I checked jobslinger and Beyond Hello posted two jobs that I would like to do. However it was posted on Thur July 23 and the due day is on Sat July 25.
Is this common for Beyond Hello (or any other companies) to do this at the last minute? It also says that my shopper rating must be an 8. Since I have never worked for them before may I assign the shop
I think any MSC is going to get mixed reviews. To answer your question, though...yes, it's common for MSCs to send out e-mails very shortly before the jobs are due. Sometimes, the people who were originally scheduled to perform the shops cancel, no-show, or otherwise mess up the project. Other times, the schedulers might not have been able to fill that shop in the first place.
Oh, and about your shopper rating.....if you want to do the jobs, I would go ahead and apply for them. Even if you don't get assigned, this will help you to establish a relationship with BH's schedulers. They may also look the other way on you not having a shopper rating yet because of the fact that they are trying to get that particular job done. Several of my first jobs with different MSCs were jobs which required certain ratings, and for some of them, the schedulers were even the ones who contacted me.
Thanks.. The way I look at it when you apply for a job someplace they want people with experience.. I can understand they want people with experience but how can you gain the experience if they don't give you an chance
I would check the shop description and the actual form you have to submit....sometimes, there will be a link there. Not all MSCs have their quizzes on the main page. It sounds like you may have to contact the scheduler to access this one.
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I saw this posting with them too and was curious about the pay. I saw a fee and an "extra expense" of $3 but I didn't see any post of the reimbursement for the meal. Do they not also pay for the food? I only shopped for them once before and they reimbursed me for my meal and stated in the description that they would.
In regards to the menu audits, the $12 fee ones aren't worth the time... Doing the data entry takes time, where as the $5 one's require absolutely no data entry from the shoppers. Easy choice when choosing between the two kinds of shops.
Shopping the Greater Denver Area, Colorado Springs and in-between in Colorado. 30 year old male and willing to travel! Badged for Denver International Airport.
Well this one was not listed as a menu audit--it stated that it was a drive thru shop. Since they still haven't approved my shop (and it's only 2 hours away) I think I'm going to have to cancel my app. Guess they aren't that desperate for shoppers!
I'm new to this whole mystery shopping thing but I just don't understand how companies that have people out shopping on the weekends don't have someone at least on call during the weekends. The shop mentioned above only has a day listed today. If they really wanted this location shopped today, doesn't it make sense that they would have someone that could respond to a request for it?
The info on the shops say that "this is a heavily sampled project, which means that not all the locations available need to be completed. Assignments will be removed as quotas are filled. If you are not contacted about your application it is because the quotas have already been completed". So I assume that the quotas have been filled and eventually they will delete the application.
I was assigned 9. I did other drive-thru audits for them and loved it. This was different, and "timing is the most important part of the project." Very time consuming, and reporting should have been easy, but wasn't, apparently. Have to park and observe another vehicle. Yes, your food comes out of your 15 -- must purchase entree, side and drink. The only way to make somewhat of a profit is to get kids meals. Every "special request" is supposed to be different; not easy at the Asian place. They did not get back to me for two weeks after I submitted reports (soon after I left for vacation).
The video instructions are clear, but if you report that way, they will keep sending it back to you asking you to change the times. (If they want it changed, and I don't want to lie, I don't know why they don't just change it themselves.)
So, my advice if you want to do it for the meal: Go early; Eat while you work on the second half; Try one before you sign up for more; Plan on being available for two to three weeks after you submit your reports; Be prepared to fudge. Just my $.02.
I guess the shops were only for pre qualified shoppers as they do not provide a way to view the briefing and video. Based on posts here they set no limits, allowing a few people to snag all the shops up. All in all, very inefficient process.
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Agreed ^^ I always thought that if I wasn't qualified for a shop it wouldn't show up in my job list. I had some TERRIBLE shops today (NEVER doing a tedious, low paying grocery shop again!!). Kind of glad I didn't have one more to do!