@Christian B wrote:
When I said that the same thing happened to me, I was the one who requested to end the contract because they provided misinformation about my working hours during on-boarding. The expecations set was 8 hours full time for my standard daily work hours. However, the client told me and the other new hire after training that we only needed to log into Upwork Time Tracker only when there are tasks to be done. When I requested to end my contract, which took 23 days for them to end it, the client said in an e-mail that he will leave a positive feedback when he ends my contract. I was thinking if he did this to the rest as well just to gather positive ratings to make him look good since he got a few low ratings in the beginning.
So that I understand the above statement.... Are you saying that you wanted to be paid for 8 hours a day, whether or not you actually had tasks to do? And you wanted to end the contract because the client wanted to pay you for doing ACTUAL work?
In fairness the job post stresses specifically that it is a full time position of 30 or more hours a week so it is not unreasonable for the hired freelancer to expect that there will be sufficient work to do.
I don't think the OP expected to be paid for nothing, but if the client expects people to be available 8 hours but only pay for actual typing time then that's sharp practice at best, too.
I've seen a number of job postings like that - where clients say you need to be at your computer available to do whatever task, for set hours, but will only be paid for the time you actively take care of a task. That's not right. If a client wants someone to sit there for X hours then X hours would need to be paid for.
Petra - I agree, that may have been the case, but IMO, if it was, then that needs/needed to be specifically indicated in the contract. Something, I'm assuming, like, "contractor needs to be readily availble at computer whether or not they are actually working.- client will pay for X all hours that the contractor is available at X hours a day. And I'm not sure how that would have worked out because those hours not working would have had to be entered in manually and depending on what type of client that was, they could have easily not paid for manually entered hours.
And again, IMO, if that is the case, then this job should have been a fixed rate job which would have avoided all of the above problems and it would avoided ll of those problems. All the freelancer had to do was to multiple 8 hours times his hourly rate and enter that as his proposal.
Having said that. We might have hit on something here, because not only are all the OP's replies and original posts deleted, but he set his profile to "not public.".