If your HO decides to arrive home many hours earlier than scheduled without any notice. You complete your chores making them aware you have zoom calls booked within the hour and the hour thereafter. They suggest you go to the cafe on the High street to accommodate these calls.
Do you make sure before you start the sit of your schedule. In term’s of your requirements. In that you have scheduled calls etc up to a specific time on the given date of their return… Or you just leave it, screw up your work opportunities having sat, cleaned up, fed, walked and everything else we all love to do with pets. Although I think we all expect a bit of give & take. Maybe I am at fault for expecting this.
Especially when they are anticipating your return for future sits in the coming weeks.
How would you react, is it really necessary to have it in writing that you will leave at a specific hour of the day. I have no problem with this an perhaps it is my own fault for not clarifying this point beforehand.
However, it proved very costly and I would not want to repeat this experience. Or for anyone else to lose out on paid work due to being asked to leave many hours before scheduled.
Perhaps a clear written signed agreement before the sit may help. It appears very formal but I lost a significant potential client as a result and revenue. I would not want anyone else to experience this. Perhaps Trusted House Sitters can draft such an agreement covering both parties ?