oDesk in all of its glory and wisdom decided that the marketplace wasn't sufficient enough to decide how much an hourly wage should be. Instead forcing a minimum wage of $3/hr starting in November. I'm sorry, but $1/hr data mining/data entry VA's just aren't worth $3/hr. If I already need to deal with language barriers, added training time and the added time to manage a virtual team I'm sure as heck not gonna do it for 3x the price and zero added benefit. What are some reasonable alternatives to oDesk? Last time I looked around I didn't find much to compare but then again I wasn't that motivated. Now I am.