@Isabelle Anne A wrote:
Was very irritated to see that when I applied for a new job, Upwork automatically put in a lower rate than what's on my profile.
It is unacceptable that Upwork would automatically change your rate and to a lower rate at that.
What on earth are they thinking?
I clicked "apply on a job", and the billing rate was already filled in with $25/hr when my profile rate is $28/hr.
When I'm applying for an hourly job, I usually don't double-check the proposed rate because the site always used to automatically put the rate that's on our profiles.
So not sure if this is a bug or some extension of the new rate tip feature. Hope it's not the latter.
Thanks for following up, Isabelle Anne. I have been trying to replicate it and so far I am not able to. In the Propose Terms field your profile rate shows as the billing rate by default.
Could you please take a screenshot if you come across the same problem again?
@Gabor K wrote:
Why could this not be enabled for everyone at once?
I cannot and do not speak for Upwork. As a user and observer, it seems to me that when Upwork springs a new feature on us all at once and across the board, results are at best uneven. The more cautious their implementation, in my view, the better for all.