Now, with the changes, I have no clue what the kinds of jobs are available. I am certainly not getting hired for anything? I think Taskrabbit may have gotten too big and wanted to automate their system better. However, in my opinion they isolate the users from each and have made the experience much worse.
I loved reading what jobs were available on the old version. I was always learning about new programs that people were playing with and needed further help on. It was just as educational as it was profitable. Now, Taskrabbit leaves us all in the dark. They virtually eliminated the human side of interaction. Granted, general text messaging can’t beat face to face conversation, unfortunately, Taskrabbit took a step back from conversational tones.
Taskrabbit worked best on a smaller level, but in their efforts to expand their business, they fell far short. I supposed when a business wants to outgrow its niche market, they have to give up some open-ended parts of it’s business. It’s sort of like comparing a small hobby shop to Walmart.
With a hobby shop, the customer can negotiate the price a little bit. They can offer less than the asking price and the manager can consider their offering. But, when the store is the size of Walmart, the prices become more standardized and much less negotiable. There is a strong sense of authority and powerlessness with the Walmart prices. The experience becomes much less personable because the faces you see at Walmart are just people who tidy it up. They can’t talk about price with you, because they are just as detached from the Walmart system as the regular shopper.
Taskrabbit is working to detach from all the dealings and hagglings that are involved in negotiating. They want to forcibly set an arbitrary standard for everyone to follow. Perhaps, they received too many complaints from people and felt like this was the best decision to make for most people to be happy about it. They know that they can’t make everyone happy. I, for one, am not happy. Thank you