The new round of gas stations has been posted and they are ALL mystery shops with audits with no pay increase. I loved doing them before because I could do 4 in the same area and do ok. Now??? Don't think I will be signing up for them anymore. Bummer.
Probably the MF red/orange stations. Those shops used to all be audits, as far as I know, and then they tried out the simpler mystery shop format. I agree the audits are waaay more complicated, especially at first. Think 40 pages of guidelines. These shops will go up to $35 on the board if no one takes them, so the fee does get reasonable. But as long as someone is willing to them for $7 and gas, it makes sense from MF's point of view to start them out low.
I used to do routes of them for the red/white and 40 pager instructions. I got paid well then, mostly 2007-1 timeframe and got my own system down The pay now, same as then for start. I took one to see how is, may not be worth too many now. No hurry for me.