If a client changes a job description, it does not mean that he can't hire me.
It is true that I can not do Task B, but I can still do Task A.
The client knows that he changed the job description. If he contacts me, I will offer to do a great job on Task A, while working with the other team members who do Task B.
This is not good concept for multiple reasons. One of them is that I applied for one job and after job description changed, maybe I am not good fit for client anymore or maybe I do not like new requirements, so we are in situation where I have proposal on job I do not want to do anymore or I have very small changes to get, because my skills are not matching with new description.
My point is that I have spent my Connects on job that can be changed by client anytime. That is not fair concept to freelancers, at all.
From my point of view, it would be fair that Client can only cancel the job and create a new one, while Upwork should refund all freelancers which sent proposals.
@Preston H I think that your opinion is consistent only when the client had updated the initial version of job description. The problem is that the client can change the whole idea of initial job description when task A is not the same anymore and the freelancer could not be able to do the new version of completely changed task A but the freelancer had spent his Connects on proposal for the initial job description. Also, client has absolute right to change the whole idea of the first version of job description which is not fair toward the freelancers that had spent their irreversible Connects.
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