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Re: Location Selection Expanding to UK Clients

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Irene B Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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Thanks for marginalizing people in my situation a little further. 

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Isabelle Anne A Member Since: May 19, 2014
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@Irene B wrote:

Thanks for marginalizing people in my situation a little further. 


Yeah, it's going to be a looooong time before this feature reaches us, Irene, if ever. Robot Indifferent 

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Maria C Member Since: Jul 9, 2015
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Good thing that you don't have to compete against freelancers charging a 1/4 of your rate Smiley Happy 

 

I would prefer that they consider the EU as a block though. 

 

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Jennifer R Member Since: Sep 15, 2017
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@Maria C wrote:

1. Good thing that you don't have to compete against freelancers charging a 1/4 of your rate Smiley Happy 

 

2. I would prefer that they consider the EU as a block though. 

 


1. There are "freelancers charging a 1/4 of your rate" also within the EU also within each country.

 

2. That would exclude the UK soon. Apart from some other European countries that are non-EU.

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Oleksandr H Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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Every new update makes things worse!!!  I had been receiving 2-4 invitations per week before the same  update was rolled out for the US clients.  Now I get 1-2 per month if I'm lucky.

 

And I have TOP RATED status, work history and great testimonials. 

 

Every day It becomes harder and harder to work here. The platform degrades instead of evolving

 

I don't know why I'm writing this... Upwork never listents to what freelancers say anyway...

 

 

 

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Jennifer R Member Since: Sep 15, 2017
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@Oleksandr H wrote:

Every new update makes things worse!!!  I had been receiving 2-4 invitations per week before the same  update was rolled out for the US clients.  Now I get 1-2 per month if I'm lucky.

 

And I have TOP RATED status, work history and great testimonials. 

 

Every day It becomes harder and harder to work here. The platform degrades instead of evolving

 

I don't know why I'm writing this... Upwork never listents to what freelancers say anyway...

 


Personally I haven't noticed any difference, but I wonder if you received so many invitations from the US. There are times you get more invitations and others when you get less. Usually, the invitations I get from talent specialist are useless and they always come several at a time every 2-3 month. Also summer is a time of year when a lot of people are on vacation.

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Kirill S Member Since: Jun 23, 2017
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So I just saw this new asweosme feature called verify your location with ID or passport, this clearly hasn't been thorugh through.

I have been living in UK for the past 8 years, I have UK bank account, phone number, I pay taxes and utility bills here, but I don't have a UK ID as I'm from EU. How on earth do I need an ID to verify my location?

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Kirill,

 

I see you've already discussed this matter with one of our agents via chat. I'll follow up with the team and they'll review the information you provided.

 

Thanks!

~ Valeria
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Richard W Member Since: Jun 22, 2017
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Hi. I'm in the UK, and I've just started seeing the effect of this change today. Every time I go to my job feed, it defaults to UK Only, and shows me just the one matching UK Only job! I can then switch to the full job feed. But I'd like to make it show the full job feed by default, as I'm fed up with seeing that job. Is that possible?

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Maria C Member Since: Jul 9, 2015
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I don't like that this is set as a default option (and less if you do it for clients). I thought it was just a feature to select, among many others. This is too radical.