What's the Reason for MSCs Paying 2 Months Post-Shops?

Is it because they themselves don't get paid by clients until 30+ days later?

Is it so they and/or the client can use that "float" time to take our money to use as a sort of loan - e.g., buying short term bonds (like a 3-month short term bond) and make money off the float?

I really like The Source paying every two weeks. But many companies pay 2 months later...or more!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/05/2019 03:20PM by shoptastic.

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You've nailed it! I don't mind a float of 2 months since many companies don't pay until 60 days or even 90 days.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/05/2019 03:25PM by bestofbothworlds.
In the business world payment 60-90 days "net," is the established mode of doing business. We are in that world; if you want weekly of monthly pay, become employed.

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
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Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
Oh, I see. Interesting. Lots of things about MS-ing that I never get used to no matter how many shops I've done - thinking of myself as a business owner is one of them.

In the future, I would, however, suggest not adding comments like these. They come off as rude in the social world and are unnecessary. I also doubt that you'd make such "needling" comments to a long-time established member here like MFJohnston, Irene, etc.
@walesmaven wrote:

if you want weekly of monthly pay, become employed.


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Golly, after 2 years and 500 posts you are not "established'? Could have fooled me.

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.
@walesmaven wrote:

Golly, after 2 years and 500 posts you are not "established'? Could have fooled me.

See what I mean.

I was suspended for standing up for myself against false accusations you made against me and for others creating entire threads to make fun of me and put me down.

Of that two years, I was not active on the forum for 1 year.

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@shoptastic wrote:

@walesmaven wrote:

Golly, after 2 years and 500 posts you are not "established'? Could have fooled me.

See what I mean.

I was suspended for standing up for myself against false accusations you made against me and for others creating entire threads to make fun of me and put me down.

Of that two years, I was not active on the forum for 1 year.

"Established" was also the wrong word. "People you like/get along with" might have been better.
I NEVER get personal and go after other posters, ridicule them, mock them, get rude, etc. I just block or ignore.

But, lately, I've been standing up and "fighting back." Don't want forum rudeness by a VERY small minority of posters to ruin this forum for the overwhelming majority who want a pleasant social and helpful professional environment.
@shoptastic
I did not read her post as being rude at all - just matter-of-fact. We are in an industry where they pay is 60-90 days -it's part of the cost we pay for the benefit of being self-employed. It's also a reality that most MS companies are fairly small and cannot always afford to pay their shoppers until they are paid by their clients.

As for @walesmaven picking on "special" folks.... She's set me straight a couple of times, when I have said something that is just plain wrong. (I've done that before, and I'm sure I'll to it again.)

Hard work builds character and homework is good for your soul.


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Walesmaven has been one of the main "teachers" I've had here at the forum. This seems a good time to say THANK YOU, WALESMAVEN, and thank you to all the others who have been so helpful and generous with their guidance. There are too many of you to list but know that I appreciate you all.

There's a difference between a poster standing up for themself and a poster looking for things to take offense at in order to make dramatic posts scolding others. The dramatic scolding posts seem to result in suspensions.
I am just paying forward all of the help that was generously provided as I started and grew my MS business. rofl and MFJ are among those who carry on that tradition, which is shared here by many others.

I am NOT always correct. But I hope that I take correction with thanks for being set straight. The topic of this thread has been repeated, with the same general explanation of MS payment times, a number of times, many of them in the past 2 years, I think. If the early, true, answers do not satisfy, the same answers, repeated, will not satisfy. That does not make the answer mean.

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.
Not true. You unhinged your jaw on rofl taco and others a few months back.

wales was not being disrespectful or rude. She was being real. You could do well learning from her. She's very knowledgeable.

@shoptastic wrote:

I NEVER get personal and go after other posters, ridicule them, mock them, get rude, etc. I just block or ignore.

"Been stuck in the middle of a vendetta between me and myself" -Citizen Cope
They pay that way because they can. If it doesn't make any difference to you, go for it. I'd much rather get my money more quickly (thank you RQA), and on a timely schedule (thank you Ipsos).

Seriously, nobody cares that you're offended.

(Yes, I stole Hoju's tagline.)
OMG I had to click to show the messages to see what waleswaven had done. LOL

This borders on troll-like behavior again, OP.

That's why toggling is so great. It reminds you who you don't want to engage. For example, a person might want to interact with SoCalSteve or SoCalDude, but definitely not SoCalMama. She's a whackadoodle. winking smiley
@shoptastic wrote:

@walesmaven wrote:

Golly, after 2 years and 500 posts you are not "established'? Could have fooled me.

See what I mean.

I was suspended for standing up for myself against false accusations you made against me and for others creating entire threads to make fun of me and put me down.

Of that two years, I was not active on the forum for 1 year.

