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Justanswer – Unauthorized drafts I asked and recieved a question about towing a trailer with my car. They were suppose to make one draft but they continued to draft my account every month. I wa.

Justanswer – Charged my credit card twice I contacted JustAnswer regarding a simple question about my dog. We were on holidays and the issue was not serious enough to take the dog to the vet. I reciev.

Justanswer – Just Answer Treats its Experts Like ***

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I “work” as an Expert at Just Answer even though they say they are not “. an employer” and “. no employer employee relationship is implied by this Agreement the one every HAS TO agree to in order to be “employed” there and Experts are simply users of this site just like clients.” However, my argument is Just Answer takes money from clients, takes a large) cut, then passes the money on to me (an Expert). Doesn t that sound like an EMPLOYEE to you?

Also, should a client be so generous as to leave a Bonus, Just Answer takes a cut of that Bonus, too. Now a Bonus is something like a tip, or a thank-you for excellent service. No excellent service, no bonus. But doesn t “BONUS” sound an awful lot like a “TIP”? If that is the case, I think it unfair that Just Answer should take a cut of my tips. Call a horse a donkey, but it still walks.

Therefore, if Just Answer is in fact an Employer it is acting outside the law and the Labor Code by stealing tips from its employees.

Just my biggest gripe. Oh. And it s against the rules, for which suspension of my account or access to Just Answer for an indefinite period is the penalty, for expressing myself like this in a public forum.

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Anonymous 15 hours ago #1231443

I used to make a lot of money off justanswers, but then they changed the format, and now it sucks. Also, I just checked today, and the homework section has 1 question, which is usually some weird computer programming section. Can’t sustain your business model if you have no customers.
I think the mechanics section and other things in justanswer might do better, but the homework and writing help has dropped off considerably.

Sean Oct 09, 2012 #553007

I actually do work under computers for Just Answer and have been extremely satisfied with the results, just for the month of September I made enough to by a used transmission for my car that unfortunately went out on me. Yeah they take a cut. thats business, they’re a broke/median type. get over it people.

Does it matter? Sep 13, 2012 #541653

My first month as a new expert I earned $500 and they sent me an email that one of my categories was being investigated for fraudulent activity. Therefore I would get paid for NONE of my categories. So I took to only answering one question per day, just to barely stay active. Now I just got another fraud notice for a different category. They should have just told me that they never had any intention of paying me ever, and I would not have wasted my time feeding their content farm.

1airplanejoe to Does it matter? Feb 17, 2013 #610286

Hey does it matter I have a question for you. what could you have done wrong. I used to be a customer of ja but they started doing *** stuff to customers. like me. I paid very good.

Scott L Mar 05, 2012 #442674

The above response is absolute nonsense and false. You have to have a verified current license to become an expert in any medical field. Anyone can try to sign up as a expert but that is only the first step. No proof of professional license, no access to the site.

Englebert to Scott L Feb 19, 2013 #611230

I have been on Just Answer for a year now.
They deliberately have vague,contradictory
fine print that makes no sense even among the experts.Customers furious about being billed
for subscriptions and double billed.
Every rating is a billing,some think
they are punishing by rating badly 2-3 times
a question, however Just Answer simply bills
them $30 or whatever they agreed to for each
volt, they do not pay the expert unless the
customer accepts,and 40% never pay,the experts
with 95% ratings and above are the worst trolls,
they search the archives and use old answers
rephrased, The top rated experts are trolls
who make false accounts to make bad ratings
and manipulate the ratings, then they buy
$60 a month subscriptions and ask themselves
questions and rate themselves excellent 300
times over a year, this is *** they get 95%
rating,with a free warranty they have many who
never acceptand think they get refunds but only
if they spend hoursfor $30, most write it off
and many do not look at their credit card bill
and are billed for a year! The old trolls abuse
the new experts by peer reviewing them over
anythingor nothing, there is rampant scripting,
money laundering and fraud, they treat the experts
like *** are rude and do not give a *** about
anything but getting money,they. place ads to trick
customers into thinking we are factory mechanics
saying 6 Toyota mechanics online,
many ask, how did I get here!lol!
It is a complete fraud,experts exist in
fear of shill accounts made to damage the
ratings and boot any experts who have skills
as the trolls are scared of educated experts,
making sure through treachery the ratings are
skewed. many bad answers and the top rated experts
are really the worst, they have archived accepted
answers and look up the question and rephrase it
and act as if they have this knack but its all fake,
may burnt motors they do not even warn anyone about
power they care less. Show more

