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Is it possible to make availability differ day to day?

asked 2016-06-02 13:41:54 -0500

For example if I am working on Monday, and only available certain hours, but free all day Tuesday. Is there a way to do that or is time setting all across the board?

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answered 2016-06-02 13:48:18 -0500

You can modify your availability day by day on your Rover calendar; however, you cannot modify hour by hour. You CAN, however, set "off hours" when messages and texts won't be delivered to you, and any message received between those hours will not count against your response time.

The best bet is to be very clear at the top of your Rover profile that you have certain hours on certain days, so people who actually read your profile (never a guarantee) understand your limitations.

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answered 2016-06-02 14:49:39 -0500

Be aware: it appears setting your availability for a day will not prevent others from requesting services from you on that day. It's more of a suggestion than a rule(?). I signed up before I was ready board. I set every day in June to unavailable, but have received 3-5 requests.

It also seems to count against my response time. In one case I received a text message from Rover reminding me that I hadn't replied within the hour, and I needed to improve. (In my case, I think I should set myself "away" instead of setting individual days to unavailable. But, I had 1-2 requests I accepted and didn't want to give the appearance to those folks that something was wrong.).

I think they intend "away" to signify you're not participating at the moment. Daily availability is "negotiable?" That wasn't clear to me when I started using it.

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