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Re: JSS scores dropping continously

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James B Member Since: Aug 17, 2019
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I find the JSS infuriating. I had 93% for weeks (after joining Upwork and not knowing about it's effect, I cancelled a contract where the client stopped communicating)! I had every client give 5 star reviews and in messages have been extremely happy (Which would be odd if they then gave bad private feedback!). My JSS did not change at all - surely it would have risen slightly???

Then - one day - a client who gave misleading info on a project cancelled a contract when I queried this and BOOM - 88% the next day!! No account of positive feedback.

Is it me, or is JSS highly in favour of clients and not freelancers? I think so.

Also - why on Earth would it be ok to factor in private feedback when the freelancer has NO WAY of addressing this. In some cases, a client can be given all they wanted and more, and STILL give you a poor private feedback. If a client is happy to give nice public feedback - then this should be the only feedback taken into account. 

Getting mighty fed up with JSS. Get rid! 

Thanks for listening

James

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Khalid R Member Since: Oct 24, 2017
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Hi community,
I am facing an issue with Job success scores. I am top rated and have 94% JSS. 
But it is fixed at 94% from the past month. Although I have completed 8 jobs in this period having 5-star reviews but it is still at 94%.
So, what is the possible matter?
In the previous week, I have faced issue of job feeds as well.
So there is some possible error in my profile or anything else needed?

Hoping for best possible solutions. 
Thanks and Regards

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Gurjit S Member Since: Jun 25, 2017
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My JSS scores are continuously dropping without me doing anything with the profile. It's been already difficult finding a work with 89% JSS and today it dropped to 81%. So it's now near to impossible finding any good work. Any suggestions, how you guys are dealing with the situation?

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Jamie F Member Since: Mar 7, 2010
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It probably means that good private feedback has dropped out of the calculation window.

To fix it, you will need to complete jobs and gain good private feedback. 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Gurjit S wrote:

My JSS scores are continuously dropping without me doing anything with the profile


It is dropping BECAUSE you are not doing anything.

Every month, great outcomes fall out of your calculation window(s) and those are not replaced by other great outcomes, so any "not so great" outcomes become a more and more significant percentage of your overall score.

 

You really need to grab a few jobs, complete them well, and yourJSS will go up quickly again, because you don't have that many contracts in your 2 year window.

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Gurjit S Member Since: Jun 25, 2017
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Thats sure I can understand that, but major problem is to get a good paying job, 
you need high scores, and without high scores you are not even able to grab
a job.

My scores dropped from 97 directly to 85. I did 2, 5* jobs back to back in
june and got it to 89% only and from there it has been continuously just
dropping making it extremely hard to even get a job.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Gurjit S wrote:

My scores dropped from 97 directly to 85. I did 2, 5* jobs back to back in
june and got it to 89% only and from there it has been continuously just
dropping making it extremely hard to even get a job.

It has been dropping continuously because you haven't been doing more jobs.

You need to be a little more proactive and apply, apply and apply some more, because otherwise it will just keep dropping. It's not THAT bad now, but if it drops into the 70s things will get worse, not better.

 

 

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Gurjit S Member Since: Jun 25, 2017
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Hmm, have been already applying and not even hearing back and having hard time to even get a job on 20$/hr. and if you checked, I have been doing jobs on 30$/hr initially these days. 

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Tonya P Member Since: Nov 26, 2015
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Gurjit S wrote:

Hmm, have been already applying and not even hearing back and having hard time to even get a job on 20$/hr. and if you checked, I have been doing jobs on 30$/hr initially these days. 


If there are more available freelancers than there are jobs, you could do everything perfectly when applying and still not be hired. That is just the state of the market. 

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Jahangir S Member Since: Nov 5, 2018
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How can I maintain 90%+ Job Success Score.

 

Please anyone help me.

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