To: Leah Busque, Founder/CEO
Tell Taskrabbit.com to switch back to a bidding/quick assign format
Taskrabbit.com and its app used to be an awesome platform for getting/hiring others to do a variety of tasks and for finding one-time jobs doing tasks for others...until the company changed its entire system last week, doing away with the bidding and posting of quick assignment tasks. This new format is unfavorable for workers and task posters, resulting in a complete halt of work and completion of tasks for the vast majority of workers and posters. Stop putting forth deceiving messages in the media regarding the popularity of this change, stop deleting comments from users of your taskers and posters, listen to your taskers and posters (without whom you would not have profited $38 million in 5 years), and change things back to the previous bidding/quick assignment format.
Why is this important?
In the past week, thousands of people have seen their income come to a complete halt or be significantly reduced by this change, a change forced on the workers without their input. The ability of workers to choose what jobs they accept and where and when they work embodied the brilliance and appeal of this employment platform, and that is all gone due to these changes.