@Setu M wrote:
Michael wasn't here during the overnight storm. Some Mods are consistent, some are not.
You mean I missed something juicy while I was sleeping?! Darn!
It seems that my post angered Vladimir/Valeria too. Maybe we should praise for Upwork Inc. and ecourage the ignorance and indifference, I believe that's the way, thanks God.
@Jaime L wrote:
I also wonder what Upwork tells clients is and isn't allowed on job postings? I'm wondering what it looks like. Do they actually have a list of rules pop up? I feel like way too many clients break the terms of service and seem to get away with it.
Can anyone comment on this part?
These are the regulations:
2. Job Posts
Reading this is not mandatory. But it is available.
In the end, we need to remember that people who control others - be that government, corporations, or even small clients here - are only as powerful as we let them be.
Without the workers, they have no business. The power IS in OUR hands. There is absolutely nothing in the world that forces anyone to follow a system or bow down to what we may personally feel is unfiar. All we have to to is refuse to use their products or services. We have the power to create our own businesses or change the rules. Nothing is to say we must follow others.
That is 1/2 the reason why we are FREElancers, and no longer employee's working for others. Upwork is a hybrid of that idea, but if we want higher wages and better clients.. all we need to do is stop working for them. Easy.
Let the individual worker decide what is good for them or not.
We can't change the system, because the system does not have our interests as a priority any higher than they need to make a profit. We will ALWAYS be last in line for fair treatment by any organization with self interests in mind. As freelancers we are budding young leaders. WE are the ones with the skills clients sell for profit. If we don't like it... then we can just as easy take control of that and pay our own employee's what we feel is fair. For those without the passion or drive to do so, they need to keep the complaints to themselves and truck along as the choice is theirs to work for less.
Of course we all need a 'stepping stone' between now and then but if the system bothers you, then keep that in mind and work towards freeing others from exploitation with your own socially responsible business. <-- and THAT is exactly the basis of what I do for a living.
Setu, thanks for posting the job post regulations. This particular rule is frequently violated, it seems to me:
This one got me