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Annie T wrote:Hi Upworkers:I am new to Upwork. I sent a proposal for a writing project where they didn't give any information about the topic ahead of time. The client contacted me and we exchanged a few messages. But only when the contract arrived did he reveal specifics that made me realize I would not be able to do an adequate job. I informed him of this and apologized for the inconvenience; then the proposal was declined and the contract withdrawn with the reason "freelancer no longer available". I take a lesson from this to avoid job descriptions that don't give you at least some general idea of the work/topic involved.Does anyone know if declining a job offer is in and of itself a "ding" against your Upwork reputation? I have only done 2 jobs so far, both with 5-star feedback.
Don't worry. Declining an offer has no consequence on any statistic or JSS.
I don't think it matters at all.
Upon occasion, clients send me contracts without me sending a proposal and without ever having contacted me. It seems like I get a string of them every few months. I almost always decline them. It hasn't affected my JSS or anything else as far as I can tell.
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