Please please please!
Don't waste the time of free-lancers
Many a times, it so happens that the Clients post a job and never bother to hire any free-lancers. Upwork should impose some penalty on those Clients who do so just for fun. Such folks don't mean any business whereas the free-lancers foolishly keep on typing applications.
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Why on earth should a free lancer waste his /her time?
The Upwork should start charging a nominal fee from the Clients who don't hire any free-lancer within a specified time period
"Why on earth should a free lancer waste his /her time?"
Nobody's forcing them to.
Yeah no body is forcing them to but they keep typing the applications foolishly for the reason that they believe the clients have posted the job because they genuinely need the work done. Again I would say that the Upwork needs to take concrete steps in this regard. I don't agree with you at all.............................................................................................
"Upwork should impose some penalty on those Clients who do so just for fun."
No. This has been discussed time after time. Posting a job does not oblige a client to hire a freelancer here - or at all. A lot of clients post their jobs on multiple sites; I see the same job here and on Elance frequently. If a client hires, they hire. If they don't, they don't. But you can't make them.
"the free-lancers foolishly keep on typing applications."
Whose fault's that, then?
@Tabinda H wrote:
I don't agree with you at all. The fault lies with the Client, not the free-lancers
You have GOT to be joking.
This is a wind-up, right?
You would force clients to hire someone when they can not find a suitable person from their job posting, or find one one another site?
You know what? Neither Upwork nor any client owes you to get hired. If clients don't think you are the best fit for their project you won't get hired.
Your connects are gone whether the client hires nobody, or hires 5 people, none of which are you.
You categorically CAN NOT force a client to hire someone from one particular site. Even if it was fair and reasonable and would make even an ounce of sense to anyone with a faint clue how commerce works, it would be legally unenforcable.
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