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Refunds of bid fee for jobs that never get done?
Thread poster: Lesley Clayton
Lesley Clayton
France
Local time: 19:26
French to English
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Nov 27, 2001

After January we\'ll all have to pay 1 dollar or 100 browniZ to bid on a job. What happens if the bids don\'t get closed and no-one is given the job? Do we get a refund?

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Henry Dotterer
Local time: 13:26
SITE FOUNDER
Initially, no Nov 27, 2001

Until such time as our job system and job tracking is more comprehesive, guaranteeing that jobs will actually be done (which is what a refund policy would amount to) is not practical.



In many cases, jobs are passed without the outsourcer marking the job \'closed.\' And we simply can not confirm the status of 30-70 jobs per day.



Henry


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Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 23:56
English to Spanish
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If initially no Nov 27, 2001

Henry,

If initally no, translators may lose their dollars?

And the interesting thing is that the trasnlators are paying a dollar to bid for a job posted by an entity whose identity he will never know.

Suppose you get lot of not so serious or dubious job posted ? What will you do?



For translators genuine or dubious job posters amounts to the same, because they never get to know who the job poster is.



It means that we have to rely on PROZ by paying a dollar.



Now some colleagues, may say : if you don\'t like the system don\'t bid, it is not obligatory.

Henry, do you have any idea as how to handle this dilemma?



[ This Message was edited by: on 2001-11-27 22:00 ]


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Henry Dotterer
Local time: 13:26
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If the poster is not a known entity, the fee does not apply Nov 28, 2001

As you know, Telesforo, this eventuality was dicussed elsewhere in these forums. The upshot was that if the poster is not a ProZ.com member (ie. we do not have contact info), the fee won\'t apply.

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RWSTranslation
Germany
Local time: 19:26
Member (2007)
German to English
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outsource should pay Nov 28, 2001

I think the outsourcer have the most interest in the job.



They should pay a fee, not the bidder.


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