Monday, June 17, 2019
UpWork: When you don't know how to do what you were hired to do....
And collect a paycheck to do.....
No worries. Just like there's a place for the functionally illiterate to go to have their grammar fixed (Grammarly) and there's a place to go to find unpaid interns desperate for "experience" (Reddit, Facebook, etc,) there's now a place to go to hire people to do the work you told your prospective employer you were capable of doing, which btw got you that job it turns out you don't know how to do.
UpWork essentially provides out-of-work Freelancers to do the thinking-and working-for salaried professionals who enjoy making that paycheck but have no clue how to earn it. Take a look at the jackasses in this particular ad: They are salespeople. Their sales have leveled off. Naturally, this is a big problem because they were hired to keep those sales up. They COULD have a brainstorming session in which they try to come up with just one or two decent ideas. OR, they could farm out some of their responsiblities- and their company's money- to UpWork, where some desperate choad in front of a laptop is eager to take care of their problem for a few bucks which will allow him to avoid homelessness for another month.
Employed lazy twits give eachother high-fives and celebrate with a round of Coronas after leaving the office. Desperate Choad runs out for some more ramen before sitting back down in front of his laptop awaiting his next assignment courtesy of overpaid douchenozzles who can't be bothered to do their job but who make enough to pass on a few crumbs to Desperate Choad. Life is good. For somebody.
And to think, I feel guilty at times when I purchase a lesson plan at 4:30 AM from TeachersPayTeachers because it's easier than trying to come up with something for my kids to do so I can call in sick. I don't think this is quite the same thing.
Still....gotta love how this all works, don't you?