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Don't use Upwork

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by bartosimpsonio, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I just read this and it made me wanna punch someone hard. As someone who has done freelance jobs for years, this feels all to familiar. Look how this douchebag was able to exploit the guy he supposedly wanted to hire....and then after 17 days trying to freeload he comes out with this : "I know people at Upwork and I'm gonna screw you"...what a complete waste of oxygen this guy is.

    https:[email protected]/why-you-should-never-use-upwork-ever-5c62848bdf46#.diltikb1z

    Unless this is thoroughly resolved and that other guy kicked out, don't use Upwork.
     
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  2. iamdeadat2017

    iamdeadat2017 Regular Member

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    Its hard to get freelance job.....what you recommend then?
     
  3. Juneja

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    More reasons to not use them.
     
  4. Young Padawan

    Young Padawan Registered Member

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    I am earning my livings 50% from Upwork I can see no reason why I will not use the platform? is it the only reason for your banning Upwork?
     
  5. Zwielicht

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    Did you see how a purported employee from Upwork tried contacting him in the comments section of the article?

    He was right about how it shouldn't take a post on his site getting attention for Upwork to make things right. I've seen this happen to people who were banned from Adsense numerous times in the past; as soon as they post about it, Google suddenly looks into the situation, realises they (Google) were wrong, and then they unban the account.
    On another note, I "literally" almost stopped reading his post because of how many times he "literally" used the word "literally". I suppose you could say it's a pet peeve of mine when the word is used excessively and incorrectly, although I got the impression that his first language wasn't English, so I continued reading the article and his comments regardless.
     
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  6. CaptainJackSparrow

    CaptainJackSparrow Registered Member

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    Wow that is ridiculous! I read in one comment the guy uses freelancer and gets paid 50% upfront..and his account was suspended and he had his clients complain to get his account fixed since they already spent 50% each on the projects. Does that mean they did a milestone and he was able to withdraw that amount and then his account got suspended? That is something to definitely consider doing in the future!
     
  7. nikchaing

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    wow those fees alone should be a good enough reason to not use #UpShit
     
  8. NobelNerd

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    I think most platforms are like that don't care about the workers but the people who bring money to them
     
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    20% is actually high, i leave upwork over 2 years
     
  10. m4dm4n

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    good to know how things work there, thank you for sharing
     
  11. Shible Shadiq

    Shible Shadiq Newbie

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    I faced a same problem when elance became upwork. I was working for a client hourly. After a week work when I looking for the payment (about 8 hours a day for 5 days $15/hour) Upwork said they need to check the payment issue with the client. I filed a case and they banned my account. Still now, I am facing problem as there is no future.

    Also huge amount of charges and fees!!! Let's forget Upwork.
     
  12. bartosimpsonio

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    LOL I didn't notice the litterally's....I guess I'm getting older and my OCD is improving ;)

    Like the Upwork guy said himself, it should not take a public post in order to sort this sort of thing out. The "client" was a complete douche throughout the dialogs and harmed the freelancer on purpose knowing he did not hack anything. The client gave him the password to access the system, then said he accessed it illegally, that was mean.
     
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  13. domdata

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    Wow, time for someone to create a clone but with good customer support.



    *off topic*

    XRUMER skills = weak!
     
  14. ChrisX

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    Good thing the guy didn't give in and do the work for free. I know many would have.
     
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    The majority of my work comes through online job posting sites similar to upwork. As a rule though, I avoid the sites that require any sort of signup, proposal, or fee. It's just not worth the effort, and they honestly are a total waste of time, in my opinion.
     
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    I wish someone DDos upwork, fuck them in ass.
     
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    iPinner Senior Member Premium Member

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    Anyone considered Upwork is good for making new contacts and working with them directly later? I use it to hire freelancers for a long time and we're not using their platform to chat & proceed the payments at all.
     
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    This thread covered the entire range which goes from necessary-evil to just plain evil. I learned something.
     
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    Upwork siding with that douchebag of a client after presenting all the facts is beyond me.
     
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    yes 20% is too much as upwork fees,