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vladislawbaranow
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Accidentally accepted offer

Hi everyone,

I've accidentally accepted an offer from the client. He sent me an offer and I've accepted it and after discussing the project I understand how it's completely different from what we discussed before. Moreover, it seems to me that the client is very emotion person and is trying to influence me as a specialist. 

I'd like to know if there's any chance to end this contract without feedback from both sides. This is an hourly rate contract and I didn't add any hours and the budget is $0 and I don't want to take any money just to close this contract and save time. 

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martina_plaschka
Community Member

You can't accidentally accept a contract, you mean hastily?

The client can leave private feedback even if no money is paid, but nothing will show up in your work history. 

But JSS will be decreased, even the client leaves 10 out of 10  for $0 on contract, Right??

Hi Md Shah, 

 

If the client provides no feedback or positive private feedback on a contract with no earnings, that contract will be excluded from the Job Success Score. It will not have an effect on the Job Success Score. 

However, if the client provides a negative private feedback, that will be counted in the score's calculation.


~ Avery
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kinector
Community Member

So, if no work was done and no money changed hands, the freelancer can still suffer? Why? ๐Ÿ™„

 

Am I the only one who thinks this is not how it should be? ๐Ÿ˜ณ 

 

Avery, could you please give an example of a situation where this plays out logically for both the freelancer and the client?

 

How about this: no exchange, no feedback neither way. That would sound more logical and more fair to me...  


Mikko R wrote:

So, if no work was done and no money changed hands, the freelancer can still suffer? Why? ๐Ÿ™„

 

Am I the only one who thinks this is not how it should be? ๐Ÿ˜ณ 

 

Avery, could you please give an example of a situation where this plays out logically for both the freelancer and the client?

 

How about this: no exchange, no feedback neither way. That would sound more logical and more fair to me...  


I'm with you. I have never quite understood the reason that if a contract is closed (for whatever reason) without exchange of money, this contract is not considered "void".
And I still understand less that since comments are taken into account, the positive does not count, but the negative does.
If someone explains it to me, I would appreciate it. 

I think this is right.
Why do we accept an offer without understanding (clearly) the job, and waste your client's time?

Is it professional?


Md Shah J wrote:

I think this is right.
Why do we accept an offer without understanding (clearly) the job, and waste your client's time?

Is it professional?


No, it is not professional. We agree on that.
But it can also happen that once the contract is signed, the client adds tasks that were not described and you do not want to do them, for example.
I know that you can tell the client that he adds milestones or that it will be more hours, etc, etc ..., but there may be cases in which you cannot or do not want to do it.
So, bye to the contract and done.

AveryO
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Vlad, 

You can opt to close the contract at any time. The party who closes the contract will be prompted to leave feedback. In this case, if you close the contract and leave feedback for your client, the client will have 14 days to leave feedback for you too. Since no money exchanges hands, both you and your client will only be able to leave private feedback for each other. 

If the client provides no feedback or positive private feedback on a contract with no earnings, that contract will be excluded from the Job Success Score. If the client specifies in their feedback that the contract had a negative outcome, that will be counted in the score 


~ Avery
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