Apr 20, 2020 07:11:11 AM by Rachel H
I am new here. I submitted my 1st proposal a few days ago. I just saw showing under Job Activity "Hire", number 1 is showing. Does that mean this job is filled? If a job is filled, should the platform not give the option to submit a proposal?
Apr 20, 2020 07:16:34 AM by Vijay K
Hi, I hope you are doing well!
If you bid on a job post and you can see the active status as "Hired". That means the client has hired a person for that job but we can't say that the job post is closed because he/she can hire multiple persons for a particular until or unless he removes the job from his/her end.
I hope you got the answer satisfactory.
Apr 20, 2020 07:41:17 AM by David S M
When clients hire a freelancer, Upwork gives them an option to close the job posting or keep it open, even if they indicated they needed only 1 freelancer when they set up the job. They bascially make it super easy for clients to leave the jobs open without giving much thought about how this effects freelancers. Personally, I think Upwork should change this so that if a client said they only needed 1 freelancer, and they fill that position, the job should be automatically closed, similar to how many staffing agencies do it. But that's not how the platform works, unforunately.
Apr 20, 2020 07:48:51 AM by Rachel H
I agree with you ... this seems to me a platform malfunction that should be fixed. Thank you for your help!