We understand that there might be times when you can't come to a job you’ve been hired for. At the same time, we need to protect companies from last-minute cancellations and no-shows. This is why we have a strike system that allows you to cancel jobs without penalties within a reasonable timeframe.

How the strike system works:

You will get more strikes the closer you cancel to the start time. After your third strike, we will suspend your account.

Reasons why we have to suspend your account in line with our policies:

  • We will suspend your account when you get three strikes

  • We will suspend your account if you do a no-show (you don't cancel your shift and don’t turn up to work)

  • We will suspend your account whilst investigating allegations of gross misconduct. If we have evidence supporting such allegations, we will have to suspend your account indefinitely.

In summary:

  • If you cancel a job before you’re hired, we won’t penalise you.

  • If you cancel a job after you’ve been hired, you need to give us more than 3 days' notice to avoid getting strikes.

  • If you cancel with less than 3 days' notice, we will add strikes to your account. You'll get more strikes the closer you cancel to the start time. We do this to prevent late cancellations that don't give us or our customers enough time to find a replacement.

  • If you get 3 strikes, we will suspend your account. If you don’t show up for work, we’ll suspend your account immediately.

  • We will also suspend your account while we investigate accusations of gross misconduct.


Cancel a job

  1. Open the Coople Jobs App

  2. Tap on My jobs (briefcase icon)

  3. Select the relevant job

  4. Tap on I can’t attend

  5. Select one or all shifts

  6. Review whether you will get any strikes

  7. Tap Proceed if you’re sure you want to cancel


Check your strikes

  1. Open the Coople Jobs App

  2. Tap on Profile

  3. Tap on Settings at the top right of the screen

  4. Tap on Strike Overview

From here you can view your progress to get strikes removed or launch an appeal if you think there are reasons why we should reconsider our decision.


Work 8 shifts in a row to get a strike removed

You can still apply for jobs if you have less than 3 strikes. We will remove one of them when you work 8 shifts in a row, without being late.

No longer interested in a job you applied for? Withdraw your application

If you are no longer interested in a job you have applied for, or you have other commitments on the day your job starts, make sure you withdraw your application. Otherwise, you risk getting strikes on your account or being suspended if the company hires you.

Start an appeal if you think we need to consider your case

You have five days to launch an appeal from the moment you receive a strike or have your account cancelled. Learn how you can launch an appeal if you think we need to take special circumstances into consideration.

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