Our goal is to create economic opportunities for both our Professionals and our Partners. We can accomplish this by being accountable, and employing empathy, trust and candor.

When we cancel last minute, don't show up, or arrive late, we might lose opportunities for both Partners and Professionals. It is important that we be mindful and aware of how our actions have an impact on the people around us. 

To hold ourselves accountable, below are some guidelines you should consider when planning your gig schedules.

Arriving late to a gig

  • Clocking in more than 15 minutes late qualifies as a major tardy. More than one major tardy within 30 days will result in a 14 day account suspension (unable to book new gigs)
  • You will not be paid until you officially clock in and start your shift
  • Clocking in before you start work can be seen as dishonest which can lead to low ratings and being blacklisted from future opportunities with that business
  • Traffic/weather is not a valid excuse as to why you're running late so please plan ahead accordingly

Cancellations more than 24 hours before a gig

  • Increases cancellation rate
  • Current gigs remain on your account 
  • New gig booking still available
  • Makes you ineligible to earn Instawork Gold for the coming month (see FAQ)

Frequent cancellations

  • More than 2 cancellations (outside of 24 hour window) within 30 days will result in a 14 day account suspension (unable to book new gigs)
  • Current gigs remain on your account
  • Continuous frequent cancellations may result in permanent account deactivation

Cancellations within 24 hours of a gig

  • Increases cancellation rate
  • Suspension until further review
  • New gig booking unavailable 
  • Current gigs remain on your account 
  • More than 1 under 24 hour cancel may result in permanent deactivation
  • Emergency (see FAQ)

No 24 hour confirmation (auto-cancel) within 12 hours in the app

  • Counts as an under 24 hour cancel
  • Increases cancellation rate
  • 14 day account suspension
  • New gig booking unavailable
  • More than 1 missed confirmation may result in permanent account deactivation

No-show to a gig

  • Removal from all upcoming gigs
  • Permanent account deactivation

Additional Notes:

  • If you can't make a gig, cancel it immediately. Waiting until the last minute can risk your account being blacklisted from the company, account suspension, or account deactivation.
  • Do not reach out to the Partner to cancel the gig. In doing so, you risk the penalties listed above. Cancel in the app.

Submitting an appeal
If you’d like to appeal a suspension or deactivation, please submit an appeal by navigating to the "Gigs" tab in the app and tapping into "View details" of the gig that had resulted in account change. Provide your reasoning and attach relevant documentation as evidence (e.g. doctor's note, proof of car repair, jury summons). Please allow a couple of weeks for us to review and respond to your appeal.

As much as we try to avoid incidents we've included here, Instawork does reserve the right to deactivate accounts if our quality standards are not being met.

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