When you agree to do a shop and then it is not assigned

I agreed to do a Movie shop that is 45 minutes away. Scheduler was desperate and offered a bonus. I told her through in gas money and I'll get it done, no problem. Her reply, "Will $15 do it?" I agreed to do it. This was to be done yesterday and a movie I wanted to see was playing. So come the day of shop, I am not getting a reply or seeing it in my job board. I'm emailing her and she is responding vague responses like, "Oh, let me check for you." Fast forward, today, I get an email, "My shopper flaked, and I am sooo desperate to get this done, I'll give you an extra bonus." I checked to see what was playing. My movies not playing and nothing good is showing. Well, sorry, cant do it. Should have picked the reliable shopper lady. Bye, Bye.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/31/2016 03:14AM by MScat.

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I'd prefer the, "I'm really busy spending time with my family, with New Years Eve and with all the drunk drivers, I'd need at least $100 bonus to do it," route.

I offered to do a route of shops a few months ago for a scheduler for $15 per location ($5 bonus up from $10) and was declined. Now he's paying me double that for a very big route because he couldn't get it filled.

Edit: A 2 day $1500 route :-)

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/31/2016 08:51PM by JohnieQ.
While I have them on the phone, I insist they send me something in writing to confirm, with the bonus in it. That way I have it in writing . It works well. I've spent too much time in situations like this one, or chasing down a bonus promised verbally.

Kona Kathie
I agreed to do a $50 last minute grocery shop at a very out of the way location for Trendsource. The scheduler told me I would be assigned ON SATURDAY (which the original email stated was the one day for the bonus). Then she comes back on the email a couple of days before I am to do the shop and says, "Oh no the fifty dollars was for ONLY FOR Saturday, I assigned it to somebody else, maybe you can do it another day." My question was, why did she assign it to someone else after I confirmed I would do it? My email states that I clearly confirmed the date and was ready to go. I called her on this in a polite way, and never got a response. If they think I'm driving 70 miles for a $14 shop, forget it!
@jake103 wrote:

I agreed to do a $50 last minute grocery shop at a very out of the way location for Trendsource. The scheduler told me I would be assigned ON SATURDAY (which the original email stated was the one day for the bonus). Then she comes back on the email a couple of days before I am to do the shop and says, "Oh no the fifty dollars was for ONLY FOR Saturday, I assigned it to somebody else, maybe you can do it another day." My question was, why did she assign it to someone else after I confirmed I would do it? My email states that I clearly confirmed the date and was ready to go. I called her on this in a polite way, and never got a response. If they think I'm driving 70 miles for a $14 shop, forget it!

YES!!! They have done this to me a couple times now too! They call, we agree to a time and price and then they pull it at the last minute. I shop in (supposedly) a hard to fill area and I'm about to just give up on them completely. It's so completely unprofessional!
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