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Can I send my Instawork Professional home early? Can I ask the Professional to stay later?
Can I send my Instawork Professional home early? Can I ask the Professional to stay later?

Adjusting the hours for a gig.

Written by Jacky
Updated over a week ago

To be respectful of Instawork Professionals' schedules, please schedule shift times as accurately as possible when you initially book your gig.

Asking a Professional to stay late

If needed, you can ask a Professional to stay later. If they're able to stay later than their scheduled shift, they will be paid until they clock out of the shift. Pros will continue to be paid the same hourly rate (except for W-2 shifts that may be subject to applicable overtime rules). You will be billed as usual.

We will automatically adjust the billing to reflect the time the Professional clocked out, so there's no need to reach out to our Support Team or your Account Manager.

Please note: Not all Professionals will have the flexibility to stay later than anticipated. If the Instawork Professional is unable to stay later than the original gig schedule, that should NOT be reflected on that Instawork Professional's ratings!

Sending a Professional home early

You can also send a Professional home early if the Professional has completed all tasks. The time the Professional clocks out will be reflected in your billing. You can also adjust your Professional's clock-out time in the dashboard.

Professionals make sacrifices to work your shifts. To compensate the Pro for their time and effort, there's a minimum 4-hour charge for a shift. If the original shift block is fewer than 4 hours long, they will be paid the entire shift length.

Check here for information on when an Instawork Professional is late to the gig.


My Instawork Professional was late to the shift. Am I charged for the time they are not there?

You will only be charged once a Professional clocks in and begins working at your location.

Check here for more information on when a Pro is late to a shift.

I sent an Instawork Professional home early for inappropriate behavior. What should I do?

Please reach out to our Support Team to resolve the issue.

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