And asking for a receipt for a bottle of water also is not???
And if you think a small $$ receipt is a giveaway...I worked for a while in the accounting dept. I was the one who took in all the receipts for travel and food reimbursement. Most of the employees who traveled maxed out their daily limit by eating in fancy places, evidently taking a few others with them for dining that they claimed were for business meetings. I am pretty sure most were not business meetings. But one of the higher ups gave me receipts each time for things like a bottle of water here, a yogurt there and a small sandwich picked up at the airport for dinner in the hotel. I really admired that guy. I thought he should definitely have asked for more but should he not get his expenses reimbursed even though they were small? And then there are times when the boss asks the lower level person to run out and get them a coffee or water. That person needs to be reimbursed. They do not earn enough to be buying the boss snacks every day.
Is this the electronics client for Intellishop? Because I shopped at one of those about 3 weeks ago and my instructions were just like that, for god sakes don't ask where the bathroom is! LOL@Aquiest wrote:
Shop guidelines say "Do not ask the salesperson with whom you interact where the restroom is! This is a dead giveaway that you are a secret shopper." and so I say really?
Because when I was a vendor years ago waiting for customers to approach and ask about my product, I could have sworn I was shopped 10 times a day based on that accusation.
Asking for the bathroom is a shopper giveaway, but taking a bunch of pictures inside the location is not...go figure.
And if you think a small $$ receipt is a giveaway...one of the higher ups gave me receipts each time for things like a bottle of water here, a yogurt there and a small sandwich picked up at the airport for dinner in the hotel. I really admired that guy..
It depends on the area and what the general behaviors of a customers are. If most customers who shop at that specific business doesn't ask to use their restroom or a receipt then someone asking for one would stand out.