Jim P Jan 03, 2012 #402313

Just Answer is nothing more than a scam to screw people out of there money! Just answer has retained tens of thousands of dollars in customer deposits. These deposits are for question not answered or accepted. Your money is not returned unless you threaten them with legal action! They claim they have experts? Anyone can be an expert. I signed up using my dogs name and within a week I could have answered medical questions. Woof!!
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What you don t know about an IRA rollover can cost you

If you are like most professionals, you’ve most likely worked for more than one employer during the course of your career. While job-hopping was once a frowned-upon activity, it was also easier to assume that hard work and dedication to one employer would set you up for a comfortable retirement.

These days, with pensions a rarity and opportunity for salary growth often coming from a move to a new company, it is neither uncommon nor the subject of much stigma to be employed by many different firms throughout your working years. It is also not uncommon for professionals to take advantage of their employer’s 401(k) plans, often with contributions matched up to a set level.

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When you leave a company at which you participated in a 401(k) plan, you have four options to consider:

1.Cashing out your 401(k). If you cash out, you will be subject to taxation on all of the contributions you made to the plan, as well as an early withdrawal penalty. The combination of these two factors can reduce the overall value of your invested money by nearly 50 percent in some circumstances, and unless you are facing a true emergency, this should most likely not be the choice you make.

2.Leaving your money where it is, in your old company’s 401(k) plan. This may be a fine option, but it does potentially have drawbacks. For example, if you leave the firm that offered the 401(k), you will almost certainly not be eligible for matching contributions, since you will no longer be an employee of the participating company.

Regardless, this is a very common choice, and individuals who take advantage of career opportunities with several employers throughout their lifetimes often wind up with numerous 401(k) plans from numerous prior employers. Sound familiar?

3.Rolling your 401(k) from your prior employer into a qualified plan offered by your new firm. This option may seem attractive, especially if your new employer matches contributions to the plan up to a set amount, but investment options available in a 401(k) are typically somewhat limited. Also, 401(k) plans can carry higher fees than other investment options — fees that reduce the impact of your contributions, as well as those made by your employer.

“If you are considering a new job or have recently accepted a new offer, this is a great time to take another look at your retirement planning options.”

Of note, any initial rollover amount won’t be matched by your employer. They may offer a contribution match up to a set percentage of your new salary, but that would only apply to future contributions from your regular paychecks, not any amounts you roll into their plan from prior investments.

4.Executing a trustee-to-trustee transfer, commonly known as a rollover, into an IRA. A rollover IRA allows you to transfer your retirement funds from one or more prior 401(k)s into an investment plan with potential strategic advantages. You can open an IRA for the purposes of a rollover if you don’t already have one established, or you can also roll over your old 401(k) funds into an existing IRA.

You cannot combine traditional IRA and 401(k) funds with Roth IRA and Roth 401(k) funds, however, so make sure you know the specifics of each of your investment plans before considering a move.

Also, you may only execute one rollover per 12-month period between multiple IRAs that you own; however, this rule does not apply to a significant number of circumstances, such as rolling 401(k) plans into IRAs or executing trustee-to-trustee rollovers in which you do not personally take distribution of any funds. This means that you are able to roll multiple 401(k) plans into a single IRA within the same 12-month period, enabling you to compress the timeline of this process significantly if you elect to make this decision.

Rollover IRAs can offer several potential benefits, some not available through 401(k) plans. First, a rollover from one or more 401(k) plans into an IRA continues the deferral of taxation of your retirement contributions enjoyed when they came from your salaries at prior employers. Although you are obligated to report rollovers of this nature to the IRS, a properly executed rollover does not carry tax consequences on its own, as the funds are transferred between retirement plan custodians rather than being distributed, even if only temporarily, directly to you.

