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    Appointment Calendar Staff Scheduling

    I am new to the Appointment Calendar feature but I added it to my site which is a hair salon and it was easy to setup but I am puzzled by the Staff Scheduling piece.  When I add a new staff member and turn off the "works same schedule as business hours" button it allows me to choose the days and hours that staff member will work but it doesn't allow me to do any customization of schedule.  If I put that staff member works Friday 9-5 it automatically makes them available for every Friday 9-5 for that week as well as EVERY future Friday.  Surely I am not the only one who has staff working different days and times each week, am I missing something?  Seems like a pretty basic function, I am not sure who would be able to use this app if it only allows staff to have the exact same schedule every week but I don't see any other options.  Hope I am just missing something...please help!  Thanks, 

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    @Rod423 

     

    You aren't missing anything. 😉  The appointment scheduler is very basic and what you are looking to do is a bit more complex than an out of the box appointment app.  

     

    When I run into this type of scenario, I look at what is available and if there is a way I can make work by using it a bit differently than it may appear on the surface.

     

    So as a work around, you could try setting up each staff's schedule as a "Repeating Class".  This way you can designate their specific availability by date and time.   Would that work?

     

    If not, you may want to consider a platform or service that better fits your needs.   HTH! 😉

     

    Judith
    "Broken crayons still color." Anon

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    Super User I

    @Rod423 

     

    You aren't missing anything. 😉  The appointment scheduler is very basic and what you are looking to do is a bit more complex than an out of the box appointment app.  

     

    When I run into this type of scenario, I look at what is available and if there is a way I can make work by using it a bit differently than it may appear on the surface.

     

    So as a work around, you could try setting up each staff's schedule as a "Repeating Class".  This way you can designate their specific availability by date and time.   Would that work?

     

    If not, you may want to consider a platform or service that better fits your needs.   HTH! 😉

     

    Judith
    "Broken crayons still color." Anon

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    I also have this same issue, it seems like it would be a need that many would have as well. While I like the appointment center function I want to be able to schedule days off, holidays, vacation time for staff that may or may not be the same as business hours. Our studio is closed a week at Thanksgiving and Christmas but I have no way of preventing our customers from booking those days. Please let us know when this is fixed.

    Hello,

     

    Thank you for reaching out. You are all correct that currently, you cannot set different weekly schedules by staff. Depending on your situation, @Muse's workaround, to set up as recurring classes/events, may work. I have noted this feedback down, and will use it for prioritization. In @MudHen's case where you need to block off days due to holiday, you can do this through the "day" view on the Calendar page. There's an option to "block time".

    We appreciate you being GoDaddy customers and please keep the feedback coming.

     

    Thank you!

     

    I also need this feature. How can I let customers book times with staff if it only let's me use one staff's day and hours? That's crazy! Think about all the small companies that need this. One individual using this is probably far and few.. This should be a big priority for GoDaddy and I know it wouldn't be that difficult to add. 

    Hello kbw,

     

    Thank you for reaching out. As I've previously mentioned, it is correct that you cannot set different weekly schedules by staff. Depending on your situation, one work around may work: set up as recurring classes/events.

    We always appreciate hearing feedback from our customers, so thank you!