Yes, that's the early-in-the-month price. As shoppers turn up their noses they try $8, then when the flop sweat sets in late in the month they'll do $12. In March they must have had a lot of trouble filling shops because at the very end of the month they went to $18 (plus negotiable bump-up for mileage if you responded to a specific scheduler's email (I got $21 per shop on a cluster of multiple locations based on the travel I had to do).@ceasesmith wrote:
Wow. For a crummy $7?
Yes, cease, it's unrevealed, although the MSC provides a LOA in case someone asks why you're taking photos. Still, my nature is to try to stay undercover, which can make things sticky in the New York City metropolitan area where a lot of the stations have pump attendants. I did one recently in a county north of NYC and the attendant started paying a lot of attention to me when I hung around the station to get photos. Got what I needed without a confrontation but it required some stalling and play acting ("gotta get something out of the trunk, so not leaving yet" ), luckily some other motorists getting gas distracted him enough to let me do what I had to do.@ceasesmith wrote:
I take it this is an unrevealed shop?
I never have figured out how to take the photos of infractions without being seen to take photos.
And I hate to say it, but sometimes it's true "you get what you pay for". I'm afraid there are shoppers who....shall we graciously put it as....don't put the same effort into a $7 shop as they would a $70 shop? (Not you, of course!)
I only do one if heavily bonused and even that is only if it is convenient.
Yeah, that's kind of what I was getting at in the original post. It's funny that Citgo is wringing their hands over shoppers not turning in enough violations when it's pretty clear they're not interested in sprucing up their run-down stations.@Morledzep wrote:
Most of these stations are run down, in terrible repair, and they hire less than desirable folks who have no idea what customer service is or should be. And nothing you flag is going to change no matter what.