I have just had a pointless chat with Upwork customer support after seeing my comunication stats go down. I did not reply to a job invitation because I was also sent the job offer directly. I accepted the job offer and assumed the job invitation would disappear (this seems logical to me), but no, Upwork customer support says these are two separate processes and I should have declined the invitation.
Now my communication stats have gone down and I cannot do anything about it according to Upwork customer support. Has this happened to anybody else?
How does Upwork not delete an invitation to a job when I have been hired for that job?
Hi! I think they announced a Stability of websites today but no additional functions. The Job Offer is the tender of the contract, and asks ifyou will accept or not. If the Invitatiion transposes into an Active candidacy and stays in the left panel of Messages and comes out on the top portion of Proposals Page when you open it. What Ive done is to withdraw a Proposal that used to be an active candidacy of a client who was unresponsive and followed up on thru the message section and didnt want to be disturbed. Personally, I found it "impatience", I didnt want to have to be in a workplace with that present in the air. Patiently waitng for a month, I felt hurt when the client showed some impatience.
I closed the issue, withdrew my proposal because I wasnt a fit, according to the client), but despite a cajole (like an upsell), was rudely brushed off , and I moved on, got new sets of available connects, and applied again. But the next thing I know, withrawing a proposal from an active Candidacy does not delete or make it Inactive.
The back end might still be working on functions.
Armela Y Camara (tm)
I can confirm the information you received from Support. You do need to accept or decline the invitations you receive in order to keep your invite response rate high.
Are you sure the customer didn't just invite you to a new job? They sometimes invite you or respond to your bid and then create a new job with an offer. Not sure why, but it happens to me on occasion.
It appears you didn't accept the invitation to apply for the job and only declined the invitation recently after you had already accepted the offer. When you accept the invitation and apply for the job, the invitation becomes an actve candidacy and then gets archived automatically once you are hired on that contract.
Thanks Valeria, but my point is that once I accept the job and the contract starts, the invitation for the same job (regardless of whether I got the job offer through the invitation or not) should disappear.
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