I'm in a Field Agent Facebook group. I continue to be astonished by how little pay some of the members are willing to accept. Some of them are clearly very strapped for cash and the tiniest bit helps. Others just haven't done the math. I saw a post the other day asking if it would be worth it to drive 50 miles to do an $8 job. I'm guilty of doing a bunch of the $3 recycling bale audits but I catch them when driving a route through small towns with the Walmart on the highway.
Most of the folks in the FB group are unaware of non-app mystery shopping companies so I assume they just don't know any better. I don't like cell phone shops anyway, I certainly don't want to do one for $5! LOL
I sorta like them it all depends. I really hated the GFK ones with the expanding answers depending on how the last question was answered. The compliance reviews and some of the store audits are worth the 7 toms that you get for them. Although I have been told to spend at least 20 minutes in the store to make sure I get every question answered. As for wait times, I tend to go early in the afternoon when the kids are still in school and most people are at work.
The first phone shops I did, I had to wait 45 minutes to get assisted. It was horrible. Those shops are on my do not complete shops unless there is a tremendous bonus.
I don't mind doing the yellow branded cell store. They are rarely crowded. The red checkmark store, which is where these shops are located, are terribly crowded. It's at least a 30 minute wait. Those aren't worth doing.
It looks like they have been snatched. They are no longer on the job board.
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