A thanks to oDesk
Michelle K. 68 posts - United States - Joined Dec 13 2007
I just want to thank oDesk for being open & courageous enough to address the issues we have had to face with independent contractors for years.
I see you added to your rejection list:
1. Spam application - recycled cover letter
2. Spam application - obvious qualifications mismatch
That coupled with the one I noticed a few months back "Ignored Instructions in Job Opening", it's clear to me that oDesk is the ONLY bidding site on the internet who actually recognizes the issues we as a company have had to go through.
Guru doesn't care, they think it's ok that ICs just spam out responses hoping for a hit.
Elance has now made it so if we don't hire anyone who bids on our projects, we can't continue posting.
When I told them 80% of the ICs who bid aren't even worth our time of day, they suggested we waste our precious time & go hunting through their millions of candidates until we find someone.
I said we don't have time for that nonsense. Just to be clear, I once paid someone to do that on Guru & out of around 200 people she contacted, only 1 responded back.
No one can tell who is free & availbale to work, people can join one day & be gone the next & still have a profile.
So thank you oDesk.
My question now though is, is this new change helping, or are those unprofessional ICs who can't read & follow simple instructions all leaving to go to bidding sites where they welcome such inadequacy?
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