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If we withdraw a proposal, do we get the 'connects' back?

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Bud S Member Since: Mar 20, 2016
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I searched but didn't see the answer. Anybody know? Thanks!

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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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The only way you get the connects back is if the job is canceled.

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Ravindra B Member Since: Sep 27, 2015
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Hi Bud,


No, we don’t get the connects back if we withdraw a proposal.


We get the connects back if the job is cancelled (by Upwork or the client), and that too within a certain period of time.

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Akansha P Member Since: Jul 6, 2015
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Thank you for the answer. It was helpful

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Ben T Member Since: Apr 11, 2017
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Just to chime in.

Hi, may I ask how long does it usually take before the job gets cancelled? 

Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Ben, 


Job post are closed if they haven't had any activity in the last 30 days.

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Joe Luis C Member Since: Sep 21, 2017
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Newbie here.


if job is closed can I withdraw it? 


Thanks for the feedback.



Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Yes, Joe Luis. 

However, please, note that connects are not returned when you withdraw your proposal. Connects are only returned when either the client or Upwork cancel the job without hiring.

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Sandeep D Member Since: Apr 12, 2019
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thanks for the information

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William N Member Since: Feb 19, 2017
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no. the job needs to be canceled by the job placer.