I'm noticing more and more that the pay offered for a shop is NOT always indicative of the difficulty in reporting the shop...
Logically, a $3 shop should have 6-12 questions with little to no narrative. A $10-12 shop maybe 30-60 questions with some short answers. A $20-40 shop would have perhaps 60-100 questions with some narrative. And a $80-200 shop (high-end retail, fine dining, casino, etc.) would have 100+ questions and multiple detailed narratives. Remember, this is logically speaking and certainly not reality it seems.
More and more, I'm seeing low paying shops that have stiffer reporting requirements than the higher priced shops! Of course you can't see the report until after you commit to the job. MSC that do this only get one chance to pull one over on me...
Those companies that realize the pay should be commensurate with the difficulty of either the shop itself or the report are the ones I find myself gravitating towards more and more. Those companies that offer a "FUN AND EASY" shop with little pay for ridiculous shop or reporting requirements are quickly added to the "10 ft. pole list"
I continue to be amazed that some of the low fee / difficult reports get picked up at the base rate. Maybe if they sat on the job board untouched, the MSC would get the hint and raise the pay.