Interview with Traveliz

I'm proud to publish the latest interview in Mystery Shopper Magazine. @stilllearning interviewed @Traveliz about her experiences as a scheduler.

It's a great read. Check it out:

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That was one of my favorite articles ever. Thank you Jacob, Stilllearning and Traveliz. Her words confirmed to me what I've always known: I never, ever want to be a scheduler.

I especially enjoyed the link to her Etsy page. I'm not into buying crafts, but by looking at the page it made her seem even more like a real person. Her insight on "flying under the radar" was intriguing. I'm not the type of shopper to constantly contact schedulers. I just want to do the job, do it well and move on to the next one, hoping that it will be enough to get noticed without constant hand-holding. That was an encouraging tidbit for me.

Thanks again y'all. smiling smiley

There are two types of people in this world: Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.
This was an insightful and interesting article. Traveliz brought up many points about schedulers I had never thought of.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away
Very interesting interview. Thanks to all.

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I have met Traveliz at a conference and she is awesome in person.

Not my circus - Not my monkeys @(*.*)@

~Polish Proverb~
LJ, I couldn't have said it better. I have to visit the etsy link now.

@LJ wrote:

That was one of my favorite articles ever. Thank you Jacob, Stilllearning and Traveliz. Her words confirmed to me what I've always known: I never, ever want to be a scheduler.

I especially enjoyed the link to her Etsy page. I'm not into buying crafts, but by looking at the page it made her seem even more like a real person. Her insight on "flying under the radar" was intriguing. I'm not the type of shopper to constantly contact schedulers. I just want to do the job, do it well and move on to the next one, hoping that it will be enough to get noticed without constant hand-holding. That was an encouraging tidbit for me.

Thanks again y'all. smiling smiley

Kim
Oh thanks everyone. Once I answered the questions I sort of felt like I should have gone into more/other detail but sounds like everyone enjoyed it!

It was a pleasure to work with stilllearning during the process.

Liz
Great article! I have the same type of schedule, craft shows from September into December, shops the rest of the year!
I second LJ's comment - scheduling is not the job for me. I've thought about being a editor, but not right now. I might at some point in the future.

Good article, Liz!
Liz is such a nice person I wish she were my scheduler. We have to do another conference, Liz!
Thank you Traveliz. After a scheduler/editor discouraged me from accepting a scheduler's or editor's job, there were times when I wondered if I was a coward for not going for it. Now, I don't feel so bad. That was a challenge I was not
prepared or willing to take.

Good and interesting read.
I have been a scheduler for 17 years and I love it! The hard-to-place locations are chenging, but I need a challenge now and then. Actually, the schedulers for our company are more than schedulers, offering that personal touch and assistance of experience to our reps. I would not discourage anyone from trying this job.
Great article! smiling smiley

I have but one question. If you schedule a shop, for say $4 bucks in your pocket, then the shopper cancels and you can't fill it in time, do you lose the $4 bucks?
Two thumbs up! That was so informative and I have so much more empathy for schedulers. I know that I could not do their job, the stress would be too much for me.
That was a fun read. Thanks! I'm enjoying shopping a LOT right now but who knows in the future? Thanks for the insights. The bit about flying under the radar... I have to say its working for me. They don't hear from me, I hear from them.

I enjoy awkward questions and uncomfortable silences. This gas station pavement is $%^@*#& hot.
I am a scheduler who works on commission and only get paid for the shops that come in. I imagine in this case, though, Traveliz would also lose the fee, unlesss she can reschedule it. It is very important to contact your scheduler ASAP if you know you are unable to complete a shop so they have time to reschedule. You risk never being asked to do a shop again if you don't.
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