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My proposals are archived!

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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@Vivek K wrote:

Petra,

What could be the reason for Upwork to mess with whole hiring process when they have not been asked to do that?


 Heaven knows, but when one of those (insert bleepable word) invited me to a job I was already hired on (just think how embarrassing that could have been...) my client told me she had never requested the interference help of those people and told me they just started to flutter in and help (insert bleepable words)

 

 


@Vivek K wrote:

I just raised a query that OP may have signed up for any of such services offered by upwork, somehow missing  some small details. People sometime overlook some small details .I may definitely be wrong  .That was just a query.


 $ 500 per job post is hardly "some small detail" - nor is 10% of all future payments on any contract arising from such a job post (the "Pro" ones...)

 

I am still waiting for a / ANY justification from Upwork why they hide our proposals from the clients and whether we get our connects and payments back when they do.

 

To say that this appears to be sneaky and disingenuous is putting it mildly.  Frankly is feels downright evil.

We recently saw someone say they spend $ 200 a month on Connects.

So he throws that kind of money down Upwork's throat and Upwork then throws his proposals in the trash.

That simply isn't right.

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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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@Petra R wrote:

"I am still waiting for a / ANY justification from Upwork why they hide our proposals from the clients and whether we get our connects and payments back when they do".

 

Standing right next to you, waiting.

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Vivek K Member Since: May 28, 2016
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Heaven knows, but when one of those (insert bleepable word) invited me to a job I was already hired on (just think how embarrassing that could have been...) my client told me she had never requested the interference help of those people and told me they just started to flutter in and help (insert bleepable words)

To say that this appears to be sneaky and disingenuous is putting it mildly.  Frankly is feels downright evil.

We recently saw someone say they spend $ 200 a month on Connects.

So he throws that kind of money down Upwork's throat and Upwork then throws his proposals in the trash.

That simply isn't right.

 

You are correct. I did not have those insights. It surely feels something is extremely wrong with upwork. It does not give good feeling 

 

 $ 500 per job post is hardly "some small detail" - nor is 10% of all future payments on any contract arising from such a job post (the "Pro" ones...)

 

I understand how large amount is that. But we have seen cases where clients have erred on judgement and understanding  and lost several thousands dollar. If I remember it right, a client was complaining about receiving absolutely nothing and had already given  thousands of dollar (was it 8000?) in advance to freelancer in another country.

 

But what are you telling from your experience does indicate something is wrong..very very wrong.

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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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"I am (We are) still waiting for a / ANY justification from Upwork why they hide our proposals from the clients and whether we get our connects and payments back when they do."  X 3

 

Vivek, we are all in agreement with you ... "that something is wrong. Very, vvery wrong."

 

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Isabelle Anne A Member Since: May 19, 2014
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It's really unnerving that we haven't received an appropriate official response to this yet. This is one of the most serious and disturbing "updates" that Upwork has made to its site, and you can't continue ignoring us in hopes that we'll just let this go. This habit of silently imposing horrible changes without informing us is simply bad business.

 

If this is a bug or misunderstanding (which I don't believe it is), please let us know what happened and when/how it will be resolved.

 

If it is now an Upwork practice to choose for its clients who they should and shouldn't consider hiring, let us know so that freelancers can start looking for work off the platform and/or stop wasting money on extra connects.

 

Either way, both clients and freelancers deserve a thorough explanation.

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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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@Isabelle Anne A wrote:

It's really unnerving that we haven't received an appropriate official response to this yet. This is one of the most serious and disturbing "updates" that Upwork has made to its site, and you can't continue ignoring us in hopes that we'll just let this go. This habit of silently imposing horrible changes without informing us is simply bad business.

 

If this is a bug or misunderstanding (which I don't believe it is), please let us know what happened and when/how it will be resolved.

 

If it is now an Upwork practice to choose for its clients who they should and shouldn't consider hiring, let us know so that freelancers can start looking for work off the platform and/or stop wasting money on extra connects.

 

Either way, both clients and freelancers deserve a thorough explanation.


Unnerving  ... the understatement of the day. This lack of response shows a horrible lack of respect, for both your clients and your freelancers, Upwork.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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@Virginia F wrote:


Either way, both clients and freelancers deserve a thorough explanation.


This lack of response shows a horrible lack of respect, for both your clients and your freelancers, Upwork.


 In fairness I expect this is currently being discussed elsewhere ("upstairs") to formulate a response. Let's be patient.

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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@Petra R wrote:


 In fairness I expect this is currently being discussed elsewhere ("upstairs") to formulate a response. Let's be patient.


PR: They found out.

Corporate: Frak, who screwed up?

Some Dude: ...

Corporate: **bleep** Some Dude! What were you thinking?

Some Dude: I thought it would help...

Corporate: How does that help now Some Dude?

PR: What shall we tell them?

Corporate: Frak them. What if we say nothing? That's what we usually do at corporate. We say squat.

PR: They won't stop asking.

Corporate: Screw them. We need to find something. Do the buy BS? I mean usually?

PR: Usually no. Not at all.

Corporate: Dammit. Freelancers! What a PITA!

Some Dude: Can I go now?

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"Where darkness shines like dazzling light"   —William Ashbless
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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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Brilliant. And TRUE.

 

If a moderator actually cares enough to respond to this thread, please note it was a Buyer who originated it... not us pesky FLers.

 

 

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Kathy T Member Since: Jul 17, 2015
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