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How do I sign up?
Do I need experience to use Stint?
You don’t need any experience to create a Stint account. Most of the Stinters on our platform have never done any hospitality work before – the whole concept of Stint is that anyone can come into a business and help for a few hours. As long as you work hard and have a good attitude, you’ll smash it.
Do I need a CV?
No, you don’t need a CV to sign up with Stint.
Will I have an interview?
No. All you have to do is join a Zoom call and show your Right to Work documents so we can verify them – this process takes around 10 minutes. We have sessions running all day and you can take the call anywhere you want, as long as you have a good wifi connection!
How Stint works?
When do I work?
The incredible thing about Stint is that you can work literally whenever you want. You decide the shifts you want, and ignore the ones you don’t.
Are there minimum hours?
One of the great things about Stint is there are no minimum hours per week or per month that you need to fulfil. If you’re busy with other stuff, no worries.
Can I pause my Stints?
You can pause your Stints anytime. Just start Stinting again when you’re ready, even if you come back from a three-month summer holiday or a year abroad.
What's availability and how does it work?
In order to be matched with Stints, you need to let us know when you want to work by entering your availability. Once we know you are free, our algorithm starts looking for Stints to match you with.
Generally, the broader your availability is, the more likely that you will be matched to a Stint. Most of our Stints are in the hospitality industry, and therefore take place around peak lunch and dinner times.
Can I work at another place whilst using Stint?
One of the benefits of working with Stint is that you can work for another company as well as Stint.
Do I need a uniform?
The good news is you don’t need a Stint uniform – just some basic clothes that you probably already own, like a a plain black t-shirt, trousers, that kind of thing.
However, individual Stints may have a slightly different dress code, so please check the app beforehand. If you show up in the wrong clothes, the business could send you home.
What will I be doing?
What will I be doing on Stints?
You’ll be doing work that’s basic but vital to the business, like clearing tables, polishing cutlery, and refilling water jugs. We work with our businesses to ensure that the role descriptions and the tasks you see on the app are as clear as possible.
What sort of tasks?
You’ll have a set of tasks that are basic but vital to the running of the business. Examples of some of the most common tasks are:
- Polishing glasses
- Polishing cutlery
- Refilling tap water
- Clearing tables
- Setting tables
- Loading and unloading the dishwasher
- Sweeping the floor
What types of businesses will I work with through Stint?
The majority of businesses on the Stint platform are in the hospitality industry and retail. So think bars, restaurants, hotels, cafes and clothing stores.
How long are Stints?
Some Stints can be as short as two hours — helping a business in their lunchtime rush — while others can be up to eight hours long (these are usually on weekends and evenings).
We tend to have Stints from as early as 7am, while some Stints stretch later into the night, particularly if you are working in a club, bar or restaurant.
When and how do I get paid?
You will be paid for your Stint the week after it takes place, on Friday. This means if you work between Monday to Sunday, you will be paid the Friday of the following week, not the current week.
Can I take tips?
Many of our Stinters receive tips, which is completely fine. If in doubt, ask the manager about the business’ tip culture at the start of the Stint. If the business says it is fine to take, you are more than welcome to do so, it means that you have been doing a good job!
How can I see the reviews businesses have given to me?
You can see your reviews on your profile on the app. In order to see your profile, click your name under your profile photo on the side menu. Scroll to the bottom of your profile and you will be able to see your reviews. You will also be notified of new reviews via push notification.
How do I review my Stint?
Watch our video on how to review a Stint. The reviews you give to businesses are anonymous, meaning the business won’t be able to see your name. Other Stinters on the platform will be able to see your first name, stars & comment that you leave.
Remember, your work and feedback helps build a more positive experience for other Stinters!