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teddybear
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I have been working as a freelancer for a little while now. I recently started using upwork. The first job that I got on upwork was titled: “help me”, the bio explained that it was with node.js. Later, during the interview, the client mentioned that it was 30+ hours a week. I was kind of confused. I had no idea what I was getting into. A little bit down the road, he provided me with the project. This is when I almost wanted to jump off a cliff. The code was organised as if it was a c or c++ app and I couldn’t follow anything. The guy thought that “pass by reference” was a thing in JS. I cried. Granted, with objects, there are some reference exceptions, but generally passed by value. The code is like spaghetti... I still have 2 months left on the contract. It’s awful.

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    Bad clients exist. Limit the scope of any first project to get a sense for how they work. If they can't clearly define requirements or change their mind, price accordingly or bail.

    Sorry you had this experience.
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    Yea, it’s pretty awful! Haha! I guess life will go on 😂
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    @maciek, no... I can’t cancel. The contract said that I could decide to not renew after 3 months.
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    @maciek, yea... you’re right. I was very uneducated when it came to contracts... so, yea... thanks though 😊
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    @maciek, I am currently working for someone who is working for someone, so.. it is kind of odd... completely understand the thought process though.
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