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Is it a JOKE!

Community Guru
Rafsun S Member Since: Feb 10, 2018
1 of 14

I am very upset about this. A few days ago, I have seen this client has posted 88 jobs and hired only one! My mind said I should flag this and I flagged this! Today I can again see him with 92 job posts and hired one! In his every job post, he invites many freelancers, interviewed and then doesn't hire anyone. Is it a joke! Today, I again flagged this and found this notice after flagging "Access denied, This job is private. Only freelancers invited by client can view this job."

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What this is happening? And if Upwork can kick a Freelancer's JSS within a few months if there is no transaction in an open contract, then how come a client posts 92 jobs and hires only one! And he is doing this for the last 3 months! And how come nothing happened to their accounts even after flagging for two times! Is this very normal? Or am I very wrong - A client can post jobs as many as he wants and will not hire. Is it a social media platform or a professional platform?

 

**Edited for community guidelines**

Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
2 of 14

What is your basis for wanting to flag this job posting?

 

You must not flag a client or job posting simply because how he hires does not match your personal preferences.

 

What Upwork rule is he violating?

Community Guru
Michael S Member Since: Aug 29, 2017
3 of 14

Preston H wrote:

What is your basis for wanting to flag this job posting?

 

You must not flag a client or job posting simply because how he hires does not match your personal preferences.

 

What Upwork rule is he violating?


Didn't you get the memo? It's $CURRENT_YEAR and feelings are actionable now.

 

Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
4 of 14

Rafsun:

 

Upwork provides freelancers with LOTS of helpful information.

The job posting you are referring to showed freelancers that this client has a 2% hiring rate.

 

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92 jobs posted, with a 2% hiring rate... If a freelancer decides to apply to this client's job posting, it is her choice.

Community Guru
Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
5 of 14

I think that it's worth flagging the project so that Upwork will perhaps investigate whether the client is hiring freelancers off the platform. It seems unlikely that a client would keep posting jobs and not hiring anyone, just for funsies.

 

Community Guru
Rafsun S Member Since: Feb 10, 2018
6 of 14

If UW doesn't have any rules against these kinds of clients, then UW must should create rules against these kinds of clients! You said: 4.JPG

From the last 3 months, this client is continuously posting jobs and hired only one! And already from the last 5 or 6 months, UW client's quality has dropped enormously. A big percent of them don't respond, don't hire anyone! They just post jobs here. Shouldn't it be a basic qualification of a client's account where they must have to have a minimum standard of hiring percentage! 

OH MY GOD!!!

92 JOP POSTS AND HIRED ONLY ONE!!!

I can't believe this! UW should think about this! 

Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
7 of 14

It is fine for you to have a personal objection to this sort of client.

 

The proper place to discuss it is here in the Community Forum. You are doing that.

You are doing the right thing.

 

You simply can't flag job postings that do NOT violate Upwork rules.

 

If you believe that clients should be suspended when they post too many jobs without hiring people, or when they sent too many invitations or accept too many proposals, then that's a valid argument to make. Let's discuss that here in the Forum.

Community Guru
Richard S Member Since: Mar 12, 2019
8 of 14

Preston H wrote:

It is fine for you to have a personal objection to this sort of client.

 

The proper place to discuss it is here in the Community Forum. You are doing that.

You are doing the right thing.

 

You simply can't flag job postings that do NOT violate Upwork rules.

 

Yes he can, he has.

 

If you believe that clients should be suspended when they post too many jobs without hiring people, or when they sent too many invitations or accept too many proposals, then that's a valid argument to make. Let's discuss that here in the Forum.

 

I think the OP's concern is prefectly reasonable. Here is a client with not far off a 1% hiring rate and it's not as though they've only posted a couple of jobs...How does this benefit anyone? The information provided by Upwork is very helpful, and I wouldn't consider applying for a job posted by the client because of it, but I don't think it would be unreasonable for Upwork to do some gentle digging and try to establish what is going on...'why are you posting so many jobs when you seemingly have little or no intention to hire via the platform...?'


 

Community Guru
Ela K Member Since: Feb 9, 2015
9 of 14

Are they all different jobs?

Or is it the same posting times 92?

 

When clients post the same job more than once it's actually considered 'spamming the platform'.

And those duplicate postings used to get taken down after flagging them. Also, Upwork has stated a few times that they do monitor clients with particularly poor hiring rates.

Community Guru
Tonya P Member Since: Nov 26, 2015
10 of 14

Rafsun, As an intelligent and observant small business owner, you were quickly able to surmise that this client was not one with whom you would want to work. Do you not trust your fellow freelancers to be equally skilled at screening potential clients? Upwork is a platform for finding leads. That some of those leads are better than others is something to be expected.

 

Businesses that want only fully-vetted, high-quality leads using pay a high price per lead or take the work in-house. In the case of Upwork, they are only offering you a list of potential business opportunities, you are the in-house worker who must evaluate each one. 

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