Is it possible for you guys to explain the changes through a simple comparison chart? Like before & after? So we can properlyjudge if the changes are good or bad? kthx
But I doubt there will be much there that will impact my work on Upwork.
- I am not part of an agency.
- I do not run a company which uses Upwork Payroll Management nor do I intend to work for a company that uss this service.
- I do not use the dispute system. I have clearly and repeatedly stated in the Community Forum that my position on disputes is that I will never file a dispute. Ever. For any reason. I doubt there is any way a client could successfully file a dispute against me, because before things would get to that point I would simply refund any funds relating to any work I question. And I would keep the work that was not paid for. My clients don't want money from me, and they're not interested in filing disputes. They want me to work for them. Obviously they know if they decided to not pay me then I would simply decline to do any more work for them. So the dispute system is of no use to me because I have far more effective tools at my disposal for ensuring good client behavior.
"So the dispute system is of no use to me because I have far more effective tools at my disposal for ensuring good client behavior."
What tools are those? And, don't you agree to use the dispute system if you sign up here?
re: "What tools are those? And, don't you agree to use the dispute system if you sign up here?"
William, the dispute system comes from Upwork's marketing and legal people. It is not Upwork's desire that anybody actually use it. If anybody files a dispute it means that the intended model for working on Upwork has failed.
Nothing in any in any user agreement compels any Upwork user to ever file a dispute. And the way I work makes it impossible for any client to ever file a dispute against me.
The work I do is of such high quality that I would always rather keep it for myself rather than release it to a client.
So if any client ever had a complaint or wanted to dispute anything, I would just issue a full refund and gratefully keep the work I did.
But this has never happened.
The biggest fear my clients have is that I might not want to continue working for them. So they make every effort to pay for the work I do and act respectfully at all times.
What possible reason could I have for ever filing a dispute?