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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
21 of 25

Living in Hawaii as I do, I'm literally offshore to every other place on earth, even though I have a US location.

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Prashant P Member Since: Sep 29, 2015
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$500 for an IT project is a bargain basement freelancer price.  Preston wouldn't even APPLY.

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Prashant P Member Since: Sep 29, 2015
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@Preston H wrote:

 

It makes me think of hiring people who live on oil rigs.


 What would you do when they come home?  They usually follow 2 wks on 2 off schedule.

 

And what should we call those 'offshorean" people?

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Philippe D Member Since: Jan 16, 2020
24 of 25

I do not know if this can be a reply to your query, but I already have been contacted twice via other platforms by people advertising a job offer: when I showed interest, I was asked whether I knew about Upwork. Next, I was offered money if I let those people use my profile for doing their own activities.

 

I turned down both offers, of course, as the principle of someone using my name is at the least dodgy and legally risky. But this might explain some strange things happening...

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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Philippe D wrote:

I do not know if this can be a reply to your query, but I already have been contacted twice via other platforms by people advertising a job offer: when I showed interest, I was asked whether I knew about Upwork. Next, I was offered money if I let those people use my profile for doing their own activities.

 

I turned down both offers, of course, as the principle of someone using my name is at the least dodgy and legally risky. But this might explain some strange things happening...


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Lol!  Nothing more dodgy than using a portrait by Géricault as your own profile picture! (Upwork doesn't really like that.) You should read the ToS before talking about "principles" and other  "legally risky" practices.  

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