And I never addressed your 20+ year successful career.
There's nothing wrong with statrtng a new career or using mystery shopping as as an adjunct or gateway into your next career.
That's what I'm doing.
I wasn't trying to say you were wrong,
or shouldn't keep posting,. I was just trying to say relax, once you do and submit a shop, it's pretty much out of your control.
People here will be more than happy to help with problems, but we don't care that you think you have to post every time you complete and submit a shop. If we all did that, nobody could see and try to fix the problems.
This is the good kind of MF. Yesterday I couldn't upload my receipt to MarketForce's website - tried multiple times, multiple browsers. I then sent an email to their help desk, explained that I filed my report well before deadline, an the problem I was having. Attached my receipt and shop#. Today I got an email from them - short and sweet that they've uploaded the receipt. I verified this - shop approved. Good communication means a lot to me and being new to this, I have a nice impression of them.
4 year membership on this board: Yes. Summary version: 20+ year successful business career. 4 years ago, started to see chinks in my armor, writing on the wall. Overall, I knew id be financially secure - -nevertheless wanted to add a little extra - hence I had signed up 4 years ago, asked questions, etc. I fought and hung on in business for an additional 2 years. Then - I sort of 'retired' and have done *no* work for 2 years other than monitoring and setting up investments. I decided to start this a month ago so yes, I've been on this board 4 years. Only started shopping 2 months ago.
Companies.... I've done 5 MF shops. And 1 ACL shop. Also have signed up with Intellishop and Coyle and Mintel - though just haven't seen something that works yet on the latter 3. Will be signing up for more in coming days.
Blow by Blow - won't do it every time. I've described 1 5G, 1 Mattress, 1 storage. So I won't be describing those in the future. I do write those - in case someone else who is new could one day use the info - no different than me .
Liking posts - if I got something out of it, I click the like button , I figured that's why its there and also it might encourage exchanging of info.
Threads - I'll make sure to search for old threads but its not foolproof. For instance I had a general question about Tile Shop - I did search - didn't;t find it - then I posted on it. I would hope if someone wasn't interested in my question or comment about a particular shop, they won't read my post.
Payment problem - not sure if I've ever posted on a payment "problem". I did ask once - about a completed shop that disappeared and then learned here - that's how they process it. Posted a question about being unable to upload a receipt - but that wasn't citing any problem with payment because, I don't think I've come to the point where any payment is due.
On this thread- which was *solely* about my receipt uploading question - I merely thought to circle back and say "problem solved - it worked'.
On a side note, I have a craving for lamb kabobs. Go figure.