“As another reviewer said below, the work this Elancer provides is not the same as shown in their portfolio. The quality difference between the two sets of work is tremendous.
I asked this Elancer to help with an urgent Powerpoint job, expecting the quality to be the same as that detailed in the portfolio. What I was delivered was an incomplete, messy rough "draft" type powerpoint. It was also missing the final three slides.
In fact, the elancer ignored several instructions and used none of the photos I requested her to use, failed to implement icon designs where requested, and delivered the work late.
When I checked the timesheets after returning from my business trip, I noticed she had artificially increased the amount of time for the job by spending significant time looking at the demonstration work before commencing her own.
On day one, she spent the majority of 7.5 hours looking at the sample powerpoint I sent. All of the screengrabs from Workview here show her looking simply at my own work. There are no other tabs open in powerpoint, indicating she was not working simultaneously on the actual job.
On day two, she spent hours making a final slide, which comprised simply two line charts:
Outrageously, on day three, she spent time looking at Indian train schedules and did not refund the money when I asked:
Above all you should steer clear from this person. It should be noted too, that Elance has proven hapless at resolving this situation. Having spent over $100K on elance over the past three years, that they sided with her in dispute resolution speaks volumes for the way they investigate problems -- especially in light of all the documented evidence.
“The Client regularly demanded the money after his work was done and complete and regularly threatened me to return half of the money or my rating will be bad - I am attaching the screenshot of same.
I do not know how elance approves these types of clients to join their system. However they have this good system where they checked all the facts and have rejected the client claims.
Thanks Elance for checking the facts and favoring the truth
Here is my detailed reply
First of all..You did not reviewed the ppt on time and you are saying I provide the ppt late, please check the elance system and I have provided the file on time
Second you did not gave me chance to work on the ppt when I asked that I will do the edits as per your wish and that too without charging anything - The bottom line is that you could have given me a chance to work on the errors that you thought were there and may be the end product would have been what you wanted.
Third In some of the screen shots , I am reviewing your ppt that is why there are no changes in them. It takes time to review the file - I am working on the same ppt itself , that is why there are no tabs open. after our mutual discussion , you only authorized 24 hrs, if I planned to cheat on you,I COULD HAVE USED COMPLETE 24 HRS as authorized/
Fourth you have authorized the pay as auto pay and waited as per your need to dispute this job. Auto pay was done and after that you only disputed.
Regarding the changes that you said provided did not provided this - you did not intimated even once that all the errors where there, you just posted a screen shot of the file with font misaligned and when queried by me that are you opening in keynote there was no reply from you. This is a quote from you -" There are lots of small errors with " SMALL errors means that almost everything is upto mark and some Little changes are required.