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Re: Did new policy took place ?

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Sheikh Ahsan A Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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I had new that after 16/11/2014 no one can place bid below $3.00/hr in oDesk. But I am not seeing any change of this rules. People still bidding lower.

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Manish A Member Since: Nov 4, 2014
2 of 19

Yeah you are right, it doesn't seems to be in effect, I can also see bids close to $0.50.

 

Even I am able to bid less then that.

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
3 of 19

Hi Sheikh and Manish,

 

Although freelancers can bid below $3/hour, clients will not be able to make an offer for less than $3/hour to freelancers they haven't had contracts with before. I hope it clarifies the policy a little bit.

~ Valeria
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David G Member Since: Oct 6, 2011
4 of 19

I'm a little confused by this.

 

Are you saying that even if a freelancer makes a bid of $1.00, that freelancer still can't be hired for less that $3.00 (assuming the freelancer has never worked for that client)?

 

If that's the case, why not just stop freelancers from being able to bid less than $3.00?

 

 

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Manish A Member Since: Nov 4, 2014
5 of 19

WOW! My post has been removed.

 

Great.

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Junelle A Member Since: May 31, 2009
6 of 19

David, i guess they're thinking like our government: instead of banning cigarettes, they simply increase sin tax and hike the prices. Smiley Tongue

 

i know, sorry, wasn't an appropriate explanation. i just couldn't figure it out myself (and i have a feeling oDesk doesn't either).

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Ronnel D Member Since: Nov 16, 2014
7 of 19

Hello Valeria,

 

I think this is a mistake. I was hired recently with an offer below $3/hour. In my application, my bid was actually $3, then I received an offer and the client was able to change the terms and made an offer below my original proposal.

 

Could you please clarify this?

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David G Member Since: Oct 6, 2011
8 of 19

Did you ever work for this client before?

 

If you have worked for the client before then the client can hire you at a rate lower than $3.00.

 

If you haven't worked with the client before, when did the contract go through? The new minimum wage policy only came into effect a couple of days ago.

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Ronnel D Member Since: Nov 16, 2014
9 of 19

No, he is a new client.

 

The offer was sent November 16th and I accepted the contract the same day. I was expecting then that the new policy already took place. But seeing the clients STILL are able to make an offer below the minimum figure, I don't think the new policy exists.

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Manish A Member Since: Nov 4, 2014
10 of 19

Hi, finally got to know, the new minimum rate is not currently in effect due to a bug.

 

http://community.odesk.com/t5/Announcements/Elevating-our-workplace-with-a-new-minimum-rate/m-p/5615...

 

 

 

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