I've avoided Goodwin & Associates because I've seen reports of late payment/having to chase payment around here. They have a restaurant in my area that I'd really love to try and I'm considering giving it a shot... Has Goodwin gotten any better? Do they pay eventually? Has anyone had recent experiences with them?
The reports of late or slow payments are from quite some time back. It is no longer necessary to chase payment. Go ahead and enjoy that assignment.
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I have shopped for them. They paid exactly as the assignment description said. On their homepage, it says that they started using Paypal January 1, 2013. Maybe that has helped them get organized and be on time.
Kathy in AR Wrote:
> I have shopped for them. They paid exactly as the
> assignment description said. On their homepage,
> it says that they started using Paypal January 1,
> 2013. Maybe that has helped them get organized
> and be on time.
They were using PayPal before January 2013. Although other shoppers may have been paid through a GAH payroll check.
I think that the head honcho got rid of some dead weight. It seems like Amy M and Ling L have gone. They have re-focus there bottom line to where they are better. They also schedule some shops through an outside scheduler which means that if they are slow with us in regards to pay then they are slow with everyone else. They still offer shops in both Prophet 4 and SASSIE sites. The SASSIE site seems to be run or scheduled by CTCSS.
I just signed up for one of there June July August shops but I don't know if I have to do that shop each month. It was not clear on the site. Maybe Kim from CTCSS will let me know or decline me from the shop because I only picked one day so far.
When I was a newbie, I was warned that payment could take 4 months. I had so many sticks in the fire at the time, I shopped them knowing it would be awhile for payment. (I took everything back then for the experience).
At first, it did take almost 3 months but now they seem to pay about every 6 weeks.
I had not accepted shops because of their slow payment, but when I read reports on the forum of prompt payment, I tried a couple of shops. I'm happy to say that my recent shops have been paid promptly. I can now recommend them.
Just a footnote to my earlier post..Goodwin finally paid me for my May 24 shop but did not reimburse me for my meal. I have a call into them now. I'm getting alittle tired of babysitting this company to make sure they pay on time and accurately.
All the shops I have done for Goodwin pay a flat fee, out of which you buy your own meal. There are several I won't do because it doesn't look like there'd be anything left of the fee after I pay for the ordering requirements.
I did some shops for them about a year ago and they reimbursed me but it seems they have changed the policy. I told them to take me out of their database , really doesn't pay to shop for them I'm finding.
Still getting regular, accurate pay; just like I posted last month. I have been pleasantly surprised. Just got paid on July 5th for a May 17th shop. And paid June 19th for a May 3rd shop. So that's about six weeks!
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I'm not sure. CTCSS had a cell phone job for them in Texas and offered a link. When I checked their site, I seem to be offered many jobs in Nebraska. The one in Texas did not appear. I tried to change my location and site told me I'm not eligible to apply for jobs in Texas.
Anyway, Nebraska is too far, and I still haven't figured out how to apply for the Texas jobs...if indeed there are any. C'est la vie!