Unemployed Professors is an academic writing company founded in 2011. With a bold graphic-filled website, they did not instill a sense of reliability in me from the start. While the company tries to speak my language, it takes things too far at times. The name itself causes enough questions. Why would professors be unemployed? Were they fired, or did they become disappointed in the education system? Do I really want an underdog who could not get a job as a college professor to write my papers? The lack of contact information (address and phone number) is also suspicious.
UnemployedProfessors can write or edit any academic paper, from admission essays to theses and beyond. I was most interested in their writers’ pages. Each has a profile, though only the TOP-25 are outstanding with hundreds of completed projects and near-perfect ratings. The deeper down the list I went, the less information the writers’ profiles had. Some host only an avatar and a username, others have reviews, order statistics, and education and employment history.
Unemployedprofessors.com prices are a mystery. There were no mentions of the rates anywhere on the website, and even when I placed the order, I did not see how much money I would have to pay. The bidding system might bring the price down or ratchet it up with no rhyme or reason. There was a box for an Unemployed Professor promo code, but I found no discount offers, so I had to pay the full price. My 3-page-long college essay cost $45 on a 5-day deadline.
To the question of “Is Unemployed Professors legit?” Reddit had no answer, despite the link posted on the homepage. Moreover, I could not find a single UnemployedProfessors review on Trustpilot and SiteJabber. While testimonials on their website are mostly positive, they are suspiciously dated the last two days with no way to browse earlier reviews.
On Sunday morning, I remembered about the paper due by the end of the week and I could not get in touch with UnemployedProfessors support team. There were no agents online and they suggested I leave a message. The Contact Us page did not help me either, as there was no phone number, only a crude message form. Is Unemployed Professors real? Upon seeing the lack of contact info, I started doubting it.
To check whether unemployedprofessors.com is a reliable writing company, I paid attention to the Terms and Conditions. I was shocked to learn their essays come without a guarantee and are, therefore, non-refundable. The company will not pay your money back even if you locate errors or plagiarism. The money you deposit to your account is not refundable either, you have to spend it on their services. The company’s position on refunds put me on edge, especially as it was hidden within the fine print of the Terms of Service few customers ever read.
I had to register an account to see the price. The order form confused me a little, as there were two prices at the bottom. Once I read the fine print, I realized these were additional features costs. After providing the standard information, including the paper topic, the number of pages, and the deadline, I still had no idea how much money I would have to pay. I had to submit the order and wait for the bidding to begin before I finally saw the numbers. I would have preferred to see the price change as I play around with order parameters. Overall, the bidding stage was a massive waste of time.
UnemployedProfessors is not a scam, as they delivered the paper I purchased. However, I don’t believe it was written by an academic. There were many mistakes and redundancies, the reasoning was convoluted, and the sources were not the most reliable ones. The company suggested a revision, but I was out of time and chose to edit the paper on my own.
When placing the order, I noticed only two additional features. For $12, I could get VIP support with a 24/7 supervisor. Considering the lack of round-the-clock support, it can be a valuable addition. For $18, I could get UnemployedProfessors to supply a plagiarism report. However, I was confused by the claim that up to 25% of plagiarism is considered acceptable in short papers and works with multiple references. I wonder how much plagiarism they can slip by if you do not add a plag report to the order.
I don’t think unemployedprofessors.com is a scam, but I won’t be coming back. While fun on the outside, the company relies on policies that are out to get your money without a chance of a refund.
To use this service or not is up to you. I just hope I was helpful for you one more time.