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If you were to elect for distribution to yourself and then put your funds into an IRA on your own, you would have 60 days from the date of withdrawal to deposit them into an IRA — although certain conditions now make you eligible for a waiver of the 60-day limit by the IRS.

If you do opt for a distribution to yourself, this is considered an IRA transfer, not a rollover, and although the difference may seem somewhat academic, the tax consequences of each option differ significantly from one another. If your intent is to simply move funds from your old 401(k) plan or plans to an IRA, a rollover is likely to be your best option thanks to its favorable tax treatment.

The second benefit of rolling your old 401(k) plan or plans into an IRA is the amount of money you pay in fees. 401(k) plans sponsored by employers may carry higher administrative fees than IRAs, and while fees associated with 401(k) plans don’t negate your contributions outright, reducing the cost of your investment plan’s fees means more of your money goes to your retirement fund without additional contributions from you.

Third, IRAs tend to offer many more potential choices for how to invest your money than you would have access to with a 401(k). While employer-sponsored 401(k) plans do provide a suitable number of investment options, you are only able to choose from what your company and the custodian of your 401(k) plan offer to you.

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A rollover IRA allows you to allocate your money in many mainstream investments, opening up a wide array of options you would not have access to via your company’s 401(k). Since balancing (and rebalancing) your portfolio to keep it in line with your goals, risk tolerance and time horizon is a process that is likely to change in nature as you age, a rollover IRA allows you to make new choices rather than stay with the ones you made when setting up your 401(k) plans at prior employers.

The fourth benefit of rolling your old 401(k) plan or plans into an IRA is simplicity; instead of monitoring your investments through myriad account statements and/or online portals, a rollover IRA gives you the ability to keep tabs on your investment plan through a single statement or online tool set. This can be extremely helpful, as making future decisions about your retirement fund may involve complex calculations that only get harder when you need to analyze multiple accounts in order to see the bigger picture.

If you are considering a new job or have recently accepted a new offer, this is a great time to take another look at your retirement planning options.

Depending on your individual circumstances, rolling your old 401(k) plan or plans into an IRA may be a good choice for you.

(Editor’s note: This column first appeared on Investopedia .)

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Help desks in companies implementing telework programs will experience a higher volume of calls and requests than normal, especially during the first month following implementation.

Without proper planning and infrastructure in place, the help desk can quickly become overwhelmed. This can lead to escalating support costs and decreased employee and help desk staff productivity, all potentially negating the cost savings realized by teleworking in the first place.


Teleworker Help Desk Requirements

Most teleworkers will work out of their home offices. If they do run into difficulties, these are likely to be related to connectivity issues and malfunctioning applications; especially VPN and password problems. Teleworkers IT complaints and requests are likely to be staggered throughout the day and those experiencing issues outside of normal business hours can experience loss of productivity and intense frustration. Because of this, some companies that have implemented telework programs choose to extend their help desk hours.

A help desk supporting teleworkers should be capable of the following:
” Tracking and prioritizing IT issues.

” Remotely diagnosing, troubleshooting and resolving PC issues.

” Providing training on the use of company equipment and programs.

” Providing information on how to set up home offices for top equipment function.

Multiple Methods to Access Ticketing System
Existing help desks should already be tracking and prioritizing employee issues through a help desk ticketing solution. However, given their remote nature, teleworkers should have more than one means of reporting a problem. If a teleworkers computer is not functioning properly or if they are experiencing basic connectivity issues, they will not be able to access Web and e-mail based tracking systems. Therefore, it is important to have a phone access number for employees to report issues.

Self-Help Solutions
IT departments should offer training and self-help solutions for simple IT issues that teleworkers may encounter, especially low priority ones that the help desk may be unable to address immediately. These self-help solutions can be in the form of:
” Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and the answers.

” Teleworker training sessions and online training documents.

” Step by step self-help instructions for solving simple problems.

” Wikis where teleworkers post tips and help educate each other.

” Online message boards where changes and reoccurring problems are addressed by the help desk technicians.

