- they were not happy with freelancers hired previously
- they need more than one freelancer for the same project
- something in their project changed which prompted them to edit the description and hire further
What's the project about?
Is it a featured job post? I have seen clients "recycle" featured job posts so they lbecome totally different posts, which allows the client to hire for several roles paying for the "featured" job post only once.
Job description completely changed. Only skills and experience part leaved. The customer just stopped answering and I closed the milestone. I wanted to leave a review and the description is completely changed, in my profile now a project on Laravel + PHP in which I do not understand at all. I think it's still not normal and I'm curious how many times a client can change the description, how many people he can hire, what we will see in our profiles and how we then have to put all the feedback.
As often as they like and as many as they like.
Sure, they can hire as many as they need, but in same project. I'm reading a new job description and not sure that it's same project where I have worked. Today it's PHP, tomorrow it will be C++, testing, translating etc. And it will be showed in my profile.
Oh it happened in the middle of an open project? Yes, I think they can edit and change it as they see fit, but they should communicate the changes to you if it's an open, ongoing contract with you. Was there a period of contract idleness before they did this? Have you communicated your concerns to them? I suppose they're not replying.
They are online and don't answer. I don't know when exactly it was changed, but 100% after I have started work on a project. They are silent, they have not fulfilled all the agreements, I always emphasize that the work is done only through Upwork, and here is not the work in the description that I did. Now I am worried about my not so great reputation, because the client is doing something unknown.
How is it affecting your reputation?
For the first it's work in my profile which I did not perform. Secondly, the client behaves strangely, this is my suspicions and feelings, but I do not expect anything good from this person.