When a user is looking to pick up an extra shift, they can apply to cover Open Shifts in the Marketplace. Once they apply, Admins will need to approve or deny the application.
Users can view and browse Open Shifts in the calendar within the Marketplace macro view in an effort to find additional work opportunities that they may want to pick up. Open Shifts are identified in the feed with a blue shift type stripe.
When users tap on an Open Shift, they will access the Shift Details information. In the background view, this will display the Job Title of the shift, the start time and end time, the quantity of Open Shifts available, and the quantity of users that have applied to cover. Users can tap on the map icon to get directions to the shift. Users can also view Shift Comments.
This is how users communicate about shifts directly on shift cards. The first post in this section is the initial shift description. To continue the conversation, a user can tap on Shift Comments and they will be taken into a threaded comment page where they can respond. All group members who had visibility to the initial shift post will have visibility to the comments in this section.
Users can ask questions about their qualifications, shift specifics, or any information they need answered to help them determine if this is the right shift to cover. Once a user applies for the shift or adds a comment in this section, they become a Shift Post follower and will receive all notifications related to the shift and comments that follow.
When a user is ready to cover a shift, they tap on the green Apply to Cover button that appears at the bottom of the application card. The application card is the foreground section that sits on top of the shift details background. In this area, users can see their profile avatar, job title, and shift status. They will see their current scheduled hours for the week, the duration of the shift, and the new total number of hours that will be scheduled for the week if the application is approved.
Users can swipe up on the application card to view the ‘Schedule Analysis’ section. This displays the user’s previous shift, the shift being applied for, and the next scheduled shift. It helps identify conflicts such as overlap or having enough time between shifts.
After a user applies to cover a shift, a chat bubble icon will appear at the top right of the application card. This is how a user accesses the Application Comments section. This opens a private multi-user comment section where the participants in the thread are the post owner, the post applicant, and site admins. Application Comments are a place where private conversations can take place such as reviewing personal qualifications for a shift, or specific reasons why a team member was approved or denied.
Shift Comments are used for sending larger public messages to all users who have shift visibility, while Application Comments are used for application-specific conversations with the applicable parties.