I read that and took it as factual information. You took it as an attack. I have seen you get upset like this over and over. There is no reason to get stressed abd upset. Maybe stop before it turns into ten pages of back and forth. I am concerned you are going to get really really upset again about nothing. Nobody is attacking you. (I am not attacking you either, btw).
Not being "active" does not mean a member cannot read on the forum as far as I know. I crested entire threads to put you down? Please reference one of those so that everyone can be as confident as you are that I am evil.

This is ridiculous. I am out of here. Time to let this thread die unless the OP produces a thread that I started to put her down. Someone please PM me if that happens, since I would come back just to see that ! ?

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'll PM you. She won't find anything. You don't get involved in that kind of nonsense.

"Been stuck in the middle of a vendetta between me and myself" -Citizen Cope
You hit the nail on the head again by summing up the problem. And yet she will never ever see that.

@roflwofl wrote:

There's a difference between a poster standing up for themself and a poster looking for things to take offense at in order to make dramatic posts scolding others. The dramatic scolding posts seem to result in suspensions.

Kim
@HonnyBrown wrote:

Not true. You unhinged your jaw on rofl taco and others a few months back.

wales was not being disrespectful or rude. She was being real. You could do well learning from her. She's very knowledgeable.

@shoptastic wrote:

I NEVER get personal and go after other posters, ridicule them, mock them, get rude, etc. I just block or ignore.

This is someone who falsely accused me of being a book writer. When there was a thread devoted to making fun of me, she entered and continued to say I was a troll/bookwriter.

She did NOT tell those making fun of me to back off or say they were WRONG.

I defended myself - admittedly, in a long-winded way - and was suspended partially for that reason. People said I was causing trouble when I had literally NEVER attacked anyone. I've only RESPONDED to people's attacks on me to DEFEND myself. When mods don't read literally months of posts/threads for context and UNFAIR posters (who are veterans and likely friends - at least, friendly to each other on this forum) report me and encourage others to report me for DEFENDING myself AGAINST RUDENESS, then that's like some kind of biased, oppressive gang bullying.

It's the norm here. Small pack of rude veteran posters, who give responses that talk down to others, RARELY say a nice encouraging/uplifting word, VERY FREQUENTLY are quick to criticize and/or ASSUME the WORST in others' comments, and go around acting/talking in a BOSSY WAY, go around acting horribly to posters and then when that poster or someone else speaks up they jump on them (often as a gang) with the most controlling, bossy tone (with no sympathy) squashing that person. Then they try to report and get others to report that person and SHUT THEM DOWN. Never pausing and trying to understand that person's feelings and side of things like a NORMAL HUMAN BEING would do. If someone is upset, I stop and try to understand them.

If that person complains, they get their peers to report or attack/mock that person (like creating entire threads to make fun of me).

wales has history with me. She knows she falsely accused me of things in the past and called me a troll/bookwriter in that extremely agonizing thread where tons of people came in and mocked me.

Now that I think of it, YOU were in one of those thread that MOCKED ME, HB. I remember. You never said a thing and seemed to play along in that Five Guys thread. So, you're just as guilty. I REMEMBER WANTING TO BLOCK YOU! I saw how you were.

Point being with wales, she has a history with me and should be actually NICER and sensitive to the fact taht she offended me int he past and watch her words carefully. If I offended someone and it was my fault, I'd try to be extra careful/nice/sensitive to them going forward to let them know I care about them, am sorry, and am speaking respectively, etc. I wouldn't want to go around speaking to people, who I know may be sensitive to my words in a rude way.

As for rofl - he's one of the MOST UNFAIR posters on this board when it comes to me. I PM'd him about this and he couldn't acknowledge anything. He's super self-righteous and cannot countenance the thought of being wrong. He KNOWS he and others were in a thread mocking me. He saw what others did. He never tried to intervene or stop others. He called me out, but not others. Why is that? Why focus on me?

He goes around the forum talking to me in BOSSY WAY. Dood, I'm an adult. Unless you're a psychopath controlling person who HAS to DEFINE things in that sort of, "I'M RIGHT AND HERE'S HOW IT IS....NO OTHER VIEW MATTERS TO ME" and never listen to someone else's side and have ZERO feelings, etc. sort of way, you don't go around talking like that. It's rude and anti-social.

Thankfully, 99% of members here aren't like this. It's just that small group who are often most vocal. Really, anyone with good values and social skills wouldn't bother with these folks. If a poll went up, you'd see that probably 99% of the forum members dislike the behavior of the 15-20 people who act this way.

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@shoptastic wrote:



As for rofl - he's one of the MOST UNFAIR posters on this board when it comes to me. I PM'd him about this and he couldn't acknowledge anything. He's super self-righteous and cannot countenance the thought of being wrong. He KNOWS he and others were in a thread mocking me. He saw what otehrs did. He never tried to intervene or stop others. I called him out on that privately.

