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Withdrawn by freelancer???

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Vivek K Member Since: May 28, 2016
11 of 17

Jennifer R wrote:


A few months ago Upwork withdraw all my proposals for jobs I was invited to. Since they were all invites I was able to reach out to some clients and got some of the jobs. I never received an explination about why the system had withdrawn all my proposals.


That's Sad. I was of the assumption that either the Freelancer withdraws the offer on their own or upwork does it if the freelancers gets suspended from upwork for any reason.

 

There is a whole thread about Upwork's talent specialists archiving proposals. And now this experience of yours for invite only Jobs. I am at a  loss to understand as to what does upwork want to achieve by all this.

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Alan B Member Since: Oct 27, 2016
12 of 17

Jennifer R wrote:

 

A few months ago Upwork withdraw all my proposals for jobs I was invited to. Since they were all invites I was able to reach out to some clients and got some of the jobs. I never received an explination about why the system had withdrawn all my proposals.

@Jennifer... As an Employer... I feel for you as a Freelancer... and am quite dismayed to learn of this kind of stealth business practice.

I have actually FIRED Upwork twice (2x)... but have recently returned after tiring of Fiverr's adolescent communication limitations with Freelancers. Currently, I am well pleased with the high quality of service that Upwork Support has provided over the past (6) months... a significant improvement.

 

I would ENCOURAGE you to press Upwork to discover and identify what issue they were concerned about... and to be fully transparent and forthcoming with both Freelancers and Employers so that issues may be intelligently, efficiently, and justly resolved vs. NO COMMUNICATION... NO DISCLOSURE... NO EXPLANATION... NO OPPORTUNITY TO CORRECT POTENTIAL MISUNDERSTANDINGS.

 

I hope this proves helpful.

 

~ Alan

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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
13 of 17

Alan B wrote:

Jennifer R wrote:

 

A few months ago Upwork withdraw all my proposals for jobs I was invited to. Since they were all invites I was able to reach out to some clients and got some of the jobs. I never received an explination about why the system had withdrawn all my proposals.

@Jennifer... As an Employer... I feel for you as a Freelancer... and am quite dismayed to learn of this kind of stealth business practice.

I have actually FIRED Upwork twice (2x)... but have recently returned after tiring of Fiverr's adolescent communication limitations with Freelancers. Currently, I am well pleased with the high quality of service that Upwork Support has provided over the past (6) months... a significant improvement.

 

I would ENCOURAGE you to press Upwork to discover and identify what issue they were concerned about... and to be fully transparent and forthcoming with both Freelancers and Employers so that issues may be intelligently, efficiently, and justly resolved vs. NO COMMUNICATION... NO DISCLOSURE... NO EXPLANATION... NO OPPORTUNITY TO CORRECT POTENTIAL MISUNDERSTANDINGS.

 

I hope this proves helpful.

 

~ Alan


**Edited for Community Guidelines**

 

"Pressing" Upwork yields litte results for freelancers - we are kept in the dark about many things and have learned to live with that business modei.

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Alan B Member Since: Oct 27, 2016
14 of 17

Virginia F wrote:

 

**Edited for Community Guidelines**

 

"Pressing" Upwork yields litte results for freelancers - we are kept in the dark about many things and have learned to live with that business modei.


 

Thank you for the heads-up, Virginia.

This is an UNACCEPTABLE business practice.

If this should ever be imposed upon my business by Upwork... it shall be our LAST transaction.

 

Positively,
~ Alan

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
15 of 17

Hi All,

 

I'd like to clarify that proposals aren't withdrawn automatically anymore when a freelancer is asked to verify their identity via a video call or by submitting required documents. Proposals are only withdrawn automatically when a freelancer is suspended. Similarly, the freelancer can continue working on their active contracts even if they've been requested to verify their identity and even with certain types of suspensions. 

~ Valeria
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Alan B Member Since: Oct 27, 2016
16 of 17

Valeria K wrote:

Hi All,

 

I'd like to clarify that proposals aren't withdrawn automatically anymore when a freelancer is asked to verify their identity via a video call or by submitting required documents. Proposals are only withdrawn automatically when a freelancer is suspended. Similarly, the freelancer can continue working on their active contracts even if they've been requested to verify their identity and even with certain types of suspensions. 


 

Hello, Valeria:

 

Happy to hear. Hope this is judiciously implemented to all partys' benefit.

Thank you,

~ Alan

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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
17 of 17

Valeria K wrote:

Hi All,

 

I'd like to clarify that proposals aren't withdrawn automatically anymore when a freelancer is asked to verify their identity via a video call or by submitting required documents. Proposals are only withdrawn automatically when a freelancer is suspended. Similarly, the freelancer can continue working on their active contracts even if they've been requested to verify their identity and even with certain types of suspensions. 


How nice to hear they've stopped doing that ... so apologies. What would be really nice is if UW could figure out a way to notify all users of these changes. There are many of us who rarely look at "Official Upwork/Announcements.

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