@Woody when promoting you'll tell us which jobs you always want ahead of time with your preferences. When you were getting leads that you didn't want with promote did you try to narrow down your preferences, or is it a case where there weren't certain options in place for you to choose from in the preferences? When it comes to promoting, it's not meant to be a punishment to pros who aren't, but instead, it's meant to reward those who are for being more available to the customers that reach out to them.
I feel like it is time that the leadership team at TT joins these discussions to hear what is going on and, respond directly to these boards. I am sure the moderators are doing their best to try to respond to the users, but quite frankly, they are not to be blamed.. they are basically the messenger.
It is time for leadership to respond here and not through a canned PR video telling us how important the pros are. Perhaps they can host a Town Hall Meeting here???
That's a great idea!! True, Moderators aren't to be blamed, but they get our anger first hand. Perhaps they can pass it on to the higher ups to join in, Town Hall Meeeting? Or something to that effect.
@DJStevie Thank you. It will tell us a lot if they are willing to respond. These issue go to the very core of the lead generation model where, for it to be successful in the long run, BOTH the pros and the purchasing public must be happy with the service.
If they (the leadership) care, they will respond - its a basic fact of a good corporate culture. If they do not choose to respond, we can all draw our own conclusions about the model and the company and it is up to us whether to continue purchasing their services or not.
I really feel like the pros have been posting their complaints with good intentions, but it has become simply unfair for the moderators. Many of their responses are now basically 1-liners which seems to show a lot of frustration if I am reading between the lines correctly. The same issues are being hashed out over and over - its unfair to the moderators to have to give back the same (probably scripted) responses. These are young profesionals just trying to do their jobs. Its not fair to expect them to be able to champion the changes that are requested by the pros.
The issue is much bigger - It is time that these issues be escalated to leadership and that they respond to the pro's concerns.
Yes, I agree! I don't think that leadership will ever respond to us. Even though Marco is supposed to do a live Q&A on March 21, I'm more than 100% certain that many of our questions, concerns, etc will be deleted, edited or moved to other threads. Kind of like a pick and choose the safe questions to answer. I pray that isn't the case, because he needs to HEAR and have concrete answers for us.
i'm not understanding why do I have to pay a high fee just to tell someone i'm not avaliable? it's outrageous and unfair to the person asking for a recommendation. Now I not only look bad but it also makes the person think my company is unprofessional as well. I will nolonger use Thumbtack for my referral. and not only that I put my geographical area specifically and I keep getting all these request from areas that is far out!
@cm2 if you are receiving contacts that are for days and times that you're unavailable I strongly recommend using your pro calendar in your settings to block out when you unavailable. Once you've done that, any leads you get for days and times you're booked should show you the option to accept or decline.
I checked your account to see that you've set your travel area to certain cities in NW Indiana. If you've been charged for leads outside of that area since you set it please send me a direct message including the customer's name on the lead. Any other jobs you see outside of that area again will show the option to accept or decline.