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Crazy Job Postings Part II

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Ray C Member Since: Jun 17, 2015
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If I had seen that I would have spent two connects just to say exactly that. Because I am passionate about letting this guy know what a sack of donkey potatoes he is. The "reward" is low because he wants us to be passionate about going broke to help out someone who would own slaves if it were legal! Boy, that's more passion that I could muster in 3 lifetimes. It ought to say: "This should be a masochism project." Oh to see the profiles of the 30 to 50 people who bid on this project would be a fascinating study in human self-degradation.

We certainly know where all the lowest life forms on earth go after they grow appendages and drag themselves up from the primordial ooze.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Laugh all you want...


But when the client says that the "reward is low," I think he's at least being honest.

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Ray C Member Since: Jun 17, 2015
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Preston H wrote:

Laugh all you want...


But when the client says that the "reward is low," I think he's at least being honest.

Well so was Hitler, Preston.

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Khurram J wrote:

Posted moments ago
"Budget : $5 "   (I reviewed the profile and is not just a placeholder)
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"Description; I would like to create a website that looks exactly like the one in the picture.
It should be a passion project - that's why the reward is low"


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Note; sorry to attach exact description but its a master piece. Smiley LOL


Nothing wrong with being passionate. I, for example, am passionate about eating food and sleeping on a bed which is in a room with walls. 

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Lexidh S Member Since: Mar 21, 2018
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Expert level I am willing to pay higher rates for the most experienced freelancers


No... no, you are not. 

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Abdelrhman B Member Since: Jan 23, 2018
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I have never come across that tush files Smiley LOL


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Roberto S Member Since: Apr 27, 2019
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"translate article about X (really generic) from english to italian" 

No other info such as number of words,100$ budget, 4 connetcs. 
This is the other way around

"I look for a reliable translator with high command of english to translate words english to italian"

No other info such as type of the documents, 150$ budget, 6 connetcs.

"Will need the following language pairs: 
X- X
X - X
X - X

Second language must be native."
Nothing else, no budget, 2 connects.

Half of the jobs for the translators are like those. Either they are missing the number of pages/words/etc. or they are missing the type of document (legal/medical/technical/VIDEO GAME). Why should I even waste connects to ask them to provide more info? That should be mandatory.

Edit: obviously I don't send proposals to these jobs, but this is a dire situation, half of the offers are like these.

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Scott B Member Since: Nov 20, 2015
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I just received an invitation to interview today. It looked pretty normal until I saw that one of the questions they were asking was "How old are you". First I time I saw that asked which is of course irrelevant (in my area) and then I noticed that they invited 118 people. 118!?! I didn't actually think that was possible. 

This is one of those times I wish they included a middle finger emoji that I could use in response....


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Sarah C Member Since: May 12, 2019
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I keep seeing the same job posting over and over again, with slightly different wording. It's the same $8/1500 words bull-hockey I posted about before, only now they want freelancers willing to write 20,000 words a day. Of well-researched material. For a long-term commitment. 


And, the more you write, the less you get paid. $12 for 3500 words. That's $.003/word. That should be a crime. 


*If* I could produce 20,000 words a day, I would not be getting paid $50 for it. 


Man, this RECURRING post really fires me up. 




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Ray C Member Since: Jun 17, 2015
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Just recently I saw a job for a $5 budget. I wasted 2 connects just to say.

Wow, five whole dollars? Why so much?