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A friendly request...

boshoffirene
Community Guru
Irene B Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
1 of 8

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.

turbocro
Community Leader
Igor S Member Since: Apr 8, 2015
2 of 8

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
Vladimir G Community Manager Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
3 of 8

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.

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kulkarni_ashish
Community Guru
Ashish K Member Since: Mar 1, 2016
4 of 8

Craig's idea is better.

colettelewis
Community Guru
Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
5 of 8

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.

yowiedesign
Community Guru
Craig A Member Since: Jan 18, 2016
6 of 8

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.

colettelewis
Community Guru
Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
7 of 8

@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.

wendy_writes
Community Guru
Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
8 of 8

+ 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.

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