How do I set my availability? (Desktop)

Modified on Fri, 22 Dec 2023 at 02:29 PM

Whether you do the school run every morning or have a standing arrangement to take your father to the doctors on a Tuesday afternoon it's worth making sure that your boss doesn't accidentally schedule you to work. Fortunately, we have just the solution.


  1. Head over to the schedule page by clicking on the 'Schedule' calendar icon on the left of your screen.
  2. Click the 'Add Time Off' button in the top right of the screen and select 'Add Unavailability'.
  3. Choose whether your unavailability is a one-off or if it'll repeat on a regular basis.
    1. If the unavailability will recur you'll need to choose when the unavailability repeats from and until and which days it recurs on. (This is handy if you're unavailable on Tuesdays and Thursdays every week, or every Monday during the school holidays.)
    2. If the unavailability is a one-off you'll need to choose which dates it runs from and until. (This is handy if you're unavailable from Wednesday to Thursday on a particular week.)
  4. Choose whether you'll be unavailable for the entire day or just part of it.
  5. Add any relevant comments about the unavailability.
  6. Click 'Add Unavailability' to save. The schedule will update to show you as unavailable for the set days or times, and you will not be suggested for any shifts during that period.

If you're looking to take some time off rather than just not being able to work shifts at particular times then you might want to look at booking leave instead.

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To view the Mobile version see How do I set my availability? (Mobile)

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