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My proposals are archived!

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Phyllis G Member Since: Sep 8, 2016
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Samuel, thanks for taking the time to post here. UW's business model prioritizes client convenience, which as a general rule we FLs accept and work with. Regarding this particular issue, both clients and FLs are being negatively affected and so far, UW insists that all is well. So, they need to hear from as many clients as possible before they'll consider resolving the problem.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Samuel A wrote:

No, I didn't ask for help


 Were you informed that they are "helping" you, at least?

 

The Director of that program posted here the other day (and hasn't been back since) and said:

 

 

Steve H wrote: Proposals are not always archived, but when they are, clients are now clearly notified. Since freelancers and clients alike have shared feedback on this thread about archiving, we’ve updated the messaging sent to a client when a proposal is archived. We've made it more clear that we've narrowed their list of active proposals and point them to where they can view the full list of proposals that were submitted for their job.

 

Can you confirm that you were:

  • clearly notified about the fact that they hid most of your proposals from you?
  • That you were sent messages when a proposal was archived.
  • that it was all made clear to you and that you were clearly pointed to where you can view the full list of proposals

We'd love to hear the answer to that!

 

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Jessica S Member Since: Dec 4, 2015
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Samuel A wrote:

No, I didn't ask for help


Sam,

Is a talent specialist doing this or does it appear to be automated by some sort of algorithm? 

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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Could someone from Upwork please answer a question for me.

 

I had a client of mine send me an invite. I noticed that she also posted it publicly. She's been with me for about 4-5 years and spent somewhere around $50,000 with me. I always bid over her budget, but she always hires me. It occurred to me that some Talent Agent or algorithm might filter me out over that, so I messaged her in the workroom to tell her to look in archived proposals if she doesn't see me.

 

It's a $3300 job, so it's significant to me. Could someone please verify that they won't hide my proposals especially since I was invited? I would realllly rage if I lost this gig over this stuff.

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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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@lysis10 wrote:

Could someone from Upwork please answer a question for me.

 

I had a client of mine send me an invite. I noticed that she also posted it publicly. She's been with me for about 4-5 years and spent somewhere around $50,000 with me. I always bid over her budget, but she always hires me. It occurred to me that some Talent Agent or algorithm might filter me out over that, so I messaged her in the workroom to tell her to look in archived proposals if she doesn't see me.

 

It's a $3300 job, so it's significant to me. Could someone please verify that they won't hide my proposals especially since I was invited? I would realllly rage if I lost this gig over this stuff.

 

Yeah, could someone/anyone from Upwork please respond to Jen's question, or are you overrun with crickets again?  Geez Louise.


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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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O Steve Holm from Upwork, where art thou who does not hear our laments?

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"Where darkness shines like dazzling light"   —William Ashbless
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Ela K Member Since: Feb 9, 2015
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I have only now read this thread.

The past months have been so slow - and I'm one of those people who almost always bids higher...

I have no words. What a mess.

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Janean L Member Since: Apr 6, 2016
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re: lamenting

 

When the Steve Holm appeared in all his glory, and all the exalted Executives with him, then did he sit on the throne of his glory. Before him all the freelancers were gathered, and he did separate the Forum Nuisances from the others, as a shepherd separates the goats from the sheep.

 

@ René :  We are the goats.

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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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Samuel A wrote:

OMG! I have the same trouble! Thanks God I've found this topic as I didn't understand what was going on! Smiley Frustrated Yesterday I posted a job to find a freelancer. Today I saw only 24 proposals and 64 proposals are in archive! I didn't touch anything! 

 

And as far as I understood now I must waste my time (to tell the truth I don't have much of it) for unarchiving proposals? What a nonsense! Upwork, come on! I registered here to find the right candidate quickly and not to waste my time! I really disappointed by your service!


 

Samuel,

 

I'm happy you found this thread as well. The more clients who take the time to chime in, the better. Because Upwork doesn't give a fig what it's freelancers have to say or feel about the matter. 64 archived proposals ... let's all chew on that for awhile.

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Heaven H Member Since: Nov 24, 2015
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This thread was 15 or 16 pages long yesterday. Now I see only four pages. What happened to all those posts?

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