.27
    - HIT reward earned: $221.91
    - Total Amount earned this week: $226.18

    The following is a summary of activity for your Mechanical Turk account for the week ending Sep 17, 2016.

    Your HIT activity for this week:
    - Number of HITs submitted: 3,130

    Approvals and payments that occurred this week:
    - Number of HITs approved: 2,571
    - Number of HITs rejected: 9
    - Bonus reward earned: $2.28
    - HIT reward earned: $144.32
    - Total Amount earned this week: $146.60

    The following is a summary of activity for your Mechanical Turk account for the week ending Sep 24, 2016.

    Your HIT activity for this week:
    - Number of HITs submitted: 1,245

    Approvals and payments that occurred this week:
    - Number of HITs approved: 1,785
    - Number of HITs rejected: 0
    - Bonus reward earned: $1.57
    - HIT reward earned: $147.06
    - Total Amount earned this week: $148.63

    Your HIT activity for this week:
    - Number of HITs submitted: 1,817

    Approvals and payments that occurred this week:
    - Number of HITs approved: 1,371
    - Number of HITs rejected: 0
    - Bonus reward earned: $5.22
    - HIT reward earned: $117.08
    - Total Amount earned this week: $122.30
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    The following is a summary of activity for your Mechanical Turk account for the week ending Sep 03, 2016.
    - Bonus reward earned: $1.70
    The following is a summary of activity for your Mechanical Turk account for the week ending Sep 10, 2016.
    - Bonus reward earned: $4.27
    The following is a summary of activity for your Mechanical Turk account for the week ending Sep 17, 2016.
    - Bonus reward earned: $2.28
    The following is a summary of activity for your Mechanical Turk account for the week ending Sep 24, 2016.
    - Bonus reward earned: $1.57
    The following is a summary of activity for your Mechanical Turk account for the week ending Oct 01, 2016.
    - Bonus reward earned: $5.22

    So, total bonus amount I have written that I've earned ACCORDING TO MY EMAILS starting Sept 1st: 12.86

    Total bonus amount earned starting Aug 28th: 15.04

    So it's looking like the consensus is right, if you get an email you get your bonus, if you don't get an email, you didn't get your bonus. It's totally feasible that I got 2.18 in bonuses in 4-5 days.

    I will keep tracking throughout Oct, to be absolutely sure.
     
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  2. turkenator

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    A while ago, I made a python script that went through my mailbox for bonuses and spit out a csv. The total from all the bonus emails and the total on my dashboard matched exactly.