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Client called me an idiot and blocked me

nikola_grujicic
Active Member
Nikola G Member Since: Oct 23, 2020
1 of 14

Hi! Is there any chance for Upwork to react, or it is done with this platform and me?!

Note: Client called the project negotiable (for 30$, or 32 and 25 cents I guess) and after I realized that he pays complex work in AHK scripts between 20-30$ I messaged him not to invite me anymore if he/she continues to have such attitude towards complex intelectual jobs. Being much more competent in AHK script, I could count tens of possible issues that could consume tens of hours in this kind of projects, so final price would be less than 2$ per hour. Client called me an idiot and blocked me. If this is a common practice on Upwork, please inform me...

Note 2: If I do not have a right to notice if someones attitude towards intelectual workers do not have to be "**Edited for Community Guidelines**", then I really do not have to work for Upwork anymore and all money I made to spend on your 20% fee and memberships!

 

**Edited for Community Guidelines**

prestonhunter
Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
2 of 14

You explicitly accused the client of "exploitation."

 

AFTER you said that, the client wrote that you are an idiot.

 

I read what the client said. You have a right to disagree with the client, but nothing he said was inaccurate or untruthful from his perspective. He was being polite even after you attacked him.

 

The client could report you. I hope that he does not.

 

From what you told us in your post, and based on the screenshot you posted, it looks like you were discussing a possible job with a prospective client, and the negotiation did not result in you being hired.

 

This matter is now over.

 

For what it's worth, you have not lost out on anything by this client deciding to block you. This client and you were never going to be a good match.

 

Do you have any additional questions?

nikola_grujicic
Active Member
Nikola G Member Since: Oct 23, 2020
3 of 14

Yes. Are you an AHK scripts expert, able to develop an AHK scripts that works with COM objects, combined with some web drivers, etc, and deliver that script to final user as product you can bet it works in any case, without any issue, no matter what caused that issue (user computer illiteracy, webdriver failure, slow internet, autocomplete function on website, heavy Javascript on page, etc)?

So, are you an AHK scripts expert?

prestonhunter
Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
4 of 14

You are angry. I get that.

 

But you have completely misunderstood the situation if you think that this is about AHK.

nikola_grujicic
Active Member
Nikola G Member Since: Oct 23, 2020
5 of 14

No. I am not angry. I am an AHK scripts expert and I know how that technology consumes time, how tricky it could be and how many times I estimated one hour of work will be enough, but finished final product after couple of days of work. If good product for the client is not the ultimate purpose of this platform, then lets fraud each other with cheap, low quality scripts... I am not talking about the AHK scripts, I am talking about lowering quality standards because of unreal expectations from the side of clients. People expect to get something for nothing. When I noticed that (and I feel competent enough to talk about complexity of that project), the client called me an idiot. Ok, maybe "exploitation" is too sharp word and maybe I should say "You expect something for nothing", but maybe "idiot" is sharp word too. Maybe sharper?! As someone who never did anything wrong to this platform or my clients, someone who got only 5 stars for work, someone who never tried to use this platform for finding clients and then skip it when is time to pay, someone who payed membership for many months, I would be really disappointed if this platform favorizes people that spent 1000$ on 30 projects or so, and ignores my call for help...

nikola_grujicic
Active Member
Nikola G Member Since: Oct 23, 2020
6 of 14

You did not answer are you an AHK scripts expert. I answered to your comment (that I am angry), but you did not answered to my question. So, are you competent enough to talk about complexity of the AHK scripts and judge how many hours is enough to deliver final product written in complex AHK scripts? Thank you for you answer...

egaruth
Moderator
Nikola S Moderator Member Since: Jul 2, 2020
7 of 14

Hi Nikola,

 

I am sorry to hear about this. We will look into this further and will get back to you once we have more information.

 

Thank you,

~ Nikola

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nikola_grujicic
Active Member
Nikola G Member Since: Oct 23, 2020
8 of 14

Thank you. I am pretty dissapointed already. I hope I will not be charged for calling "asking something for nothing" as "exploitation attitude"... Maybe I should delete my account or so...

Edited:

No, you are not sorry.

andregutierrez22
Moderator
Andrea G Moderator Member Since: Jul 7, 2020
9 of 14

Hi Nikola,

 

I'm truly sorry to hear you feel this way, I understand this is a very frustrating situation for you. We've escalated your concern to the appropiate team and they have reached out to you via support ticket in order to assist you further. You can access your ticket here.

 

~Andrea
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nikola_grujicic
Active Member
Nikola G Member Since: Oct 23, 2020
10 of 14

No, you are not sorry.

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