Calendar

As a sitter, I wish I had more control over my calendar. As it stands now, unless I’m mistaken, our calendar only shows when we are busy due to committed sits in the future. Those days are automatically blocked off, as they should be. But, what if I don’t want to sit over holidays, what if I’m busy a certain day or days, or traveling for pleasure, just anything that makes me unavailable. I would like to have the option to go in and modify my calendar and put in unavailable dates that aren’t necessarily sits through TrustedHousesitters. Does anyone else feel the same? Is there a way to do this that I just don’t know about? Thanks for your feedback!

You can modify dates in your dashboard. scroll down to your profile and then click “manage availability”. It’s not as easy as it could be to correct the dates, but it is possible.

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Unless you have actively marked yourself available, the default is unavailable, however at first glance this is not obvious to many sitters or owners.

Thanks, I forgot about the manage availability, but I wish it would let us block out dates when we are not available rather than have to put in all the dates that we are available. It seems backwards and cumbersome to have to enter all the dates that we are available and just leave out the dates that we are not available. It seems like it would be better if we could just block off some dates that we are not available, for whatever reason. It would save some homeowners the time of inviting us to sits if they know we are unavailable. The way it’s set up now is just too cumbersome for me to deal with. Anyone on here from THS that can weigh in on this?

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Blocking unavailable dates is definitely cumbersome, and one of many improvements that could be made to the TH interface. I’m new to the site, but not to online browsing/researching. The TH site is very clunky and user-unfriendly, especially considering that membership is higher than other sitting sites.

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Hello and welcome. There has been a lengthy discussion about the Availability Calendar. Staff members @Angela-CommunityManager and @Ben-Product then share this feedback with those who work on improving the site.

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Hi @ElaineInDallas thank you for your feedback and suggestions.

As @Snowbird says our members have discussed the calendar and other aspects of the site’s functionality at length all of which is invaluable for the Product & UX teams when prioritising work flow to improve user experience.

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@sledgejoyce agree…easier for most people unless they are full-time sitters, to list when not available …I have’nt really seen a good method for this on other sitter sites either.