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Jobs get spammed with 50+ applications

hermanng
Community Leader
Hermann M Member Since: Jul 8, 2018
1 of 21

Hi,

it is getting really frustrating. I apply for a job that just came on and within minutes it gets flooded with 50+ applicationes and a majority of those are $6.00 offers from Pakistan or India. From the clients point this must be equally frustrating, being spammed like this.

Hermann

colettelewis
Community Guru
Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
2 of 21

 

 


Hermann M wrote:

Hi,

it is getting really frustrating. I apply for a job the just came on and within minutes it get flooded with 50+ applicationes and a majority of those are $6.00 offers from Pakistan or India. From the clients point this must be equally frustrating, being spammed like this.

Hermann


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How do you know how many $6.00 offers there are, or that the majority are from Pakistan? Unless, of course, you are the client. 

hermanng
Community Leader
Hermann M Member Since: Jul 8, 2018
3 of 21

simple, by looking at the bid range and second, I have hired here as well and got all those offers from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan for $4.00 to $6.00/hour 

petra_r
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
4 of 21

Hermann M wrote:

simple, by looking at the bid range and second, I have hired here as well and got all those offers from xxxxxxxxx  for $4.00 to $6.00/hour 


Says the guy living in an equally Asian country. 

colettelewis
Community Guru
Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
5 of 21

Hermann M wrote:

simple, by looking at the bid range and second, I have hired here as well and got all those offers from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan for $4.00 to $6.00/hour 


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Perhaps. But if you were applying for a job, you could not know this. You could only guess at the bid amounts. This sort of ethnic generalization can be quite offensive and also, there is no reason why the majority of bids should not be from these countries. 

feed_my_eyes
Community Guru
Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
6 of 21

Hermann M wrote:

simple, by looking at the bid range and second, I have hired here as well and got all those offers from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan for $4.00 to $6.00/hour 


Just curious, Hermann... when you - as a client - posted your job and got all these $4-6 offers, were you pleased that you could get the work for so cheap, or not? Be honest now.

 

dela_cruz_marco_
Active Member
Marco D Member Since: Feb 26, 2019
7 of 21
So,clients get a generalized opinion based on the lower bid range for jobs?
versailles
Community Guru
Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
8 of 21

Marco D wrote:
So,clients get a generalized opinion based on the lower bid range for jobs?

Lower/average/maximum

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lysis10
Community Guru
Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
9 of 21

By charging for connects, Upwork is trying to starve out those people but I am not sure how well it will work. Probably will work for the very low end. The spamming is probably worse right now because everyone is trying to waste their connects before the switchover. When it starts costing them, it might slow down a bit. It's still too early to tell because they said they are rolling it out throughout May.

versailles
Community Guru
Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
10 of 21

Jennifer M wrote:

By charging for connects, Upwork is trying to starve out those people but I am not sure how well it will work. Probably will work for the very low end. 


At only 15 cents per connect I'm not sure this will starve out many...

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