"While I made a mistake in how I phrased a task and I take full responsibility for that and apologized, I was already having some issues with Abdul.
He did some research and didn't find me what I needed and when I gave the task to someone else, they found it.
There were also some instances when I didn't understand his English.
It just wasn't a good fit."
"It is very disheartening to see such feedback from Michelle. I'm happy that at least she was honest in some of her ratings and mentioned that she didn't communicate her instructions well and clearly.
I regularly checked if she had any tasks she wanted to get done, and on many occasions, she replied negatively.
The total number of tasks I executed for her during the contract period were around four to five. Yet, I didn't use the Upwork timer whenever I was working because she preferred using the bonus method to pay. However, she had a specified maximum time for each task, which I didn't mind. However, that meant I forsook minutes or hours beyond her specified time whenever I worked beyond such time.
For every task I did, I communicated clearly with her and gave her feedback on them. If I couldn't find anything similar to what she requested based on the guidelines she gave, I let her know about it. Never did she complain or say anything. If she was not pleased with the job or she wanted something better, she could have mentioned it then, immediately. Now, she makes it seems as if I did not execute the task she gave or was not able to do so. Gratefully, she also said I did some research but didn't find what she needed.
Communication is vital to working successfully with anyone. It disturbs me that she also says she didn't understand my English, and yet, she did not mention anything while we were working together. If that was so, why didn't she mention it? Because for me to get her requests done successfully, we both need to understand each other. Never did she mention anything of such to me, even though all our discussions were chat-based. It is this same English I'm using here, that I used all the while working with her. So I don't understand what she is referring to.
I was trying to work in the best possible manner, yet she terminated the contact abruptly and then accused me of not working well. That's really not fair."