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Location Selection Expanding to UK Clients

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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. 

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Steven T Member Since: Oct 12, 2015
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Upwork has recently added localised jobs, 'UK Only' in my case. However, doing a UK search with my skills produces no jobs. All of the work I have done through Upwork has been outside of the UK. So this feature is counter productive in practice.

 

When I search for one of my skills, the result page turns on 'UK only' by default and shows no results until I turn it off. 'UK only' is active when I go to the Find Work page so it only shows work that is not relevant. Can I turn this localisation off or make it not active somehow?

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Steven:

This wasn't created for you.

 

This was created for the clients.

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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Steven, 


As a freelancer living in the UK, your job feed will default to jobs with a U.K. requirement. And you should still be able to check your regular job feed by clicking on your "My Job Feed" button on your Find Work page, or turning the U.K. toggle off, on your job search pages. 

You may read more about this initiative here.


-Avery
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Steve G Member Since: Nov 26, 2016
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Hi Avery,

 

I do not work for UK clients through upwork because of Upwork's complete inability to handle VAT. Having to switch back to my job feed every time I look for new jobs posted is a complete waste of time at best and could mean that I miss jobs that I might otherwise apply for.

 

I have been a top rated freelancer for over a year now and this development is not helping. Please remove it or allow me to turn it off.

 

Steve

 

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Jess C Member Since: Feb 18, 2015
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@Avery O wrote:

Hi Steven, 


As a freelancer living in the UK, your job feed will default to jobs with a U.K. requirement. And you should still be able to check your regular job feed by clicking on your "My Job Feed" button on your Find Work page, or turning the U.K. toggle off, on your job search pages. 

You may read more about this initiative here.


As many US-based freelancers have also complained, this default setting is NOT WANTED. We should have a choice as to how our job feed displays.

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Steven T Member Since: Oct 12, 2015
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A month later I come back to the site to find this issue has not been addressed in any sense. My profile still shows the useless UK Only category and its still useless. My comment has been shunted into a shared discussion so that everybody's concerns can be ignored at once.

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