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What happens when a worker can't complete a job?

Let's say a worker bids on a job, wins but can't complete it (like a programming job). Can he/she break it off (with no money transferred) without any repuccussions or can the client leave 1star/negative reviews?

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For either hourly or fixed price jobs, if there's no payment made because either no hours were logged or a full refund was given by the freelancer, there's no public star review, but there will still be private feedback, which affects the freelancer's Job Success Score.

"No good deed goes unpunished." -- Clare Boothe Luce
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First of all a freelancer should never apply to a job when they don't have the skills necessary to complete the job. 

Having said that, a freelancer can close the contract and issue a refund of all the funds in escrow. You will have reprucussions. A job closed without payment will affect your JSS AND a client can still leave feedback 

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