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Crazy Job Postings Part II

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Sheila F Member Since: Apr 6, 2017
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Preston H wrote:

Accepting an invitation costs you nothing, and doesn't commit you to anything.

 

Why not ACCEPT the invitation and tell them:

"Thank you for your invitation. I am a writer and editor. If you are targing an English-speaking audience with your website, I could help you with proofreading, writing new content, editing, etc. Feel free to reply if you would like an experienced, senior, native-English-speaking editor to help make your project a success."


I'm a programmer who happens to have better English writing skills than they do. If I had nothing else to do this week I might have accepted, just out of curiosity. But I can guess what their message is and I really don't want to help them spread it.

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Khurram J Member Since: Nov 24, 2015
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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

 

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Ray C Member Since: Jun 17, 2015
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH (gasp!) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA(Wheeze!) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!...HAHAHAHAHA!
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.

Community Guru
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.

Community Guru
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.

Community Guru
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)
------------ start
"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. 

Ace Contributor
Lexidh S Member Since: Mar 21, 2018
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$5
Fixed-price
$$$
Expert level I am willing to pay higher rates for the most experienced freelancers

 

No... no, you are not. 

Ace Contributor
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.

Community Guru
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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