and when you are paying for expenses this delays the project because the freelancer needs to wait for the money to pass... just give the money to the freelancer straight away so we can get on with our projects.... 😞
I appreciate the system and how it serves to protect both client and contractor (although I think Upwork tends to favor clients a bit more). However, I think it is feasible to shorten the security period. I mean, for my fixed rate projects, I receive the payment faster especially if the milestone were approved before a Friday. According to Upwork's explanation, the 5-day security period for the hourly payments provides time for settling disputes. If neither the contractor or client has a complaint, I think it makes sense to cut short the security period. Then again, Upwork may have a schedule that they follow. Not sure... But the thing is, if there's a will, I believe there's a way. I seriously believe there's a smarter way to go about this and I hope Upwork would consider figuring that out.
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