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Crazy Job Postings Part II

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Alice M Member Since: May 10, 2018
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It has gone now but I distinctly remember it wasn't paid well. 


@Renata S wrote:

@Alice M wrote:

Just posted as "Research Paper: Sociology"

 

"8-10 page paper, double spaced, include 8 recent scholarly resources, APA format, title and reference page. (No plagiarism!)

The topic is an aspect of the changing family that interests you and I previously chose the topic of single mothers in a precious paper so I'd like to stick with that topic. The paper should discuss how the processes of difference, power, and discrimination shape the family structure, life, and issues. 

I will happily except B work- does not need to be perfect."

 

I've already flagged it, but they're not even trying to cover themselves here. I like how they're saying they're happy to accept B work as it doesn't need to be perfect, instead of the more obvious "if this was a stellar essay, my professor would immediately know it wasn't me". 

 


Honest, relaxed, realistic (not to mention creative and I would suspect "hard-working") thought criminals who can't stand plagiarism and endeavor to hand your paper in on time? That seems like just what the world needs.  

Other than the "I'm-taking-full-academic-credit for-your-work" thing, it sounds like it might have paid decently as well.  


 

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Camiel V Member Since: Aug 29, 2018
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I hope his/her university does use style detection software Smiley Very Happy
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Jennifer R Member Since: Sep 15, 2017
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An invite from a Talent Specialist:

Title:

Language A - language B translation

Job discription:
Looking for a translation from language B to language A

Needed a translator into language C from language B and D.

 

That is not a job for an invitation but needs to be flagged for unclear. There might be a reason why freelancer do not apply to some jobs.

 

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Renata S Member Since: Jun 10, 2014
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Someone is looking for a freelancer to collect 500 hours worth of audio of wind gusts (but not blowing or howing wind, and it can't include any human voices). Previous jobs by the same client have included 500 hours of yelling. 

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Ray C Member Since: Jun 17, 2015
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@Renata S wrote:

Someone is looking for a freelancer to collect 500 hours worth of audio of wind gusts (but not blowing or howing wind, and it can't include any human voices). Previous jobs by the same client have included 500 hours of yelling. 


Ooh, I should tell my ex about this!

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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@Ray C wrote:

@Renata S wrote:

Someone is looking for a freelancer to collect 500 hours worth of audio of wind gusts (but not blowing or howing wind, and it can't include any human voices). Previous jobs by the same client have included 500 hours of yelling. 


Ooh, I should tell my ex about this!


 Smiley Very Happy The yelling or the wind? 

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Ray C Member Since: Jun 17, 2015
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She was senior gusty wind bag for a software dev company in the valley
before quitting to yell at me full time. Poor thing never should have quit
her day job because i know longer had a need for that particular skillset.
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Jennifer R Member Since: Sep 15, 2017
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A translation job where "single words and short phrases are most important to have good translations for. (For the Help content Google or Bing translate should be sufficient with some spot checking for accuracy.)"

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Olga P Member Since: Aug 26, 2017
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Whenever I see jobs like "need experienced designer/artist/whatever for easy job, needs to be expert at (and here goes long list of software, not even related sometimes to what they want), easy job, great to start your Upwork carreer" and they have budget $5-$10. That's not even crazy. That's... pathetic. More pathetic when I see people actually bidding on it O_O

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Ray C Member Since: Jun 17, 2015
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Yep, that's what we do here, sort through the pathetic bin for something that's not an insult to our intelligence...  profession...  economy... cat... cat's economy... for someone to throw us a bone and not some shade. We have a lot of clients who expect the worst and at the prices they offer, they often get it. And look at the alternatives whose names I'll change slightly lest I encourage defectors: Ssixer, who has bottom-of-the-barrel built into the name; Paidlancer, whose real name is more accurate in terms of what you're working for; Thumbtake  ...your money before you even get hired, and several other notably non-notables. So these are the things we put upwork, er with. When you see a client put up a $5 job, look at it this way, their price is what they offer, your price is what you'll do it for.  you can suggest that they up theirs, or you can up yours, or tell 'em "up yours!"

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