Marketforce New Grocery Client

As much negative publicity I see about Marketforce on here, I woke up today to a little treat: my favorite grocery store, which was previously shopped by ****** and subsequently *********, is showing up on their job board. Better yet, the fee is better at $8 + $10 reimbursement.

For some reason, with *********, the locations in my county NEVER showed up on the job board for me, but they are there on Marketforce. Four locations within walking/biking distance of my house that never showed up on the job board at the old company are available now, and I'm giddy!

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So far none of those have shown up in my area under Marketforce. Personally I'm not thrilled about Marketforce practices in general and hope my favorite supermarket doesn't end up with them.
i still see all of them under *******. Are you sure its not just a
competitor shop as part of the annual grocery survey

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I am not seeing dates beyond August on the ******* board...on the MF board the dates start in September and go throughout the month.

Liz
jonk Wrote:
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> As much negative publicity I see about Marketforce
> on here, I woke up today to a little treat: my
> favorite grocery store, which was previously
> shopped by ****** and subsequently *********, is
> showing up on their job board. Better yet, the
> fee is better at $8 + $10 reimbursement.
>
> For some reason, with *********, the locations in
> my county NEVER showed up on the job board for me,
> but they are there on Marketforce. Four locations
> within walking/biking distance of my house that
> never showed up on the job board at the old
> company are available now, and I'm giddy!

Well, $8 about covers the time and costs involved with printing out the shop instructions, not a bad start smiling smiley
It will be harder to self-assign these than with the old msc, as they posted the entire month of September. I can't group my shops under this new system and you have to pick specific dates, whereas the old msc is Mon-Thurs.

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Shawn S. Wrote:
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> Well, $8 about covers the time and costs involved
> with printing out the shop instructions, not a bad
> start smiling smiley


Why would I print the instructions? It's the same shop, new company. I can do it in my sleep. Plus I can bike to each location - no overhead. Daily exercise, $24/hour equivalent fee, $54/hour including reimbursement. 3% cashback on my credit card. Who's complaining?

Shopping since 1995; full-time since 2009. Blogging about shopping on www.myfrugalmiser.com.
they have one place one block away from my residense but but instead constantly offer me one shop 36 miles overall trip...and explain that that I was very frequient in shop that a block away...but the one I did in 36 miles away..I was there a dosen times for last couple years and only a few time in place near me...

Shopping Eastern Pennsylvania and parts of NJ, since 2009
jonk Wrote:
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> Why would I print the instructions? It's the same
> shop, new company. I can do it in my sleep. Plus
> I can bike to each location - no overhead. Daily
> exercise, $24/hour equivalent fee, $54/hour
> including reimbursement. 3% cashback on my credit
> card. Who's complaining?

How do you figure $54 an hour?
MMMM Wrote:
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> jonk Wrote:
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> ---
> > Why would I print the instructions? It's the
> same
> > shop, new company. I can do it in my sleep.
> Plus
> > I can bike to each location - no overhead.
> Daily
> > exercise, $24/hour equivalent fee, $54/hour
> > including reimbursement. 3% cashback on my
> credit
> > card. Who's complaining?
>
> How do you figure $54 an hour?

15 minutes in store, 5 minutes report time = 20 minutes, or 1/3 of an hour. $18 per shop ($8 fee and $10 free food) x 3 =$54.00

Shopping since 1995; full-time since 2009. Blogging about shopping on www.myfrugalmiser.com.
jonk Wrote:
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> 15 minutes in store, 5 minutes report time = 20
> minutes, or 1/3 of an hour. $18 per shop ($8 fee
> and $10 free food) x 3 =$54.00


And do you teleport between each location to be able
to do 3 an hour with no travel time?

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techman01 Wrote:
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> jonk Wrote:
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> > 15 minutes in store, 5 minutes report time = 20
> > minutes, or 1/3 of an hour. $18 per shop ($8
> fee
> > and $10 free food) x 3 =$54.00
>
>
> And do you teleport between each location to be
> able
> to do 3 an hour with no travel time?

Yes.

As I mentioned earlier in the thread, it is "one hour equivalent." I try to exercise 60 minutes a day. Since I also said I would ride my bike there for the exercise, I wasn't including the travel time. If I were including travel time, the three locations are within one mile of each other, so maybe 10 minutes on top of the one hour.

Shopping since 1995; full-time since 2009. Blogging about shopping on www.myfrugalmiser.com.


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/30/2013 09:58PM by jonk.
MMMM Wrote:
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> Just keep in mind that the new MSC requires at
> least 30 minutes in the store.


