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My proposals are archived!

lysis10
Community Guru
Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
11 of 329

oh no lol Talent Specialists in charge of choosing who is right for the project.  If you can't laugh at these situations, you'll go insane.

 

Oh dear oh dear. I'm gonna stay positive and zen and assume the Talent Specialist hit the wrong button and didn't mean to do this. Upwork has made me a zen alcoholic because of this stuff.

mtngigi
Community Guru
Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
12 of 329

@Rene K wrote:

What the frak is going on here?

Upwork?


What the frak indeed? Way to bring down the holiday mood I was in, Upwork.

Perhaps a mod will come along and let me know if I should stop wasting my time crafting thoughtful proposals tailored to a client's RFP if it means one of your "Talent Specialists" is going to toss it in the trash, never to be seen by anyone.

Here's an idea, UW - how about NOT inserting yourselves into my freelance business unless I asked for your help. What a travesty.

 

ETA: I don't know whether or not to be surprised at the lack of follow-up by a mod. What is the reason for this total and complete silence from Upwork? And where are the clients who posted their concerns about "hidden" freelancers.

 

Hello? Anybody home?

petra_r
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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@Valeria K wrote:

Petra,

 

That is part of the services that Talent Services offer to clients and Dan is currently in contact with one of the Talent Specialists. This is a service that clients can choose to receive or opt out of.


 Yes.  And according to Dan he never wanted this "service."

According to Sarah she didn't even know that the "talent specialist" was hiding proposals from her.

 

I find this so deeply disturbing I am having trouble wrapping my head around it.

 

Do freelancers who buy Connects or memberships get their money and / or connects back when Upwork first takes their money and then hides their proposals from clients without the client's knowledge and consent?

 

It's like a lottery company taking your cash for a lottery ticket and then not including your ticket in the draw.

 

Frankly, I am somewhere between flabbergasted and outraged.

This is so wrong I don't even know where to start.

 

kat303
Community Guru
Kathy T Member Since: Jul 17, 2015
14 of 329

The sad part of this is that there is nothing we or anyone can do about it except to post our thoughts here. It's also sad that the thousands + of freelancers on here, who don't read the posts, know nothing about this.

mtngigi
Community Guru
Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
15 of 329

@Kathy T wrote:

The sad part of this is that there is nothing we or anyone can do about it except to post our thoughts here. It's also sad that the thousands + of freelancers on here, who don't read the posts, know nothing about this.


You're right, Kathy. That said, when we post our thoughts, the clients who have participated in this thread will (hopefully) see our responses and they'll keep crying "FOUL". Let's not get this thread buried and forgotten. I'm (mostly) over other stupid decisions UW makes, but this thing has got to go away. I like the noise crickets make ... but not in this case.

n_vorobyova
Active Member
Tasha V Member Since: Feb 14, 2018
16 of 329

Ohhhh, I just walked in and saw it. This is a problem, and she touched everyone. I see so many disgruntled freelancers. I am outraged because my offers go to the archive every other day, and I buy a membership and they do it unfairly. I hope they solve it.

yabeets
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Yabets T Member Since: Aug 6, 2020
17 of 329

seriously that's why I lost many jobs opportunities and loose all those connects why??

petra_r
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Yabets T wrote:

seriously that's why I lost many jobs opportunities and loose all those connects why??


If you had read the whole thread you'd see that Upwork stopped doing so almost 2 years ago. So no, it's not why clients don't hire you.

researchediting
Community Guru
Douglas Michael M Member Since: May 22, 2015
19 of 329

While this may be a stretch, programming changes at Upwork so commonly produce unexpected ancillary results that I have to ask:

 

Could this be at all related to my inability to accept a current client's invitation to a new job?

p.s. Back on topic: And once again, it seems, we have a fundamental change in how the site works, affecting both buyers and sellers, rolled out willy-nilly with no thought of informing—let alone consulting—anyone.

 

[edited: Invitation failure appears to be unrelated; it was failing via computer, but worked via tablet. Go know.]

jessicasimko
Community Guru
Jessica S Member Since: Dec 4, 2015
20 of 329

Valeria K wrote:

Petra,

 

That is part of the services that Talent Services offer to clients and Dan is currently in contact with one of the Talent Specialists. This is a service that clients can choose to receive or opt out of.


Valeria,

Can you please let me know if having a talent specialist IS something they have to actively select and not a default option? It’s concerning that several clients are saying they did NOT ask for this service. I get the concept. If a client actively chooses it, that is one thing. But if talent specialists are a “default” option now, where the client didn’t ask for nor want it, that is something else. Does a client have to actively tick a box (or something similar) to have the help of a talent specialist?  If so, why are several clients on this thread receiving the service when they didn’t ask for it?

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