I’m concerned because if I’m going to be paying for something, I like to have more control. I don’t have much faith in the new system, since there were still kinks in the old that needed to be worked out. For instance, Thumbtack still sends me requests that are outside of the parameters I’ve set in my account. I only have test prep, math, & reading/writing marked in my preferences, yet I receive requests for science, computer, Spanish, etc. The 1st request I received when I was automatically listed (which was done automatically without my permission) was from someone over twice as far as she said in her request that she was willing to travel, & she wasn’t open to the tutor traveling to her or online tutoring. I wouldn’t have & didn’t bid on it, & I don’t want to pay for mismatched requests like that. If it is clearly stated in the request that the client will only drive up to 25 miles, & the professional is clearly farther away than that, no request should be sent, & no money spent. Only professionals who accurately match the clients’ requests entirely should show up, especially if professionals will be charged when I potential client contacts the professional.
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