A sitter applied, sending me a long text, charming, he has many positive reviews, he sounded the perfect guy. I gave him more information, but my 3 messages went unread for 12 hours
I confirmed the sit, but this sitter told me the following morning, he wanted to have a chat first. What I can understand, so many sitters on this forum ask a video (what I never ask when I have my sitter cap) .
He had read my messages at 9, gave me an appointment for a video at 11, as he wanted to walk the dog he was looking after first.
We talked 3/4 of an hour, and when I said I had looked at train schedules he stopped me. "Heh, I need to call 2 other persons, I will let you know tonight my answer.
i was really surprised, told him “you applied so I thought you wanted more details but may be you don’t want to do that sit, it’s better to tell me just now*”
He replied “no, but I want to talk to the other owners. will understand, if you find somebody else by tonight”
I really need a sitter but suddenly i had a bad impression, a kind of "rapport de forces (don’t know how to translate that) " I dislike.
I explained I did not want to send private invitations to sitters if I will have to decline them because he finally accepted to come, and I did not want to waste a whole day waiting for his final answer.
I was pretty sure it would be negative, “other wise, if you had felt enthousiastic, why not choose us, now and say NO to your other proposals ?”
“Don’t play this game with me” he told me. It’s my way to behave.
Why has he applied to several owners on the same day ? I think it’s pretty rude.
I’m a sitter too, I do understand sitters can apply to different owners but they can wait the HO answers, if there is no answer at all, they may feel free to contact others. But 3 the same day ?
Although I’m in panic (after a cancellation), I declined his application, I felt miserable. Cheated.
Yes I took it personnally. I may be wrong.