While I am mainly a freelancer on upwork, I have created one single job as a client. To my slight surprise, the job showed up in my freelancer job feed.
Out of curiosity, I clicked on submit a proposal and the system appeared to be happy for me to do it.
I didn't actually fill out the proposal form or attrmpt to actually submit it but this surely isn't good. This could allow all kinds of abuse of the system.....
Hi James, Your freelancer account and client account are kept separate, that is why you were able to apply to your own job post. However, please note that we don't allow self-hiring, those that tried to create a client account and hire their freelancer account will lead to suspension.
It's probably a natural selection filter - there's no reason to hire yourself other than attempted feedback manipulation and methinks that'll be pretty obvious in the system. Immensely helpful for keeping the lowest level of scammers out; I say keep it and just add an automatic system flag for selfhires.
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