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Crazy Job Postings Part II

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Jess C Member Since: Feb 18, 2015
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@Tiffany S wrote:

I saw one this morning that said "60 blog posts for only $50!" as if the selling point was how low the budget was. 


Are you sure they weren't yet another confused freelancer posting as a client? Those are always fun, especially when other confused freelancers actually submit proposals!

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Pandora H Member Since: May 11, 2010
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@Jess C wrote:

Are you sure they weren't yet another confused freelancer posting as a client? Those are always fun, especially when other confused freelancers actually submit proposals!



I saw something new from a Digital Agency today, that made me go huh?  The first line of the job description contained this: Hello, <freelancer name>

 

Oddly, the client has been around a while, so either someone new is handling their recruitment (and they are a freelancer working for said client), or the usual poster pressed the wrong button (should have been a private job).

 

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Bojana D Member Since: May 2, 2011
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@Pandora H wrote:

I saw something new from a Digital Agency today, that made me go huh?  The first line of the job description contained this: Hello, <freelancer name>

Oddly, the client has been around a while, so either someone new is handling their recruitment (and they are a freelancer working for said client), or the usual poster pressed the wrong button (should have been a private job).


I've even received invites like this. "2 Poster layouts and a flyer for Carlo". Was tempted to put NOT CARLO as reason for declining it.

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Pandora H Member Since: May 11, 2010
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@Bojana D wrote:


I've even received invites like this. "2 Poster layouts and a flyer for Carlo". Was tempted to put NOT CARLO as reason for declining it.


Oh my goodness. That is just insane! I'd have been very tempted to not only decline, but write a message to the client saying:

 

It appears your recruiter (or perhaps you) are new to Upwork. If you are interested in getting the services of an Experienced Upwork Recruiter, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your time.

 

Regards,

NOT Carlo

 

And yes, in RL I actually have sent back 2 messages somewhat like that that. And got an interview request out of one of them. I declined the job after learning more about the business, which was an industry I had 0 interest in (Finance). <yawn>

 

I mean really, what are they going to do, report our message as spam? (maybe they can do that,  but I doubt THESE clients would bother)

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Jess C Member Since: Feb 18, 2015
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@Pandora H wrote:

I saw something new from a Digital Agency today, that made me go huh?  The first line of the job description contained this: Hello, <freelancer name>

 

Oddly, the client has been around a while, so either someone new is handling their recruitment (and they are a freelancer working for said client), or the usual poster pressed the wrong button (should have been a private job).


This happens all. the. time. And there's no way to report them effectively. I saw one once that included the client's website admin login information - url, username, and password - in a public job post addressed to a particular freelancer.

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Pandora H Member Since: May 11, 2010
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@Jess C wrote:

@Pandora H wrote:

I saw something new from a Digital Agency today, that made me go huh?  The first line of the job description contained this: Hello, <freelancer name>

 

Oddly, the client has been around a while, so either someone new is handling their recruitment (and they are a freelancer working for said client), or the usual poster pressed the wrong button (should have been a private job).


This happens all. the. time. And there's no way to report them effectively. I saw one once that included the client's website admin login information - url, username, and password - in a public job post addressed to a particular freelancer.


 Jeez, why not take the same info and post it on a Billboard in NYC Times Square.

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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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@Jess C wrote:

@Tiffany S wrote:

I saw one this morning that said "60 blog posts for only $50!" as if the selling point was how low the budget was. 


Are you sure they weren't yet another confused freelancer posting as a client? Those are always fun, especially when other confused freelancers actually submit proposals!


 Nope, I've seen that before, but this seems to be this client's pitch. I saw another one this morning looking for legal blog posts in Spanish ("100 posts for only $100!")

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Thijmen Z Member Since: Jul 30, 2018
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Part of me kind of wants to create a job post which is just non-sense and see what kind of people and offers you get.

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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@Thijmen Z wrote:

Part of me kind of wants to create a job post which is just non-sense and see what kind of people and offers you get.


 that would be great fun....

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Ray C Member Since: Jun 17, 2015
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Thijmen Z., brilliantly wrote: Part of me kind of wants to create a job post which is just non-sense and see what kind of people and offers you get.


Oh Do it Thijmen! Think of the fun we'll have! In fact do a whole series of spoof job posts!

A website for 13¢,

Papua New Guinea native needed to translate 12,000,000,000 words from Swahili to Inuit for .000000001¢ per word, in 20 minutes!, safe cracking experience a plus!

WWF slap-down champion writer wanted to ghostwrite the memoirs of my 3 year old son.

Need a Serial Bomber Designer to make an animated 20 minute video to put on my business card.

Create an app for hacking into election databas
es. No pay but 5 stars! —Ask for Donald.

Porn Star needed for feature length art film. Must be willing to sign NDA —Ask for Donald.

The possibilities are mindless!!!! 


 

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