He goes around the forum talking to me in BOSSY WAY. Dood, I'm an adult. Unless you're a psychopath controlling person who HAS to DEFINE things in that sort of "I'M RIGHT AND HERE'S HOW IT IS...." and never listen to someone else's side and have ZERO feelings, etc., you don't go around talking like that.

I refuse to accept PMs from this forum member and requested that she say anything she had to say to me in the open forum. This apparently upset her very much and she went on an attacking tirade. It's unfortunate that she cannot see that her own behavior was the reason for her suspension.

Given the attacks in the above post made on multiple posters, I'm sensing another suspension coming on. I've reported the post to moderators.
I've long ago blocked rofl, btw. Never read his stuff again. Too unreasonable/unfair and controlling to deal with. Won't ever look himself in the mirror.

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If I'm upset, it's because I don't like rudeness or being spoken to in some sort of UNHUMAN way. ...Zero niceness/sympathy. It's unhuman - it really is. And it has a horrible emotional effect on others' well-being. It's like a form of abuse even. How you use words matter. And too often on this forum, people are straight up jerks, controlling, manipulative, etc.

People gotta have more sympathy/empathy...stop and listen...try to understand others....speak in a way that is peaceful (not like me right now...I know I'm too emotional....just venting...nothing personal).

It's come from pent up anger from injustice. I can take being wrong and changing. But when people don't call out blatant and frequent rude/bad behavior, then it's unfair. It feels one-sided and that breeds resentment, anger, etc. It builds. I was treated poorly for a year or more and people weren't really fair. If I was overly wordy, etc. or got super emotional and out of line a time or two, that's fine. I can admit that and would WANT to deal with it.

But just BE FAIR. Call out my attackers too! It's the unfairness (and rudeness) that get to me.

{final edit: Do you guys EVER see me respond to someone's post asking for help in some stuck up rude way? Do I EVER attack someone? Am I ever one to start something? NO! I only RESPOND to others' rudeness or false accusations with emotion and anger! Someone else is starting it first is my point. And even with that I never re:'d for the longest time int he past. I tried to take the high road and ignore it, but that just leads to people doing the same or more. So, after a certain point I exploded from that. You can literally see this by FAIRLY rereading my entire post history here.

If so many posters on this forum have complained about this behavior of a small group of rude veteran posters, maybe those posters should take a look at themselves in the mirror. We're not crazy.]

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Actually you can't read your posting history fairly because the mods have deleted a lot of it.

Kim
I believe there may be a grave misunderstanding here. It's a typical joke when someone asks a lot of questions in any given forum (not just here) for people to post: "Why, are you writing a book?"

This does not actually mean anyone thinks you are writing a book.

Trolling just means when you write posts that appear to be antagonizing or attempting to stir up trouble.

@shoptastic wrote:


This is someone who falsely accused me of being a book writer. When there was a thread devoted to making fun of me, she entered and continued to say I was a troll/bookwriter.


wales has history with me. She knows she falsely accused me of things in the past and called me a troll/bookwriter in that extremely agonizing thread where tons of people came in and mocked me.


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Oh sweet Jesus here we go again.

There are reasons that a body stays in motion
At the moment only demons come to mind
@shoptastic wrote:

maybe those posters should take a look at themselves in the mirror.

Not a good idea. I tend to notice how hot I look and then next thing you know I've lost 2 or 3 hours. :/

There are reasons that a body stays in motion
At the moment only demons come to mind
It does take a while to clean up broken mirrors, doesn't it?

@bgriffin wrote:

@shoptastic wrote:

maybe those posters should take a look at themselves in the mirror.

Not a good idea. I tend to notice how hot I look and then next thing you know I've lost 2 or 3 hours. :/

Hard work builds character and homework is good for your soul.
Paste the posts here so we can see them. I don't recall mocking you at any time. I highly dobt that wales insulted you.

@shoptastic wrote:

wales has history with me. She knows she falsely accused me of things in the past and called me a troll/bookwriter in that extremely agonizing thread where tons of people came in and mocked me.

Now that I think of it, YOU were in one of those thread that MOCKED ME, HB. I remember. You never said a thing and seemed to play along in that Five Guys thread. So, you're just as guilty. I REMEMBER WANTING TO BLOCK YOU! I saw how you were.

Point being with wales, she has a history with me and should be actually NICER and sensitive to the fact taht she offended me int he past and watch her words carefully. If I offended someone and it was my fault, I'd try to be extra careful/nice/sensitive to them going forward to let them know I care about them, am sorry, and am speaking respectively, etc. I wouldn't want to go around speaking to people, who I know may be sensitive to my words in a rude way.

"Been stuck in the middle of a vendetta between me and myself" -Citizen Cope
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