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boshoffirene
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A friendly request...

Could the powers that be on Upwork possibly remove jobs once someone has been awarded the contract? I have just spent quite some time sifting through job postings, only to read through the job descriptions, get excited, and boom....at the end, someone has already been awarded the contract.

 

If the job specifies one freelancer....could you just take it down after it has been awarded? That would save quite a considerable amount of time. Of course...you could say...but check there first....You know, this is not how the human brain actually works...lol. You tend to start reading from the top down, not the bottom up.

 

Anyway...my two cents worth today.

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turbocro
Member

It has been discussed before and as far as I know client do have option to auto close job after hire or to keep job posting open.. So it's up to client to decide...

 

vladag
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Irene,

 

Igor is right, client's can choose to keep the job open in case they might need to hire another freelancer for the same job.

~ Vladimir
Upwork

Craig's idea is better.

Clients do not always close a job offer when it is only for one hire, any more than they can be bothered to close a job when it has been completed . Irene is right. Even if clients are not obliged to close the job offer after hiring, freelancers should at least be warned before spending non-returnable connects.

Perhaps Upwork could change the default setting on this. 

 

Rather than the job staying open unless the client chooses to close it, the job could automatically close unless the client consciously decides to keep it open.


@Craig A wrote:

Perhaps Upwork could change the default setting on this. 

 

Rather than the job staying open unless the client chooses to close it, the job could automatically close unless the client consciously decides to keep it open.


 This is a solution we should keep alive.

+ 2 on Craig's suggestion.

 

It makes sense as we all - Upwork teams included - know full well clients do not often close jobs once awarded and there is no Upwork prompt suggesting they do.