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adnannazir43
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unethical behavior of client.

I was really amazed and was hurt of client behaviour. please have a look at the screenshot of the Upwork Chat room below for this job post. 

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Client invited me and i replied to his invite and after that what happned was really surprising and i feel its unethical and Upwork team should take action on this incedince. 

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tlbp
Member

Clients should not use profanity. Freelancers should understand that they aren't hired simply because they have been invited to interview. 

I can't read that...it's too small.


@Melanie H wrote:

I can't read that...it's too small.


 right click, get image address, paste to new tab.

 

it's gonna get deleted so hurry. I LOL'd.

Paraphrasing:

 

Freelancer says - Just hire me already! I want to work now!

 

Client says- WTF is wrong with you!  

 

Freelancer says - Rude man, I will report you!

 

Wow, my goodness, LOL.

 

1. I don't think the OP really did anything wrong...I think to an extent it's a language barrier. Basically it seems like he was trying to say, "I'm glad to start working for you, please initiate." I own a shop and when I deal with (in my case, Asian) out-of-the-U.S. suppliers I get some REALLY funny translations that sound...yeah, rude. I try to figure out what it is that they really want. So I don't know if the OP really meant to sound like "Give me the job...now..."

 

2. The client's response, while classic and pretty funny, was rude, yes, but I'm not sure Upwork is going to worry about it. Some people ARE rude. OP, if you really want to cry, drive through a NJ tollbooth, one that's manned, and try to "take up the person's time" looking for change for 7 seconds. But make sure to record it on your phone because Youtube subbies will LOVE it!

 

3. I wonder if it's a joke and Photoshopped...it is so SNL skit-worthy. ๐Ÿ˜„

Still unethical!


@Adnan N wrote:

Still unethical!


Yeah, that word doesn't mean what you think it means. Rude, yes, but nothing to do with ethics.

 

The obvious solution is not to work with that client.


@Jess C wrote:

@Adnan N wrote:

Still unethical!


Yeah, that word doesn't mean what you think it means. Rude, yes, but nothing to do with ethics.

 

The obvious solution is not to work with that client.


I was thinking the same thing. Unethical would more imply something along the lines of shady business practices, trying to extract a great deal of work by pulling a bait-and-switch on the amount, or...whatever.

 

Rude just means rude. But in this case, funny! OP, have a laugh...and realize you don't really want to work with someone who drops the F-bomb anyway! Just smile, it IS kind of funny...so totally out of left field. And yes, take from this, if you want to, that you really shouldn't try to pin someone down just based on an interview on here. They have the right to not hire you for the project; that's a simple fact.

Adnan,

 

The client should not have sworn at you. But I am assuming he answered your proposal and then you come up with this totally irrelevant and inappropriate answer. to presumably one of his questions.

 

However, he was unprofessional in his approach and simply should have bypassed you and gone on to someone else.

 

IMO do not be hurt by idiots like this and move on. But never, ever again give this sort of response to a client - it is absurd, childish, and as unprofessional as your unpleasant client.

Please guide me what should i do?

should lol

 

welcome to upwork


@Adnan N wrote:

Please guide me what should i do?


You should correct your stated English fluency (Your English is far from "Fluent") and in future you should not pressure clients to hire you before the interview process is completed.

 

As far as this client is concerned: Ignore him.

Thanks 

 

Hi Adnan,

 

If you would like to report a message you receive in Messages, you can click the gear icon shown next to the timestamp and select "report message". 

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@Jess C wrote:

@Adnan N wrote:

Still unethical!


Yeah, that word doesn't mean what you think it means. Rude, yes, but nothing to do with ethics.

 

The obvious solution is not to work with that client.


 

lysis10
Member

lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

 

this is great.

 

This is gonna get deleted and i want to thank my efrands for sending this to me so I don't miss it.

On the one hand, I agree that OP probably misunderstood the meaning of the word unethical. On the other hand, many, if not most, ethical systems contain some sort of golden rule, and thus using profanity the way the client did *would* be unethical, at least if I were the client. And granted the client might have been provoked a bit, but 2 wrongs don't make a right. Cat Wink

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kat303
Member

Adnan= As always, I'm late to this and haven't seen the message between the client and you because it's been deleted. But looking at what was paraphrased, IMO I think both of you were rude, unprofessional and just to quick on you responses. And perhaps both of you misunderstood each other.

 

Because freelancing is a business you need to be more diplomatic and professional in your responses.And if the client comes back with rude unprofessional remarks, you can just block them and walk away.

 

Just because a client interviews you, does not mean you will get the job. The interview phase is where you find out what's expected of you, that both of you understand each other, and any details or information that's needed is given to you to look over. If the client doesn't think you are a good fit for them they can interview and pick someone else. And even if the client give you a contract, if you feel the job is not a fit for your skills, or after talking to the client you feel that they are not a good fit for you to work with, you can decline that offered contract.