Implementing self-help solutions for teleworkers will reduce the volume of calls the help desk receives. By providing troubleshooting information and training on how to set up home offices, internet connections, printers, and fax machines, companies can ease teleworker frustration and decrease downtime associated with related problems. Additionally, implementing self-help solutions will lessen the need for employees to search for software workarounds on the Internet to solve their problems, potentially leading to security issues. Obviously, benefits will only be realized if teleworkers are aware of the resources available to them. It is therefore important for the help desk to provide teleworkers with a list of available resources and where they can be accessed.

Remotely Diagnose and Resolve Problems
Teleworkers are likely to experience most of their problems at home, where there is no on-site help. As such, one of the most important and common capabilities that IT departments have is the ability to remotely diagnose and resolve computer issues. This capability serves to accelerate repair times by eliminating the hassle of carrying the computer to the office and having the technicians speculate about the problem. Generally, in Windows environments, Microsoft’s integrated Remote Assistance tool suits this purpose. However, hosted remote desktop support services that do not rely on a VPN connection, such as Citrix GoToAssist and LogMeIn Rescue, can serve as a more versatile solution for larger distributed environments.

Sometimes a problem cannot be resolved remotely and the malfunctioning computer must be sent to the IT department for remediation. In these cases, it is necessary for IT to have spares or loaner machines on hand that can be couriered to the teleworker to prevent teleworker downtime.

Recommendations
1. Provide multiple methods of contacting the help desk. This allows teleworkers to contact the help desk regardless of their IT problem.

2. Create a self-help toolset for teleworkers. This allows teleworkers that are experiencing low priority issues to address them on their own.

3. Offer teleworker application and office set up training. Offering teleworker training on how to set up a home office and properly configure the home internet connection and other equipment will reduce the number of preventable complaints that the help desk receives.

4. Have the ability to remotely diagnose and resolve problems. This will help reduce teleworker frustration and downtime.


Bottom Line

Teleworking has specific help desk challenges that must be addressed and accounted for in the project planning stage of the program. Doing so will prevent the help desk from being inundated by teleworker support requests and help mitigate teleworker performance and frustration issues.

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New SUVs, not cars, key to future of U.S. automaking

Mark Phelan | Detroit Free Press Auto Critic 11:20 p.m. ET July 9, 2017

If you re worried about U.S. manufacturing jobs, pay no attention to Ford s recent decision to move production of the Focus compact car to China.

Building Focuses in suburban Detroit, as Ford does today, is not good career planning, whether you re a UAW assembly worker or newly named Ford president of global operations Joe Hinrichs.

A Ford Focus on display at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne in March 2017.

A Ford Focus on display at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne in March 2017.

Rachel Woolf, Special to the Free Press

Keep your eye on Ford s upcoming Eco Sport subcompact SUV, and an as yet unnamed compact SUV Ford is expected to introduce in a couple of years.

In the game of industrial three-card monte automakers play as they shuffle production from one plant to another, SUVs are the winning card.

That s no surprise to the workers who build the Focus in Wayne, just west Ford global headquarters in Dearborn. Their jobs will probably be more secure when the Focus departs for China, taking with it the razor-thin profit margins of building a compact car in the U.S.

Ford to import Focus from China instead of Mexico

Focus production in Wayne will end about a year from now.

A few months later, the workers who built the Focus and an array of its slow-selling derivatives will begin producing an all-new Ranger midsize pickup, belatedly giving Ford a competitor for the popular Chevrolet Colorado, Honda Ridgeline and Toyota Tacoma. A year after that, Wayne will add a second truck for which Ford has high hopes, a new version of the Bronco off-roading SUV.

The first Ford Focus rolled off a production line in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province on. more

The first Ford Focus rolled off a production line in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The factory, in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang, has an annual production capacity of 200,000 and is Changan Ford’s fifth in the country.

Yang Liu, Imaginechina

Ford took its sweet time deciding to build the Ranger, but if the company did its job, the midsize pickup and SUV will sell at much higher prices than the Focus, improving the company bottom line and workers job security. And if the Ranger and Bronco are a success there is a good chance that plant will eventually employ more workers than it does now.

