Do you ever want to tell editors to @&$€ off?

It never fails, This one company and shop always has an editor that comes back and wants more information. You know the narratives where they want you to repeat everything in the questions? Sometimes it is just ridiculous what they ask us to do. I did the narrative, thought I touched on every area, But of course I get an email that she wants more information. I think it's ridiculous that we have to write a story including the date and time that we walk into a store. I am not an author, I am a secret shopper that just wants to state the facts. Can't they see in the above information that I walked in at 10:30 on January 1, 2017? This is ridiculous. They don't pay us enough for us to sit down and write a story!

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I once had it were I kept being told they needed more information. I kept giving it to them until finally I told them I had no more information I could give them and if they weren't going to accept it that was ok with me. It was accepted and I have never accepted that type of shop again. I had only accepted it because it had a big bonus.
@MScat wrote:

Can't they see in the above information that I walked in at 10:30 on January 1, 2017? This is ridiculous. They don't pay us enough for us to sit down and write a story!
How hard is it to include the date and time that you entered the establishment in your narratives?
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In another thread started by another forum member, they admitted that they wrote the wrong time in their report. They did not report the shop's start time but the time on the purchase receipt instead. People make mistakes all the time. Having to state the date and time in your report AND in the narrative is just a check and balance system.

"In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns."
- The Godfather (1972)
What about when you get an email asking questions that were not in the instructions or in the original report? That's just wrong.
You aren't the consultant for the client. You are merely a shopper for the consultant. The consultant and / or client wants the reports written in a specific manner. Either do the work, soak in their comments and correct your work to their likings, or don't accept work from these MSC's altogether. Quite simple.

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Surprisingly enough, it is not always the shopper. It took several weeks for a shop I had performed to get edited and accepted. I suspect it was the same MSC as the OP. Because of their quirks, I had been through every question to make sure I answered the 'yes', 'no' and 'na' in the narrative. There were additional details because the shop did not evolve normally.

The editor did not send me any emails but I note today that the editor has scored the shop as an 8/10 with a bunch of blah blah blah about providing details. Because I KNOW they want details, the narratives were quite extensive to do just that. My reaction is that I got this editor's standard response and there is very little reason to work further with that company, even though they are on the phone almost every month begging because they have evidently alienated every other shopper in the area.
@Sybil2 wrote:

@MScat wrote:

Can't they see in the above information that I walked in at 10:30 on January 1, 2017? This is ridiculous. They don't pay us enough for us to sit down and write a story!
How hard is it to include the date and time that you entered the establishment in your narratives? If you are that lazy, mystery shopping may not be for you.

In another thread started by another forum member, they admitted that they wrote the wrong time in their report. They did not report the shop's start time but the time on the purchase receipt instead. People make mistakes all the time. Having to state the date and time in your report AND in the narrative is just a check and balance system.
Sybil, I'm not in the forums to be told I am lazy. The date and time are just one of the things she came back with. I am in the forums for support and to listen to other peoples experiences. Remarks like yours are rude and uncalled for. If you cant say anything nice, don't say anything at all..
@Flash wrote:

Surprisingly enough, it is not always the shopper. It took several weeks for a shop I had performed to get edited and accepted. I suspect it was the same MSC as the OP. Because of their quirks, I had been through every question to make sure I answered the 'yes', 'no' and 'na' in the narrative. There were additional details because the shop did not evolve normally.

The editor did not send me any emails but I note today that the editor has scored the shop as an 8/10 with a bunch of blah blah blah about providing details. Because I KNOW they want details, the narratives were quite extensive to do just that. My reaction is that I got this editor's standard response and there is very little reason to work further with that company, even though they are on the phone almost every month begging because they have evidently alienated every other shopper in the area.
Thank you for your support Flash, I don't know why some people on here are so rude!!
@MScat wrote:

Sybil, I'm not in the forums to be told I am lazy. The date and time are just one of the things she came back with. I am in the forums for support and to listen to other peoples experiences. Remarks like yours are rude and uncalled for. If you cant say anything nice, don't say anything at all..
I did NOT tell you that you were lazy. I said IF you are that lazy... There is a difference. You wrote, "The date and time are just one of the things she came back with." Wow, how many things did she have to come back with on your report?

Not everything in life and in mystery shopping is "nice."
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