I don't know how best to describe it, but I do work where I go to various (public and retail) locations and promote various products. I find work through a few different agencies that usually don't place me in the same location for more than a few days in a row
Suddenly I got a few longer term offers for the length of 1 month or more. As such I need to cancel some of shifts I had already said I would do with other agencies. I don't like doing this but right now money is important for me as I'm trying to pay off student loans.
How do I best phrase this in an email?
Regarding job x at location y on date z, I'm very sorry but I've become double booked and will no longer be able to attend. If at all helpful, I have contacts that can cover my shift.
A large part of which one's I decided to keep and which one's I cancel on, is based on pay. Should I mention this or not (some did pay bellow standard)?
I would like to keep on good terms with the agencies as possible as I would like to find work with them in the future.
I got two longer term offers from 2 different agencies. Coincidentally the second starts on the same week as the first one ends. So I have to miss a couple shifts if I were to do both. How can I phrase this email asking if this is possible or if they need someone who can do 100% of the shifts?
Due to a resent change in my schedule, I was wondering if it's possible someone else can do the shifts for event x on day y and z? Unfortunately I've become double booked. Please let me know before changing > anything and I'll reply back.
Last sentence is important as some of these agencies are quick to jump the gun and I don't want both of them to cancel shifts and be left without any work on these days. Does this email convey the point correctly?
I don't want to say this is contract work as I never signed a contract. As such, it is legal what I'm doing, but again I do feel bad about cancelling on them.