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Crazy Job Postings Part II

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Pandora H Member Since: May 11, 2010
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Perhaps these Talent Specialists are CS team members who got promoted. Take that any way you wish. <wink>

 

Moving right along to series of job posts (same client every time), that I am just SICK of seeing.

 

Client is a NY company involved in merchent processing for a BIG Pharma brand that has been posting the same job for months now. In recent weeks, the number of new posts about the same job has skyrocketed.

 

I have NO IDEA why they can't seem to hire anyone for this position. They pay well, it sounds like a gig with a lot of opportunity, and they have good reviews. If any client who ends up in my feed needs help from Upwork Recruiters, it's THIS client. (and hence, why I combined two topics into this post).

 

More then once I've been tempted to bid casually to one of these jobs, and ask them what the deal is. But that's not my place, so meh!

 

Edit: Clarity

 

 

 

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Pandora H Member Since: May 11, 2010
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Wow, just wow.

My job feed is filtered to show only US jobs, but occasionally, something slips through.

Found this UK listing today, and wow, interesting AND crazy.

UK business (appearing to be quite the large company to boot), has several jobs open related to translating a BUNCH of "adult" <cough> dating sites into different languages. Now I have no issue with this, and understand this is quite the booming business in recent years (adult dating sites, as apposed to social dating sites).


None of the job posts have content that would violate the Upwork TOS, and in general the job descriptions are quite good. So, interesting client and business. Pay rate seems decent, though I didn't bother to convert to USD.

But the crazy part is that they use Basecamp. Now, I know a lot of clients use it, and for some TINY businesses, that's ok. But if you have more then 3 employees/team members and hire remote freelancers, Basecamp is bottom of the barrel. Lacking in a bunch of features including advanced data security (my number one pet peeve about PM tools), I would not recommend Basecamp to any business. Certain individuals, maybe.

No wonder a lot of the BIG PM tools have built-in tools to migrate task data from Basecamp...AND Asana, which Upwork says is a hot skill this quarter. I used to recommend Asana, but haven't for a long time.

:facepalm

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Kat C Member Since: Jul 11, 2016
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@Pandora H wrote:

Wow, just wow.

My job feed is filtered to show only US jobs, but occasionally, something slips through.

Found this UK listing today, and wow, interesting AND crazy.

UK business (appearing to be quite the large company to boot), has several jobs open related to translating a BUNCH of "adult" <cough> dating sites into different languages. Now I have no issue with this, and understand this is quite the booming business in recent years (adult dating sites, as apposed to social dating sites).


None of the job posts have content that would violate the Upwork TOS, and in general the job descriptions are quite good. So, interesting client and business. Pay rate seems decent, though I didn't bother to convert to USD.

But the crazy part is that they use Basecamp. Now, I know a lot of clients use it, and for some TINY businesses, that's ok. But if you have more then 3 employees/team members and hire remote freelancers, Basecamp is bottom of the barrel. Lacking in a bunch of features including advanced data security (my number one pet peeve about PM tools), I would not recommend Basecamp to any business. Certain individuals, maybe.

No wonder a lot of the BIG PM tools have built-in tools to migrate task data from Basecamp...AND Asana, which Upwork says is a hot skill this quarter. I used to recommend Asana, but haven't for a long time.

:facepalm


 I hate Basecamp.

 

Ugh.

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



 I hate Basecamp.

 

Ugh.


 Thank you!

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Renata S Member Since: Jun 10, 2014
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I just saw one for a "heavy editing proofreader." Possibly only the proofreaders will catch that one. 

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Jutta B Member Since: Jun 7, 2016
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saw the same one...could only shake my head.

" The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be "
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Prashant P Member Since: Sep 29, 2015
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Well this is just short of making a website telepathic. For a whopping $200.

 

"Automatically Update Weebly Website with Content from Email or SMS.

 

We have a Weebly website and want to be able to automatically update content on it's pages directly from emails that we generate."

 

 

 

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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@Renata S wrote:

I just saw one for a "heavy editing proofreader." Possibly only the proofreaders will catch that one. 


 That was probably the same one who was looking for a vast proofreader!

 

ETA: Oops, sorry, I have been asleep at this party - go back a few pages Smiley Tongue

 

PS: In UK English a winky means something else entirely and a koozie could be a winky warmer (also UK) - I'm going back to sleep . . .

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Pandora H Member Since: May 11, 2010
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@Nichola L wrote:

@Renata S wrote:

I just saw one for a "heavy editing proofreader." Possibly only the proofreaders will catch that one. 


 That was probably the same one who was looking for a vast proofreader!

 

ETA: Oops, sorry, I have been asleep at this party - go back a few pages Smiley Tongue

 

PS: In UK English a winky means something else entirely and a koozie could be a winky warmer (also UK) - I'm going back to sleep . . .


I don't EVEN want to ask.  But to clarify the koozie thing, it's a US term for can covers (that insulate, and/or can be used for marketing (logos, etc).

 

And koozie is a hack on the older, and not much used anymore word cozy, which in product terms referred mostly to teapot covers and occassionaly to cup covers (usually teacups). The picture I posted of a teapot cozy is actually like 5 years old. Most folks under 35 years old have probably never heard of a teapot cover.

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Renata S Member Since: Jun 10, 2014
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@Nichola L wrote:

@Renata S wrote:

I just saw one for a "heavy editing proofreader." Possibly only the proofreaders will catch that one. 


 That was probably the same one who was looking for a vast proofreader!

 

ETA: Oops, sorry, I have been asleep at this party - go back a few pages Smiley Tongue

 

PS: In UK English a winky means something else entirely and a koozie could be a winky warmer (also UK) - I'm going back to sleep . . .


Was that on the US/UK What's the Difference test? According to Wikipedia and the BBC, "Winkie" (proper noun) was  an award-winning carrier pigeon, who could also have been quite cozy in the koozie. But I believe you're referring to that other thing (as in Wee Willie), aren't you?  Cat Wink

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