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Inaccurate Work History_Work never started...

rpk_chem
Active Member
Raquel P Member Since: Oct 10, 2020
1 of 14

Hi!

 

There is work showing on my history, but my 1st day of work was not scheduled until Monday, Oct 12th. The client (**edited for Community Guidelines**) prematurely had me marked as an employee. But after having learned more about the position, I declined the work. This occurred last week. 

The work history is not accurate. How do I get the work history removed from my account?

 

Thank you for your help! Raquel

wescowley
Community Guru
Wes C Member Since: May 3, 2019
2 of 14

When you say it's on your work history, what page are you talking bout?

 

Did you accept an offer from the client?

rpk_chem
Active Member
Raquel P Member Since: Oct 10, 2020
3 of 14
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I declined the offer last week, Thursday the 8th, to be exact.

Thanks for your help!

Raquel
wescowley
Community Guru
Wes C Member Since: May 3, 2019
4 of 14

The image didn't come through, so I don't know what page you're talking about.

 

If you declined the offer it shouldn't be showing on your work history at all.

rpk_chem
Active Member
Raquel P Member Since: Oct 10, 2020
5 of 14
Hi,

Work is showing in My Contracts. The client prematurely started the time
clock. My 1st day was not scheduled til Monday and Monday isn't here, yet.

I just happened to navigate to My Contracts and I made the discovery.

Raquel
wescowley
Community Guru
Wes C Member Since: May 3, 2019
6 of 14

If it's on My Contracts, then you accepted an offer. There is currently no other way for it to get to that page.

 

Look back in your chat history with the client: you should see something that looks like:

 

so  and so sent an offer:
Rate: $50.00/hr
Limit: 40 hrs/week
View details

 

or 

 

so  and so sent an offer:
Est. Budget: $1,600.00
Milestone 1: blah blah blah
Amount in escrow: $1,600.00
View details

 

followed by:

 

<your name> accepted the offer

 

(ETA: left off part of the offer text)

m_terrazas
Community Guru
Maria T Member Since: Nov 12, 2015
7 of 14

Raquel P wrote:
Hi,

Work is showing in My Contracts. The client prematurely started the time
clock. My 1st day was not scheduled til Monday and Monday isn't here, yet.

I just happened to navigate to My Contracts and I made the discovery.

Raquel

Well, it looks like the customer accepted your offer and you have an active contract.
If you accorded with the client that you would start working on Monday, you just have to start working on Monday.
The fact that the contract is active does not mean that time is running out.
I don't know if I'm wrong, but it seems, from what you say, that it is an hourly contract with a set limit of hours per week, is that correct?

rpk_chem
Active Member
Raquel P Member Since: Oct 10, 2020
8 of 14
The client closed the contract on Oct 7th. There is an email string to
confirm. Work hadn't started (Oct 12 was 1st day) and yes, it was set for
an hourly rate.

Raquel
m_terrazas
Community Guru
Maria T Member Since: Nov 12, 2015
9 of 14

Raquel P wrote:
The client closed the contract on Oct 7th. There is an email string to
confirm. Work hadn't started (Oct 12 was 1st day) and yes, it was set for
an hourly rate.

Raquel

I'm sorry Raquel, but I can't understand what you mean. I hope someone else shows up and can help you, because I can't understand anything Smiley Frustrated

wescowley
Community Guru
Wes C Member Since: May 3, 2019
10 of 14

OK, so you accepted an offer, which starts a contract. Then you decided it wasn't something you worked on, told the client, and they closed the contract. So there should be something in your chat history that says:

<client name> ended the contract

View details

 

First, I'm not 100% certain, but I think closed hourly contracts stay on the active contracts list until the end of the week (midnight UTC Sunday night). 

 

Second, never accept an offer until you're sure you're going to do the work, because you're setting yourself up for poor feedback, which will hurt your JSS later on when you have one. There's a whole bunch of info in this thread on how to use Upwork. Please read it, as well as everything in the freelancer help section, before you proceed further.

 

 

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