Glad you pointed that out... I had not looked over the guidelines. Guess my $54/hour won't work now. Who spends 30 minutes buying $10 worth of groceries?

Shopping since 1995; full-time since 2009. Blogging about shopping on www.myfrugalmiser.com.


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/30/2013 10:13PM by jonk.
Those people that get hundreds of dollars a month in food stamps would laugh for hours if they knew stupid fools like me go up to the store and spend a half hour looking around and then go home and spend another 20 minutes writing up a report just so I can get 10 dollars and 7 or 8 dollars worth of free food! I must be crazy stupid. And how fair is it that we are not even paid enough for these shops to go back to the meat department and buy 1 of those huge t-bones they sell. Sometimes when I do these shops I think about these things!
Checked MF and did not see any newly listed grocery shops. Darn

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It's not visible to all shoppers. The quiz mentioned getting names, luckily the guideline read no names/descriptions.

Not my circus - Not my monkeys @(*.*)@

~Polish Proverb~
the other company sent out shops for beginning of september earlier today.

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There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots
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When you try to please everybody, you end up pleasing nobody
techman01, I don't think they are new shops. They are not picked up shops with an absolute deadline of Sept. 3rd. leftover from August.

Not my circus - Not my monkeys @(*.*)@

~Polish Proverb~
Release date list shows last round released August 20 so these
are probably the rest of those as you said. We will see what happens
with the next round with them

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I hated the way the other co. scheduled. But ****** in FL is my favorite grocery store and there are 5 within about a 20 mile stretch on the road near where I work. And MF deactivated me about 2 years ago, for "they don't have to tell me why" after 10 years of faithful, reliable service (yeah, they still want me to do the crappy theatre checks). . . . oh well. . . .
I have six shops with the "old" company. Performed two of them last night. I'm not sure what is going on. Maybe MF is doing a few rounds of shops in certain areas to try to lure the client to switch over to their company. I have never performed a shop for MF so I don't see the FL grocery chain listed. But I am registered with them.

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FREELANCEREPORTER Wrote:
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> Those people that get hundreds of dollars a month
> in food stamps would laugh for hours if they knew
> stupid fools like me go up to the store and spend
> a half hour looking around and then go home and
> spend another 20 minutes writing up a report just
> so I can get 10 dollars and 7 or 8 dollars worth
> of free food! I must be crazy stupid. And how fair
> is it that we are not even paid enough for these
> shops to go back to the meat department and buy 1
> of those huge t-bones they sell. Sometimes when I
> do these shops I think about these things!


MShopping is not limited to "crazy stupid fools". MS can use food stamps because they are allowed to purchase the same food. You do not need to pay for everything with cash dollar bills.
I don't like the new msc's time frame of 4:15-6:45. I lose 30 minutes of travel time, during rush hour traffic.

Not my circus - Not my monkeys @(*.*)@

~Polish Proverb~
cubbiecat Wrote:
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> I don't like the new msc's time frame of
> 4:15-6:45. I lose 30 minutes of travel time,
> during rush hour traffic.


They shortened up the fast food shop like that too when they took it over from Gapbuster. I still don't like it.

Liz
cubbiecat Wrote:
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> I don't like the new msc's time frame of
> 4:15-6:45. I lose 30 minutes of travel time,
> during rush hour traffic.


Why aren't you leaving at least an hour before the due time. There must be a least other businesses to keep you occupied before your shop times. You know you are taking a shop during "rush hour" traffic. It not the MSC fault that the time frame has change. Time frame is usually the Client call.
> Why aren't you leaving at least an hour before the
> due time. There must be a least other businesses
> to keep you occupied before your shop times. You
> know you are taking a shop during "rush hour"
> traffic. It not the MSC fault that the time frame
> has change. Time frame is usually the Client
> call.

What? You haven't done these before, have you?
What you wrote does not make any sense whatsoever.
In this case, it is the msc who have changed the time frame. They are leaving themselves leeway, in case shoppers run late, or enter the store too early. The old, yet current msc gives us the benefit of the doubt that we can do our job and shop times are 4-7pm. If you know this job, then you would know that I am not talking about one store, but traveling time between multiple stores. Please do not comment, if you have no clue.

Not my circus - Not my monkeys @(*.*)@

~Polish Proverb~
The cubbiecat has spoken. ;-)

I get it. I am lucky to be able to fit two of those shops within the three hour time frame. The traffic here is a b*tch and it will only get worse once the snowbirds get here.

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