Sitters who repeatedly cancel sits?

When you had tickets and everything?

Did they give a reason? Did you think it was justified?

Sorry to hear about this last minute cancellation by a HO @Wildcolonialgirl . Whatever the reason, I imagine that it is very disappointing and likely stressful situation for you.

I hope you are able to find a replacement sit, if that is what you are looking for, or are covered by the insurance (that comes with Premium membership) for alternative accommodation.

If the reason given was not an extraordinary or unavoidable circumstance - then you can report the HO to THS for breaking the code of conduct as THS will not be aware of the reason unless informed.

It was a good reason, but it is stressful with only 2 days to find something else for the next 2 weeks.


Hi @Wildcolonialgirl I am very sorry to hear that and as @Silversitters mentioned, I sincerely hope that you will be able to find a replacement sit or are covered by the insurance with the Premium membership. Fingers crossed for you :crossed_fingers:t2:

Congratulations @Wildcolonialgirl on finding a replacement sit so quickly . As sitters we do have to be adaptable and resourceful when we get a curveball thrown our way . I’m sure the hosts at the replacement sit must be very grateful too for you coming at the last minute.

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Congratulations @Wildcolonialgirl :clap:t2:

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Yes, things happen but you have to keep a positive attitude and it all works out


And now a second cancellation! A good reason as the pet has died, but I’m worried as things go in 3s :flushed:

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Sorry to hear that @Wildcolonialgirl but hopefully it will be 3rd time lucky for you :four_leaf_clover:

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A simple way to put an end to this problem is for THS to implement and enforce one new rule. If a confirmed sitter cancels their commitment, they would be banned from accepting a new sit for that timeframe. This would put an end to sitters who continue to look for a better gig but would not affect those who have a legitimate reason to cancel. If the sitter is ill or has a family emergency, they wouldn’t be able to take a new sit anyway but if they bail in order to get something better, they would be out of luck. Just knowing this is the rule would prevent the chronic cancelations.


I’d previously made such a suggestion and this was the response on behalf of THS:

I have not cancelled a sit and dread the time I may have to, through a serious reason such as accident or grave illness.

I had a sit cancelled due to the HO’s son usually living abroad, wanting to stay at the house unexpectedly. A shock but I had a few HOs on a waiting list that I had had to turn down (unsolicited but welcome invites) so had a replacement one confirmed in 2 mins. Not all HSs are in that position.

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