So there's this shop that's come up recently that requires the report to be printed out and filled in manually, then uploaded and attached to the online questionnaire of the same nature. Any ideas why?
Simple... the client requires it. BUT the secret is that you can attach a typed addendum with all the same words as in the online report. Just write, "See addendum," in the place where you would otherwise start handwriting that portion of the report.
Hey, these are easy, well paid shops, folks.
Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel
I suspect the idea is that the hand written report is to be done fresh in the mind and then transcribed to the computer; an assumption is made if one waits to get home to one's computer to write then the data is stale and may be inaccurate. In reality, I suspect many wait until home to do both reports. Others may write the report, on keyboard, within minutes of doing the shop and then transcribe it from computer to paper when home.
The client requires the handwritten questionnaire for legal reasons. They must have a handwritten signature. As Wales mentioned you can type up the questionnaire and answers as long as we have your actual signature at the end of the report,