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Re: Crazy Job Postings Part II

alice_m_uk
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Laura M Member Since: May 10, 2018
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I might be a total wet blanket, but job descriptions like this: 

 

"I need the help of a badass wordsmith creative effin genius to clean up my book manuscript.." 

"If your gig proposal includes any typos, I will kindly respond with a free consulting session to help you find a new career path that works best for you...how can you apply for a book editing gig when your english is horrific and you are careless?"

 

With questions for the application including - "Name your cheat food", "Describe 3 hacks to sell more books", and "Did you smile at my post or did you shake your head because you take life too seriously?" (paraphrased) 

 

I've noticed a few book editor ads like this lately, and it makes me think the client will be insufferable to deal with. I don't need 'zany' in my job ads. 

jr-translation
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Jennifer R Member Since: Sep 15, 2017
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Translate 30K English to German for $100:

 

"PS: I am looking for only NEW UPWORK FREELANCERS! NEW! ($0 earned freelancers) "

 

 

martina_plaschka
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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Jennifer R wrote:

Translate 30K English to German for $100:

 

"PS: I am looking for only NEW UPWORK FREELANCERS! NEW! ($0 earned freelancers) "

 

 


Oh yeah, saw that one too! Not exactly a trust-building exercise, that ... 

numbsain
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Ray C Member Since: Jun 17, 2015
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Somehow I get the feeling the status of those freelancers won't change
after completing this job. On the bright side, they'll still be eligible
for the next assignment with the same requirements!

Maybe he's writing a German comedy about an inept American president and
this is the dialog the actor who portrays the POTUS will use in the film.
Wonder which president it's about...
petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Jennifer R wrote:

Translate 30K English to German for $100:

 

"PS: I am looking for only NEW UPWORK FREELANCERS! NEW! ($0 earned freelancers) "

 

 


did it have applicants? Smiley Surprised

prestonhunter
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "Translate 30K English to German for $100"

 

I'll do it for free. Here:

30K Englisch

 

martina_plaschka
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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Preston H wrote:

re: "Translate 30K English to German for $100"

 

I'll do it for free. Here:

30K Englisch

 


Almost there! 30T Englisch

Sorry, will only pay $50 for it...

csvanhove
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Camiel V Member Since: Aug 29, 2018
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Dreissichtausend vom Englisch zum Deutsch

 

PS: Ich suche nur NEUE FREELANZER DES UPWORKS! NEU! ($0 verdiente Freelanzer)

Bitte reagieren Sie NUR wenn es Ihnen nicht interesiert nicht zahlt zu werden. Oder wenn Sie finden das im freie Marketplätzer die Preise sehr hohe sein und sollen stabilisieren am anderthalb-zehnte Dollarcent nach Upworkfees und MwST.

 

I'm sorry for all the germans reading this, but probably this is the quality they are looking for, German translated by people who live very far away from the German labourmarket...

Can you actually report these types of posters?

martina_plaschka
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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Camiel V wrote:

Dreissichtausend vom Englisch zum Deutsch

 

PS: Ich suche nur NEUE FREELANZER DES UPWORKS! NEU! ($0 verdiente Freelanzer)

Bitte reagieren Sie NUR wenn es Ihnen nicht interesiert nicht zahlt zu werden. Oder wenn Sie finden das im freie Marketplätzer die Preise sehr hohe sein und sollen stabilisieren am anderthalb-zehnte Dollarcent nach Upworkfees und MwST.

 

I'm sorry for all the germans reading this, but probably this is the quality they are looking for, German translated by people who live very far away from the German labourmarket...

Can you actually report these types of posters?


lol... I think the correct word is Freilänzer, or at least this is what I will be calling myself from now on.

Sometimes I report them by showing that it equals an hourly rate below the allowed hourly rate of USD 3, but I don't think that anybody is impressed... 

petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Camiel V wrote:


Can you actually report these types of posters?


Camiel, the freelancers who work for that kind of money are equally to blame.

 

On that note, and no offence, you are are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.

Up your rate for crying out loud.

 

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