The Wayne plant will be more secure with the new vehicles than it ever was with the Focus, Autotrader senior analyst Michelle Krebs said.

The initial fuss when Ford said it would move Focus production to China like a lot of political and economic debate was public figures fighting the last war. The conviction that Asian intruders will snatch American jobs with cheap imports belongs to another generation, not the era of global automaking.

This is not a matter of closing a U.S. factory in favor of China, IHS Markit senior analyst Stephanie Brinley said. The factory in Michigan is getting a couple of new products that could be more popular. Ford is not closing a plant.

Equally important, Ford is moving production of a low-profit vehicle in a declining market segment out of the U.S. The Ranger and Bronco will likely be more complicated than the Focus, with more model variations and more suppliers making parts nearby. All that is good for employment. If either vehicle is a hit, the plant could even need overtime or more workers.

Ford Executive Vice President and President of the Americas for Ford Motor Company, Joe Hinrichs. more

Ford Executive Vice President and President of the Americas for Ford Motor Company, Joe Hinrichs announces plans for a 2020 Bronco at the North American International Auto show in January 2017 in Detroit.

Carlos Osorio, AP

That s a remote possibility for any U.S. plant building compact cars like the Focus.

General Motors’ plant in Lordstown, Ohio, builds the Chevy Cruze compact, a newer car than the Focus that s been praised for its quality, technology and performance. Despite that, Lordstown has laid off one shift this year and will shut down for three weeks. Sales of all types of cars are falling as U.S. buyers switch to SUVs and trucks.

Focus sales are down 19.8% this year after falling 16.4% in 2016. That s not a glide path, it s a nosedive and Ford clearly doesn t care.

The automaker won t introduce an all-new Focus in the U.S. until the second half of 2019, after at least a yearlong hiatus in production and a shift to the new factory in China. It s a safe bet that few buyers will even notice the lack of new Focuses during the break. Demand for small cars is evaporating. That s why Ford canceled ill-considered plans to build a new Focus plant in Mexico earlier this year.

Ford will save about $500 million by retooling just the Chinese plant for the new model rather than a second plant in the U.S.

Every automaker is re-evaluating its investment in cars versus SUVS, Krebs said. If there s a border tax, that ll change the math, but Ford says they built that into the plan.

That s what it means to be a global automaker building and selling vehicles around the world. Inevitably, a lot of vehicles aren t built in the company s home market, but the alternative is being a little fish in a big pond, prey that may be devoured at any time. (See: DaimlerChrysler’s troubled years and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ continued challenges.)

Ford is not turning away from the U.S. It s still a huge market and a key manufacturing base for them, Brinley said.

If you re looking for a harbinger of U.S. auto manufacturing, watch where Ford and GM build a couple of key upcoming SUVs.

The EcoSport subcompact that Ford will be importing from India to the U.S. beginning next year is a sideshow, but it leads to the main attraction. The current EcoSport was designed for developing markets; an examination of its design, features, materials and specifications reveals that it s a stopgap vehicle because Ford underestimated U.S. desires for SUVs and didn t develop one to sell here.

Even the next-generation EcoSport is a long shot for North American production, but another small SUV Ford is believed to have in the works for two or three years from now should be a candidate for U.S. production.

The big potential wins for U.S. automaking are that Ford SUV and the next generation of the Buick Envision, a compact luxury SUV that GM currently imports from China.

2017 Buick Envision

2017 Buick Envision

The Envision was already a hit in China when U.S. sales began last summer. Buick sold 14,193 Envisions in the U.S. last year and 22,620 so far this year. That s just 7,200 fewer than Cadillac sold of the U.S.-made XT5 SUV through June. If Envision sales continue to rise, they could reach the point where adding U.S. production to the existing Chinese plant makes sense.

Don t be surprised if the next-generation Envision and new Ford SUV are carrots automakers dangle in front of unions during the next round of contract talks as well as state development agencies as they look for tax breaks.

American manufacturing is more competitive today than in generations, largely because of cheap, clean energy thanks to the natural gas boom. That may translate to an increase in U.S. carmaking, but you ll never know if you focus on where global automakers build compact cars.

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