Taken from Reddit so validity is questionable, but these are posts from the latest round of workers given the mysterious Amazon Master Qualification.
These are the workers that Amazon describes as elite and charge requesters a premium of 30% to utilize.
My intention is not to bash these workers nor imply they are doing poor quality work, but they are inexperienced and once again this shows that there needs to be some transparency behind this qualification if Amazon feels they can justify requesters paying 200% more to utilize them.
Standard Amazon fees are 10%, and honestly, I will not pay Amazon 30% to use a worker with only 1800 or 300 HITs under their belt.
We have published over 200 academic studies with 9500 unique participants over 40,000 HITs with a 99% approval rate and have never once paid the additional fee for Master workers. Infact, our total costs for publishing for academics is 28% on payment which is below Amazon's fee for Master workers.
Utilizing qualifications, proper HIT design, and testing will eliminate the need for any kind of Master worker and inflated fees for these participants. It is far better to pay the participants directly for great work than pay it in fees to Amazon.