A friend of mine actually did demos for people who hired her as a substitute for them.
Before and after photos are no problem for me. Using an app that you start when you enter the store and take your photos and report in store is. I would much rather enter my report at home than in a store at the mercy of their wifi or at the expense of my using my own data plan. The way some companies have you enter their reports the photos are often paired Before and After. If they want multiple sets from multiple angles this is difficult or required you to take extras anyway. Entering the report also takes more time in the stores and puts me in a bad mood for the lousy traffic I'll be in the because of extra time spent in the store around customers asking me where stuff in when I'm not an employee.
I have a feeling this will soon become the norm because of bad merchandisers.
And guess what? If the job pays a flat fee for an hour, you lose money if you have to spend an hour on site - admin time, dealing with materials shipped to your house, travel time.
Boy, you're not kidding, Wild Bill. I've retired now from merchandising, but there were MANY a day I'd go home and tell my hubby how NO ONE, and I mean NO ONE gave a HOOT or asked ANY questions about WHY I was standing ON TOP OF the TV shelf display adjusting monitors, or replacing screws or whatever!! Managers would walk by and just go on their merry way!! This was in Walmart, and would happen with fair regularity over a range of 3-6 years ago. I'd tell my hubby that I could have been ANYONE doing ANYTHING up to no-good! Maybe it's different now.@Wild Bill wrote:
But in general, Walmart, Target etc out here are very aloof about vendors. They get so many they don't care what you are doing.
Standing in line at Customer Service Desk?
I've always just stepped up to the end register and signed the log book. Rarely do I need to ask where it is, because I know where my stores keep them. Plus, I'm not there as a Customer, and i don't need service.
No one has ever looked sideways at me, and I do this in every store i service.
Saves huge on time spent...i too don't like hitting the high traffic hours. :-(