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Edited: Upwork developer gone MIA (AS USUAL)

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Matt C Member Since: May 9, 2019
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Upwork developer gone MIA (AS USUAL)

 

**Edited for Community Guidelines** has not provided any code and has now gone missing!

 

His initial proposal stated he could "completed the tasks in 2 hours" and this is now two weeks ago.

 

Even previous developers who could not complete the tasks at least **Edited for Community Guidelines** so or at least provide sections of work that they could complete.

 

**Edited for Community Guidelines** has pathetically gone into hiding like a child and **edited for Community Guidelines** and quite frankly, should be **Edited for Community Guidelines**.

 

No contact from the upwork ticket I submitted to help get this sorted and no contact number.

 

Please somone respond as this is a matter of urgency and I am fed up of terrible developers on upwork damaging companies.....

 

(This is why projects and prices are going down on upwork because the majority of you provide such poor standard of work)

 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Matt C wrote:

 

(.... because the majority of you provide such poor standard of work)

 


No, "the majority" of us do no such thing.

Maybe try a freelancer with some history and consistently high feedback, rather than a newbie with no history (assuming of course, that I am looking at the right freelancer.....?)

 


Matt C wrote:

Upwork developer gone MIA (AS USUAL)


If this is what happens to you "as usual" and more than "rarely" or "once in a while," you are using the wrong freelancers. This may be due to not choosing them very carefully or because your budget does not attract the kind of freelancers who would do a great job for you.

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Matt C Member Since: May 9, 2019
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Petra R:

 

I categorically disagree with your answers and to be honest, your answers are the standard rubbish I expected.


Firstly: History

 

History and feedback may be useful but has no merit whatsoever when making a hire! I look for developers who can do the job! If a developer has 15 years experience but has just signed up to upwork does that mean I should not use them?? What rubbish reasoning from you. I am 100% for equal opportunities and everyone needs a chance to build their profile, as i'm sure you once did at a time! Shall we go back and tell all those people not to connect with you back at the start of your career?

 

Second point: BUDGET.

 

Again, a standard response that was expected from a simple mind. My budget is uncapped, we have experience in development and know how much work is involved in the tasks so the "Budget" is set accordingly. The developers who do not think the budget is fair are crooks and are planning to charge more.

 

So again, your response was uninspiring, expected and unintelligently biased and I completely disagree.

 

Please feel free to remove your response.

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Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Matt,

I`m sorry to hear about the bad experience you had with your freelancers.
Just to confirm, I've escalated your tickets to our team and one of our team members will update your ticket with more details as soon as possible and assist you further.
If you have any additional questions let me know or feel free to update your ticket directly, our team will assist you further. Thank you.


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Matt C Member Since: May 9, 2019
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Hello Goran,


Thank you that is a great help and a much better response than Petra R's "Try using better developers and pay more".

 

I am not disputing a developers skills or the budget I am disputing the fact that a contract was entered by two parties so for one party just go MIA for no reason damaging a company is just not on.


So thank you again Goran I shall wait for a response to help get this situation solved and Petra R, please take note for future responses and to save you future embarrassment.

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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Matt C wrote:

 

 

(... because the majority of you provide such poor standard of work)

 


Lol :-)

 

 

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"Where darkness shines like dazzling light"   —William Ashbless
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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
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His initial proposal stated he could "completed the tasks in 2 hours" and this is now two weeks ago.

2 hours?  Did you think that it could be accomplished in 2 hours?  If so, why did you let it go two weeks.  

 

Was this an hourly job?  Because if it wasn't going well in the screenshots then why not draw an end to it immediately?

 

If it was a per-project job then I would not deliver source to you either unless you are going to pay me.  

 

It sounds like maybe you hired a bad freelancer and you have a history of doing so.  Upwork really does not do anything to vet the quality of a freelancer so surely you must understand the burden is on you.  How did you vet that this particular freelancer could do the job?  Maybe there is some flaw in your process.

 

Or do you just believe Upwork is at fault?

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Matt C Member Since: May 9, 2019
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Mark F.....

 

What???!!!

 

I'm just going to keep this plain and simple for you as I do not know what conversation you are addressing....

 

1. No, that's why I gave him two days after he had confirmed he understood. He built his code using the wrong development setup and so he had to start again, and I had to wait.

2. No it wasn't.

3. Who said I wasn't going to pay? Why would I not pay for a job I have listed and hired someone to help me with? I am using Upwork as a service. Where are you getting this information from and why are you even mentioning this anyway? I am completely stunned and shocked by this ridiculous and unbacked remark that has no relevance to this situation whatsoever. I have already stated the budget is uncapped.

4. When have I stated or even hinted that upwork are at fault in this situation?

 

I remind ALL "Community Gurus", if you can not have **Edited for Community Guidelines** conversation based on facts rather than made up assumptions then do not comment.

 

 

I genuinely thought the responses could not get any worse than the first Gurus initial comment but this actual response is not relevant to anyone anywhere in relation to this topic.

 

...also, it sounds like you are not a trustful business partner and do not share code unless you have been paid first. This can be seen as a very greedy state of mind and very counterproductive.

 

Business partnerships should be built on trust, mutual respect and value. How would I pay a developer if I have not received any code to add to my current project? **edited for Community Guidelines**

 

WOW!!!

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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
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1. No, that's why I gave him two days after he had confirmed he understood. He built his code using the wrong development setup and so he had to start again, and I had to wait.

Why not get rid of him then?

2. No it wasn't.

So to clarify, it was per-project?

3. Who said I wasn't going to pay? Why would I not pay for a job I have listed and hired someone to help me with? I am using Upwork as a service. Where are you getting this information from and why are you even mentioning this anyway?

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You are going to pay someone who failed to complete your task, why would you do that? 

If they never deliver what you want then you shouldn't pay them.  However, I don't know what you have said to this person but if you even intimated you were not going to pay me I wouldn't deliver.

 

4. When have I stated or even hinted that upwork are at fault in this situation?

 

**Edited for community guidelines**

 

**Edited for community guidelines**

 

I genuinely thought the responses could not get any worse than Petra R's initial comment but your actual comment is not relevant to anyone anywhere in relation to this topic.

I mostly asked questions because I am trying to understand the situation. 

 

...also, thanks for telling everyone that your not a trustful business partner and do not share code unless you have been paid first, very greedy person. Business partnerships should be built on trust, mutual respect and value. How would I pay a developer if I have not received any code to fix my current project? I would never work with you as I do not know what planet you are on.

 

WOW!!!


If a client does not pay on a per-project basis then in point of fact the code is still mine, it is my intellectual property and thus I am under no obligation to deliver it.  You get what you pay for, but you don't get what you DON'T pay for.  It's not my fault you misunderstand my point.

 

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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi All,

 

A few posts have been edited or removed from this thread for Community Guidelines

We encourage our Community members to be professional and respectful to one another when posting here. Please, be mindful of the Community Guidelines and avoid making personal attacks.

 

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