I am not much of a hater and I hardly say these kind of stuff about anyone (specially in public), but this time I have to make an exception.
Yes guys, like the title says:
UPWORK sucks !!
Yes www.upwork.com, the freelancing site for freelancers, just sucks!
Ok the main reason for my hatred is this email that I got from them today:
We are contacting you to let you know we have suspended your access to Upwork indefinitely.
Our decision is based on a careful review and the fact that you have submitted a high number of proposals for jobs on our site without many contracts or earnings. Unfortunately, this means the jobs posted by clients are not a good match for your skills.
I know this news is likely disappointing to you. But our goal at Upwork is to enable freelancers to successfully connect and collaborate with clients who need their skills and expertise. Unfortunately, this means we must part ways with freelancers whose skills are not in demand in our marketplace.
If you want to appeal this decision, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please note each case will be manually reviewed by our Trust & Safety team to decide if your account can be reinstated.
Please know we don’t make decisions like these lightly and wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
Upwork Trust & Safety
At first when I saw the email, I just took it casually because to me Upwork had already lost its charm because of their high commission rate that they charge with Freelancers and almost close to impossible possibility of landing a job there because of the overly crowded competition.
But as I thought about the absurdity of their reason and unprofessional action taken from their side I just couldn’t take it.
First of all, Upwork has never stated any such policies regarding account getting suspended/deactivated. I have been using Upwork for over a year now and I haven’t seen any Disclaimers like this one.
If there were policies like this where too many proposals could lead to user being kicked out from Upwork, why did they have maximum number of allowed proposals to be 30 for a month? Does it make sense?
I mean on one hand they give freelancers to apply up to maximum of 30 jobs and on the other hand if they do, they get kicked out from the site?
Furthermore, given the amount of competition at Upwork to get any single project, freelancers are bound to apply to more than one project at once. Now if they aren’t lucky enough they are all surely to get their accounts deactivated isn’t it?
You don’t trust me?
Well, either you have never been to Upwork or you are probably the CEO at Upwork.
Anyways, why don’t you go ahead and read the comments from 449 other Freelancers (this number is as of today and probably is growing exponentially every minute) who are simply pissed with Upwork then you will know it for yourself. Here’s a link to a post by someone who completely agrees with me and have similar thoughts about Upwork and also have a growing number of complaints on the comments section for Upwork.
UPWORK sucks !!
And they better authorize me the payments for the work that I previously done at Upwork which I haven’t cashed yet.