Jul 3, 2014 05:10:44 PMEditedOct 30, 2014 07:38:03 AMbyDavid G
Maybe it's evil but I just had to laugh when I read this job post.
It was from someone looking for help writing an appeal letter because he has been charged with academic dishonesty. Apparently, he was caught having other people write his assignments for him.
And when you look at his previous job posts, most of them are for school assignments.
I am tempted to send his oDesk profile to the school. I know his school because he was smart enough to upload the official complaint against him detailing not only the complaint but also the name of the school, his real name and the names of his professors.
I probably won't but the temptation is there.
Jul 6, 2014 06:01:51 PMEditedOct 30, 2014 07:44:29 PMbyDavid G
I guess he didn't like anyone he got from the first job posting because he posted it again. He did hire someone for the job from the previous posting but I guess they weren't able to come up with a convincing case explaining why he had people write his reports for him.
At least this time he was smart enough not to include the confidential report from his university outlining his academic dishonesty.
Jul 7, 2014 05:16:40 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 07:44:31 PMbyAleah T
And I guess the person he previously hired refunded the hours she worked on the appeal letter, as her name is no longer in the client's job history. Poor client (not); doesn't he know that his university already knew of his contracts here in oDesk? Merece!
Jul 7, 2014 05:57:54 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 07:44:33 PMbyNicole H
It reminds me of this study done that found that the stupidest people aren't aware how stupid they are. The classic example they gave was a bank robber who was told that if he rubbed his face with lemon juice he would be invisible. When he got caught, he didn't understand why he had gotten caught. This guy probably truly thinks he can get around this with a plagiarized appeal.
Jul 8, 2014 03:31:16 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 07:44:36 PMbyNicole H
Probably not in his case, but some of the professors here are so overworked that the students assume they won't read their papers anyway. One of my colleagues told me how some students will write one paragraph and then copy and paste it over and over, assuming the professors won't read more than the first paragraph before just giving it a grade. She told her students she would read every single paper from start to finish (and she had about 850 of them to read) and warned them not try such tricks but some didn't believe her and tried it anyway.