I think Sam's Club hires their food samplers directly, but not sure. I know that Pat Henry Group occasionally has food sampler demos for certain brands, but it's usually only during the holidays. They do have other merchandising projects throughout the year, however.
Do you like or dislike these? I like the work but seems the environment is not good. Store mgrs seem put out and other samplers there are down right hateful. I wouldn't think this is from competition though since we all 4 were working but 2 were all up in everyone's business and even being rude in front of customers. What is your experiences?
I stopped doing them. I did not enjoy preparing the food which could get to be complicated About half the time there was no kit or no product including one time there was an expired product. Store managers were usually ok. One time I was told to use the store microwave which I had to clean first as someone had spilled coffee in it. On the few times I worked with others, they were usually there. I can also remember getting money to buy my product and then having it included as part of my pay. The last one I did I needed to prepare a complicated receipe using the store's equipment. There was someone who was supposed to be working with me who never showed. Then I was accused of taking someone's picture without their permission. The helpful store asked the person if it was me giving them my name. The person replied that it was me although I did not wear a name tag. The demo company was called and stated that they did not require pictures. When I work demos now, it is for non food products.