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Crazy Job Postings Part II

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Pandora H Member Since: May 11, 2010
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Most of you already know the drill here, but if not........

 

Folks, feel free to share crazy job postings you see. I've been wanting to create a thread like this for a while, and think it would be fun of we can keep it updated periodically.

 

Warning: Do not copy paste a job description, do not include a link to the post, or client details. Keep it within forum post guidlines!

 

Not sure what those guidelines are? Go here: https://community.upwork.com/t5/Announcements/Upwork-Community-Guidelines/td-p/3/jump-to/first-unrea...

 

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Melissa T Member Since: Dec 5, 2014
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I haven't come across anything too crazy lately. Just the usual "I want 15 pieces of branded collateral, print and web, and a logo (so, a whole identity), and I want to pay $30, budget is firm, do not apply if you cannot accept the rate". Go suck eggs. 

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Pandora H Member Since: May 11, 2010
3 of 700

@Melissa T wrote:

I haven't come across anything too crazy lately. Just the usual "I want 15 pieces of branded collateral, print and web, and a logo (so, a whole identity), and I want to pay $30, budget is firm, do not apply if you cannot accept the rate". Go suck eggs. 


I occasionly get graphic design or writing jobs in my feed (pretty sure beause the client picked the wrong category.) Since they are pretty rare, I often look at them. More times then not, it's those bottom feeding clients wanting cheap, low quality labor.  Makes me really glad I'm not in either profession.

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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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@Melissa T wrote:

I haven't come across anything too crazy lately. Just the usual "I want 15 pieces of branded collateral, print and web, and a logo (so, a whole identity), and I want to pay $30, budget is firm, do not apply if you cannot accept the rate". Go suck eggs. 


 lol ... haven't heard "suck an egg" in a long time. I think that might be a back east thing.

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Renata S Member Since: Jun 10, 2014
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@Virginia F wrote:

@Melissa T wrote:

I haven't come across anything too crazy lately. Just the usual "I want 15 pieces of branded collateral, print and web, and a logo (so, a whole identity), and I want to pay $30, budget is firm, do not apply if you cannot accept the rate". Go suck eggs. 


 lol ... haven't heard "suck an egg" in a long time. I think that might be a back east thing.


Yeah. I'm a transplated West Coaster.  I think the vegan population gets significantly smaller the farther east you travel. Smiley Very Happy 

What's the text message version? GSE or SAE? 

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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And now a Developer progressive pornsite  wanted by a Bulgarian buyer. Well spotted Upwork. What will you do? Allow the client to go underground and only send out private invitations?

 

The job offer is quite explicit.

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Pandora H Member Since: May 11, 2010
7 of 700

@Nichola L wrote:

And now a Developer progressive pornsite  wanted by a Bulgarian buyer. Well spotted Upwork. What will you do? Allow the client to go underground and only send out private invitations?

 

The job offer is quite explicit.


Huh...I'm inclined to search for this one, just for the giggle factor.

 

Update: Found it. No serious verbage violations, but I would have thought this would get snagged. Somebody asleep at the wheel, or lack of training?

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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@Pandora H wrote:

@Nichola L wrote:

And now a Developer progressive pornsite  wanted by a Bulgarian buyer. Well spotted Upwork. What will you do? Allow the client to go underground and only send out private invitations?

 

The job offer is quite explicit.


Huh...I'm inclined to search for this one, just for the giggle factor.

 

Update: Found it. No serious verbage violations, but I would have thought this would get snagged. Somebody asleep at the wheel, or lack of training?


 But I think this one ties in with a freelancer who was worried about signing an NDA for a progressive website . . .

A little while ago Upwork onboarded extra mods for weekend duty - there is precious little evidence of them.

 

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Jody P Member Since: Aug 1, 2017
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@Melissa T wrote:

I haven't come across anything too crazy lately. Just the usual "I want 15 pieces of branded collateral, print and web, and a logo (so, a whole identity), and I want to pay $30, budget is firm, do not apply if you cannot accept the rate". Go suck eggs. 



 

Ouch. Sounds more like a fiverr gig to me.

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Virginia F Member Since: May 14, 2017
10 of 700

Ha. I saw an ad for several 1000  word articles for $2 each. Geez. It would take more than $2 for me to type my name! Then there was the 8000 word romance for $5. Danielle Steele has not been heared from.

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