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I did a Ross and a bonused 5 Guys shop today. Ross was super quick and easy and 5 Guys..ughhh, the food was just awful. As a seasonal area, you expect things to be almost perfect in the off season, but they have been slacking A LOT.

Shopping the South Jersey Shore
Today is a sports bar.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
On my ways home from Oahu. The bundle of shops I picked up on the way and on the way back (what I’m finishing today) paid for my flight, car rental, parking at the airport and I have enough in fees that broke me even with a little profit leftover from all food, beverage, tourist, gift, etc. expenses during the trip.

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.
WaWa and some app shops.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Dash-In "neighborhood store", garages.

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
I need to find car wash shops. The pretty lights always do it for me.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/12/2020 03:18PM by Kalana.
I am going to do a grocery store merchandising visit, a Dunkin Donuts, and 5 convenience stores (more if I beat the snow that's moving in).
For today I have a regional burger place that is for take-out, so quick and easy. Two grocery stores and a furniture store are the only other shops for today. I'm in lazy mode. ;-)
I have been doing the first set of video shops at a client whose local garages have not been shopped before. Today, on the last of them, I got video of a new (to me) way of diverting funds. Made me wonder how many similar cases I (and other shoppers ?) may have previously missed. I almost missed the proof of apparent fraud this time. And, it was not one that any of the training had ever mentioned. . And, I have done, literally, 1000s of these in the last 5-6 years. Have alerted the MSC to add this MO to the training manual. Now, I expect to lie awake trying to figure out how it was accomplished.

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
Wales, I used to be a business manager for a parking company in Philadelphia. The way that the guys and gals learned how to work the system with a new trick every day just amazed me. If only they would use their powers for good.

Shopping the South Jersey Shore
In N Out Burger. Less than one half the cost of Five Guys. Just as good, only no peanuts. No one wonder they are so crowded and Five Guys is not.
I did a second visit to the high-end perfumery. The target left work early on my first attempt, so he wasn't there (and I still got paid)... The MSC asked me to go again, so I was able to catch him today; One bonused shop turns into two! Now, my jacket smells of expensive perfume.

Hard work builds character and homework is good for your soul.
Jenny,
That is why parking management companies have turned away from MSCs that only observed how polite the attendants were to MSCs that are run by former attendants and parking managers. The cash integrity-based MSCs have growing because they find the "leakages".

That said, I also have a lot of respect for the many, many attendants who work two jobs to make ends meet and have not a whiff of such "issues."

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
wales, I used to work at a hospital in LA that reimbursed us for parking. One of the attendants made polite small talk while giving me the wrong change. I got my money back the next morning from the manager. When I left that day, I told the creep not to scam his customers.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
This is a #$%^ of a lot more cash disappearing than short-changing the customer. The really organized cash diversion schemes charge the customer the right amount and return correct change. But, the garage management company loses thousands of $$$ a month. Sometimes, they were losing hundreds of dollars a day.

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
@my1958vw wrote:

Oh boy, lots of JIB - 22 today, 36 tomorrow, 35 on Sunday smiling smiley
You must have figured out the system for this week.
They're all at $7 here, and I won't touch them.
You don’t work for hamburgers??

@SoCalMama wrote:

@my1958vw wrote:

Oh boy, lots of JIB - 22 today, 36 tomorrow, 35 on Sunday smiling smiley
You must have figured out the system for this week.
They're all at $7 here, and I won't touch them.

Hard work builds character and homework is good for your soul.
16.00 (17.50 each) for the last shops of the current week... plus a route scheduled through the scheduler.

7.00 each for next week, not the current week
@my1958vw wrote:

16.00 (17.50 each) for the last shops of the current week... plus a route scheduled through the scheduler.

7.00 each for next week, not the current week
That's good. I see one not too far from me, and I will just wait and see what happens. I don't think that they all work over the weekend.

ETA:
Nope. Somebody took it at $16.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/14/2020 09:52PM by SoCalMama.
Well, the MSC that does the HAZMAT shops had one listed at an office supply store in my town that is NO LONGER THERE!! As a matter of fact, what WAS once that office supply store is NOW my go-to store to buy my dog's pet food! I'm there once a week like clockwork!! SO.....I emailed the scheduler and let her know, and she set it up for me to do as a closed shop, for the $6.00 fee. All I had to do was snap a couple of photos, and when I got home, answer "NO" to everything with a brief comment, and upload the photos. So that was an easy six bucks for 5 minutes of work, to be somewhere I was going to be anyway!
Today is 5Guys and maybe an app shop.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Today was 5Guys and two app shops.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Tomorrow I'm taking mom to one of her favorite (and my favorite) restaurants, Black Walnut. Looking forward to a great lunch with an easy report.

First thing I do every morning is find something to be thankful for. Lately, people have given me a long list of things to be grateful for. So I have to lie back down to say all my gratitudes. Lo and behold, I fall back asleep smiling smiley
Storage unit, yogurt lunch shop with generous reimbursement plus small fee. Both super easy reports.

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
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