I have recently made a trial change to my online booking system. I have tried to keep as much of an open schedule as possible to help make it as easy as possible to find an open spot.
My schedule is fairly full and I need to better stagger my appointments on Saturday and Sunday. With automatic approval of appointments, I am getting too many 12 hour days on weekends.
Moving forward, when you book online, you will get a notice that your appointment will need to be approved. Generally, in most cases, I will approve the appointment. However, I need a method that gives you the flexibility to find a slot that works for you and allows me to prevent overscheduling a day where I do not have time for breaks or resting between appointments.
This may turn out to be a temporary change if I find it causes to much confusion. I would rather not take entire chunks of time out of my schedule because that doesn't always fit your schedule.
So please bear with me as I try this new approach and feel free to let me know how this works out for you.