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Re: All I want for Christmas from UpWork....

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
11 of 78

Virginia F wrote:


I think it's high time Upwork gets rid of Rising Talent, or at least make sure it's a badge that is earned correctly - I have to believe the RT badge is also given by a flawed algorithm. Think of all the clients who use this as a requirement that are being duped.


I completely agree. There are daily complaints from freelancers who don't understand why they haven't got Rising Talent status despite having fulfilled all of the requirements, and when I've looked at the profiles of those who have it versus those who don't, it definitely looks like it's determined by algorithm and not by merit. Those badges are very misleading and it's obvious that some people have figured out how to game the system.

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Renata S Member Since: Jun 10, 2014
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Christine A wrote:

Virginia F wrote:


I think it's high time Upwork gets rid of Rising Talent, or at least make sure it's a badge that is earned correctly - I have to believe the RT badge is also given by a flawed algorithm. Think of all the clients who use this as a requirement that are being duped.


I completely agree. There are daily complaints from freelancers who don't understand why they haven't got Rising Talent status despite having fulfilled all of the requirements, and when I've looked at the profiles of those who have it versus those who don't, it definitely looks like it's determined by algorithm and not by merit. Those badges are very misleading and it's obvious that some people have figured out how to game the system.


I guess we need to unequivocally state what the issue in all this is because I expect some people might be missing it: Not only is UpWork approving reams of fake profiles, but through the Rising Talent designation, they're also making a significant percentage of them look like they've been specially vetted by the company, thereby encouraging clients (especially new ones) to hire the people who produce them. 

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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And now we have the Senior JavaScript developpers:

 

https://www.upwork.com/ab/profiles/search/?q=%22Here%20is%20for%20the%20picky%20ones%20who%20require...

 

Upwork: we never learn from our mistakes!

 

 

 

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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
14 of 78

Rene K wrote:

And now we have the Senior JavaScript developpers:

 

https://www.upwork.com/ab/profiles/search/?q=%22Here%20is%20for%20the%20picky%20ones%20who%20require...

 

Upwork: we never learn from our mistakes!

 

 

 


And six, count 'em six, are "Rising Talent". Time to get rid of the RT program.

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Renata S Member Since: Jun 10, 2014
15 of 78

Virginia F wrote:

Rene K wrote:

And now we have the Senior JavaScript developpers:

 

https://www.upwork.com/ab/profiles/search/?q=%22Here%20is%20for%20the%20picky%20ones%20who%20require...

 

Upwork: we never learn from our mistakes!

 

 

 


And six, count 'em six, are "Rising Talent". Time to get rid of the RT program.


The presence of profiles like this clearly illustrates that Rising Talent status is arbitrarily assigned.  It seems impossible that an FL with no contracts and zero earnings could fulfill all of the stated criteria that are supposedly in place to determine who gets it and who doesn't. 

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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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Renata S wrote:

Virginia F wrote:

Rene K wrote:

And now we have the Senior JavaScript developpers:

 

https://www.upwork.com/ab/profiles/search/?q=%22Here%20is%20for%20the%20picky%20ones%20who%20require...

 

Upwork: we never learn from our mistakes!

 

 

 


And six, count 'em six, are "Rising Talent". Time to get rid of the RT program.


The presence of profiles like this clearly illustrates that Rising Talent status is arbitrarily assigned.  It seems impossible that an FL with no contracts and zero earnings could fulfill all of the stated criteria that are supposedly in place to determine who gets it and who doesn't. 


Yes ... and the worse of it is this: clients using RT as a job requirement, and/or clients assuming Upwork actually knows/guarantees/suggests that freelancers with this badge are freelancers you want to hire if you're looking for (honest) talent.

 

Seriously Upwork ... we all did fine  without a RT badge - get rid of it. That will also get rid of the hundreds of newbie posts crying about the whereabouts of their 30 free connects, or "why I don't have rising talent badge" yet?   Smiley Frustrated   

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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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Rene K wrote:

And now we have the Senior JavaScript developpers:

 

https://www.upwork.com/ab/profiles/search/?q=%22Here%20is%20for%20the%20picky%20ones%20who%20require...

 

Upwork: we never learn from our mistakes!

 


Love all the Irish names! Heart Heart Heart
But they all dropped a letter in this sentence:
One of the recent complex plugin for WP I have coed was an API for a car rental company. Robot Sad

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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
18 of 78

John K wrote:

Rene K wrote:

And now we have the Senior JavaScript developpers:

 

https://www.upwork.com/ab/profiles/search/?q=%22Here%20is%20for%20the%20picky%20ones%20who%20require...

 

Upwork: we never learn from our mistakes!

 


Love all the Irish names! Heart Heart Heart
But they all dropped a letter in this sentence:
One of the recent complex plugin for WP I have coed was an API for a car rental company. Robot Sad


Maybe the algorithm has been recoded (if that's what it's called) to include "the luck of the Irish". 

 

LOL, and the plot sickens: https://community.upwork.com/t5/Freelancers/Upwork-Account-Stolen/td-p/701011

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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
19 of 78

I especially like the boy named Aisling, which last time I checked was definitely a female name.  

At least they got the time zones right this time...

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Renata S Member Since: Jun 10, 2014
20 of 78

John K wrote:

Rene K wrote:

And now we have the Senior JavaScript developpers:

 

https://www.upwork.com/ab/profiles/search/?q=%22Here%20is%20for%20the%20picky%20ones%20who%20require...

 

Upwork: we never learn from our mistakes!

 


Love all the Irish names! Heart Heart Heart
But they all dropped a letter in this sentence:
One of the recent complex plugin for WP I have coed was an API for a car rental company. Robot Sad


Maybe they all went to the same coed coding academy? 

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