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Job Success Score affected by long-term contracts left open

sameyler
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OK this is bull**bleep**—since UpWork revised their fee structure to start taking the (absolutely insane) 20% on new contracts and incentivize long-term contracts, I have been leaving hourly contracts open indefinitely in case clients decide to come back for repeat jobs (to avoid starting the clock over at the 20% rate every time). Today I realized that having a large number of long-term but inactive contracts open on my profile is affecting my job success score. It's not a lot (98% instead of 100%) but it's still bloody annoying. Is there anything we can do about this? I am already trying to avoid accepting new contracts over UpWork as the platform seems bound and determined to screw freelancers over in their efforts to appeal to clients while making money off us. What other strategies are the rest of you using?

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