What is 'budget information'?
Thread poster: writeaway

writeaway  Identity Verified
French to English
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Apr 5, 2010

I just read a job posted by a fellow translator at an unacceptably low rate, so of no interest. However I did notice that 'budget information' was marked as hidden. I clicked for more info and saw that 'members' (I assume members means people who pay for full membership) can choose whether or not they can see the 'budget information'. No option was visible (I am not a full member).
However, I'd like to know what 'budget information' actually is. Is this something new? When was it introduced?
TIA

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madak  Identity Verified
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This was announced a few days ago Apr 5, 2010

http://www.proz.com/about/ipetition/changes

 

Lucia Leszinsky
SITE STAFF
Changes being applied to the job posting system Apr 5, 2010

Hello writeaway,

As Madeleine points out, the recent changes to the job posting system allow outsourcers to specify a budget range that is not made visible by default but only accessible to members who (1) have expressed a preference to consider client budgets and (2) meet the specified job criteria.

For more information about these changes, please visit:

http://www.proz.com/about/ipetition/overview

Hope this helps.

Kind regards,

Lucia


 

writeaway  Identity Verified
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Thanks Apr 5, 2010

Madeleine MacRae Klintebo wrote:

http://www.proz.com/about/ipetition/changes


Thanks. I get the idea now. There is no mention this would be exclusively a (full)member only option. Fortunately I don't think it matters much whether one can see the 'budget' or not.


 

writeaway  Identity Verified
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Thanks Lucia Apr 5, 2010

Lucia wrote:

Hello writeaway,

As Madeleine points out, the recent changes to the job posting system allow outsourcers to specify a budget range that is not made visible by default but only accessible to members who (1) have expressed a preference to consider client budgets and (2) meet the specified job criteria.

For more information about these changes, please visit:

http://www.proz.com/about/ipetition/overview

Hope this helps.

Kind regards,

Lucia


Thanks. But what is the actual benefit of seeing the budget? Isn't the word/line price more interesting for freelancers? I can see the interest in the budget for people who take jobs and then outsource them to others.


 

Lucia Leszinsky
SITE STAFF
Many service providers prefer to see budget information before quoting Apr 5, 2010

writeaway wrote:

Lucia wrote:

Hello writeaway,

As Madeleine points out, the recent changes to the job posting system allow outsourcers to specify a budget range that is not made visible by default but only accessible to members who (1) have expressed a preference to consider client budgets and (2) meet the specified job criteria.

For more information about these changes, please visit:

http://www.proz.com/about/ipetition/overview

Hope this helps.

Kind regards,

Lucia



Thanks. But what is the actual benefit of seeing the budget? Isn't the word/line price more interesting for freelancers? I can see the interest in the budget for people who take jobs and then outsource them to others.


As FAQs state, many service providers prefer to see the client's budget before they invest the time necessary to quote. The changes to be implemented respect the preferences of these members and at the same time leave no room for misunderstanding the fact that the translator is in the best position to determine what he or she needs to charge to deliver the requisite quality on a given job.

Hope this clarifies,

Lucia


 

Stephanie Ezrol  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:53
Member (2009)
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where are these member preferences made? Apr 5, 2010

How does a member indicate if they want to see the budget?

 

Enrique Cavalitto  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 02:53
Member (2006)
English to Spanish
Preference concerning client budget information Apr 5, 2010

Stephanie Ezrol wrote:

How does a member indicate if they want to see the budget?


You can do that at http://www.proz.com/about/ipetition/talk

Kind regards,
Enrique


 

Stephanie Ezrol  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:53
Member (2009)
English
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Thanks for the quick response. Apr 5, 2010

Thank for the link Enrique.

 

writeaway  Identity Verified
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So it is open to all members Apr 6, 2010

Enrique wrote:

Stephanie Ezrol wrote:

How does a member indicate if they want to see the budget?


You can do that at http://www.proz.com/about/ipetition/talk

Kind regards,
Enrique


Thanks for the link Enrique. I see that it's open to all members, not restricted. Good to know.


 


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