MarĂa Vargas wrote:
... we would, for example, know that the rate offered is one which we are or are not willing to accept. It would save us time and grievances.
If you think my suggestion is silly or could not be adopted, excuse me for taking your time but spending my time reading postings that upset me and maybe even infuriate me have made think that if clients can now "screen" out for a certain period of time non platinum translators, we, the translators, could choose whether to read postings below platinum or gold rates.
Kindest regards to everyone,
Actually, Pampi, there's already a similar system in place. If you entered your rates, you shouldn't receive notifications of jobs below your minimums.
Please check: www.proz.com/?sp=faq#rates:
How do I enter my rates?
Rates are entered from the profile page.
Why should I enter rates?
Benefits of specifying a range of rates:
(1) Specifying a rate range makes it easier for clients to consider working with you
(2) You will not be bothered with notifications of jobs below your minimums
(3) You will be able to compare your rates with aggregated data from other pros in your pairs
Also, by specifying the range in which you are willing to work, you supply valuable information that will be used in educating clients. For example, if a client wants to post a job at 0.001 cents/word (a very low rate), he or she will be presented with data showing the percentage of pros who are not willing to work at that rate. This helps to head off unreasonable offers