Searching through the sea of poorly paid writing jobs at oDesk in the hopes of fining a decent one just gets to me sometimes.
People say they want creative, engaging, superstar writers that can produce content fast. But then say that they are only willing to part with a measly $2 in exchange for all that.
Some of the ads even say that you have to be from the US. This is ridiculous, who would work for those rates in the US, do they even understand it's humans writing these articles. Not some Internet organism based entity that exists to meet their content needs.
I like the idea of oDesk and it's user interface is brilliant. Their withdrawal system also works very well for me. I just wish there was a similar marketplace out there where a reasonable minimum price barrier could not be breached. And if it is then could be effectively filtered out from my search results.