Your 1st Shift Checklist

Important information for a successful first shift

Written by Jacky
Updated over a week ago

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Before your shift starts: 

  • Check the shift location and make sure you have reliable transportation

  • Check the shift instructions and make sure you have the proper attire and tools

  • Familiarize yourself with Instawork’s policy for cancellations, no-shows, etc.

  • Confirm your shift 24 to 16 hours before the start time - we will send you an SMS message to remind you.

When you arrive at your shift: 

  • Arrive 10-15 min early and make sure you’re in the right location

  • Look for your shift contact and introduce yourself

  • Take time to change and get ready for the shift

  • Start the shift on the app

  • No cell phones

  • Work fast and get your job done

  • Be nice to your co-workers and make connections - you may work together again soon

  • Find other ways to help 

Once your shift has ended: 

  • Communicate with the onsite contact when you’re leaving

  • If you’re asked to stay longer, it’s ok to do it and you will get paid for the extra time

  • Check out from your shift in the app when you're finished working

  • Ask the onsite contact to leave a review for you on Instawork!

When your shift is over: 

  • Review your hours in the app and make sure they’re correct

  • Leave a review for the Instawork partner in the app

  • Contact us in the app if you have any issues

  • You’ll get paid the week after your shift for 1099 and W2 shifts and a few hours after you've finished working if you qualify for Instapay.

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