As a sitter I always look at the owners’s feed backs made by the former sitters.
If a few sitters have not responded I really wonder why, if none has ever replied (only the dates of the sits appear, but it’s empty) then I don’t apply.
But still I don’t understand, an answer is always helpful for future sitters.
Did the owner forget to leave a feed back, so the sitter does not send a feed back himself, waiting for a feed back ( (s)he could ask for) ?
Is the sitter furious with a critic made by the owner on his profile and it’s a revenge ? although (s)he could have replied if (s)he disagrees…
Did the sitter find the house dirty, filthy, the location dull, the pets horrible, the task too heavy ? The owners not nice, treating him/her as a domestic ?
We never know. And we have no way to ask the mute sitter, which remains anonymous.
It would be fine if it was possible to ask the sitters the reasons of their silence (sending a private message like on FB, through Messenger)
It’s harder to ask the owner why previous sitters have not written any comment.
As an owner, I always leave a feed back on my sitter(s) but I never received any before my own feed back has been published.
Could THS behave like Airbnb : feedbacks can be read only once people have sent their own feedback to the other part…