[Closed] WHY GURU, WHY?????????
HEY GURU.... WHY DO YOU ALLOW EMPLOYERS TO POST PROJECTS WITH NO LOCATION??? WHY DON'T YOU POST THE ORIGIN OF EMPLOYERS IN THE PROJECT DESCRIPTION SNAPSHOT? WHY ARE THERE MORE AND MORE PROJECTS THAT ARE NON-US BASED? WHY ARE THE LESS AND LESS US BASED PROJECTS?
Asked Sep 03 at 02:32 PM
The question has been closed Sep 06 at 03:05 PM by Jason Guru.com Team for the following reason:
WHY ARE THERE MORE AND MORE PROJECTS THAT ARE NON-US BASED? WHY ARE THE LESS AND LESS US BASED PROJECTS? - I'm not on Guru's staff or employed by them in any way, but I doubt that they prohibit U.S. based projects from being posted. Guru is a WORLDWIDE internet freelancing site. By being so, they accept both employers and freelancers to post jobs and submit bids from all over the world. Why there's less U.S. employers??? I have no idea, but it's not because of anything Guru does or doesn't do.
As to posting employers location. That's an EXCELLENT idea. One of the very best I've heard for a long time. Guru verifies us, with SS#, and phone numbers and locations etc, to ask employers to list a general location should be a requirement. Just a city and state/country would be nice.
answered Sep 03 at 04:41 PM
I was going to post this as a comment but I click 'submit comment' and nothing happens. It's like that practically every other day.
Does Guru verify us by phone? I don't think I've ever had that done.
I've noticed on a few projects that have location requirements, that some are changing their location to appear more attractive to employers. I doubt that they alter their entire profile so they would be found out at some point, but they do it just to bid. If they don't get the job they change back. The OMG in this whole thing is if they're willing to lie about their location to get the job and the money, what else are they willing to do?
We really should be verified, and re-verified for every location change. Employers and freelancers both.
Doug -- I agree wholeheartedly. Employers should not allowed to post projects without completing their profiles - and that includes a LEGITIMATE location (no more "None Given, PA"). I'm noticing numerous project descriptions which bear a US location, but which are written by individuals that have poor English skills. Such project descriptions could be completely legitimate, yet it is only fair that freelancers know that they are sending their bids to employers whose information has been verified as accurate.
Hello All –
This thread will be closed as it appears that this discussion is a duplicate of Doug’s earlier post: Employer Location . Please feel free to resume the discussion in the original thread.
Also, while we may not reply to each topic posted to the Answers forum, all topics are read and given careful consideration. Understandably, requests for user support and ‘how to?’ topics are given priority, as they are posted by users seeking information or direct assistance. Suggestions, critiques and general feedback topics are read, but will not always receive a reply. We do our best to address as many of them as we can; if we see a new topic or suggestion gaining momentum, we will likely weigh in.
In terms of Employer location – we hear you. We are currently working on developing Employer profiles to capture more complete Employer information. Freelancers will then be able to assess the attractiveness of an Employer based on profile completeness, much in the same way that Employers currently assess the completeness of Freelancer profiles when considering whom to hire.
Thanks to all who’ve weighed in, and please feel free to continue the discussion in the original post.
answered Sep 06 at 03:05 PM
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