The jobs I have booked through GigSalad have all been great. I like GigSalad because you can set your own rate, and negotiate before sending a quote. You're really working for yourself. What people need to remember is GigSalad is a PLATFORM, they are not the event police, and there is a certain amount of risk involved always when you have to rely on people. My suggestion for anyone using GigSalad, whether you are hiring or being hired is, make sure to have a phone conversation/interview with the other party and verbally agree to all the details. If you book someone months in advance, make sure you are following up leading up to the event. If you are totally professional on both sides, events can turn out great. Just remember that you are dealing with PEOPLE, and the rest isn't GigSalad's fault.