I do have to give respect to Thumbtack because at first, this was a site that I know personally has helped small business pros get up and going. I have, since posting this topic, spoken with Techs/Op Managers who work for the larger companies. They say that hire and pay people to work the jobs they bid on because losing the money will not really hurt their bottom line in the short term and long term it puts small businesses and start-ups out of business because they cannot be profitable. Thumbtack is giving the "Big Guys" a neat and easy way to slowly (or quickly) put us in a tight spot. Please support us... we will keep making you money if we make money. If we go out of business the "Big Guys" won't need to bid here anymore. We can help each other grow!!!
@cranichik I'm sorry you feel that way. We are listening and are doing what we can by submitting your guys' feedback. We can take negativity, but it does need to remain constructive. We have Community Guidelines set in place and if a post goes against them, it will be removed or edited. We want The Community to be a place for pros to converse with each other and share their ideas and yes, we want to hear your feedback on what's not working for you. Please know I'm happy to help whenever you need it.
If you are honestly listening to your customers, then dont close your ears and expect a relationship.
If I quoted to 10 different people and those quotes cost 50$ per quote...I'm 500$ out ...and I might get one job or of that. Ok maybe 2 jobs. You do the math
We are making a living out of this ladies and gents...not getting super rich... I know who's trying hard to do so...
If no resolutions are available by end of the month...I'm out too period