Giving Up a Shift (to allow someone else to pick up the shift)

You can Give Up shifts that have been assigned to you by your management team. For example, you may give up a shift on a Thursday night if you have a conflicting event (such as an exam, a birthday party, a concert, etc…), but were unable to request the time off. Alternatively, you may be able to find another staff member to pick up extra work hours.

Once you give up a shift, it is placed on the Shift Swap board, and other qualified staff members (coworkers) can review the shift swap board to try and pick up extra shifts that staff members do not want.

Please note: You are responsible for all scheduled work shifts unless otherwise notified by TimeForge or your management team. You are responsible for all shifts that have been given up, until notified that another employee has successfully picked up the shift.

Get to the Today Tab

From the “Today” Tab, you can view your upcoming shifts and determine whether or not you need to “Give Up“.

Review Upcoming Work Schedules

Your upcoming work schedules are displayed in an easy to read format, and include today’s scheduled shifts as well as any upcoming shifts that your managers have posted. Each shift includes the start and end times, as well as the position (and section) you are supposed to work.

Click on Give Up for the shift that you want to give up.

Give Up the Scheduled Shift

On the Give Up Shift screen, review that the shift information is correct, and you can also enter a brief message which will be shown to other staff members and managers before they Pick Up the shift or before management approves the shift.

When you are ready to proceed, click on Give Up.

Shift Swap is Pending

Once the shift is given up, the shift will be shown as “Pending” and you can pick it back up on the Upcoming Schedules page.

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