I sent in for a $7 shop with them this week and asked for a PAD of only the toll to get there. I got a curt email saying there was no PAD for this shop. Well, then, explain to me why I would complete a shop that would cost me $6 in toll in order to earn only $7 in payment (and there is no other way to get there than the toll route). I sent back a curt email stating that.
I applied for a self-assigned parking shop. Afterward, I wondered why in the world I would do the shop for $8.00. I cancelled the shop and told them why. They asked if I would do it for $12.00 and I agreed. I think if more of us would negotiate, not only with TF, but all the MSC's perhaps they would get the hint.
I'm not a fan of Trendsource, but the reality is, they are not making anyone accept their low paying shops. So basically shoppers should determine if it's worth it.
If shoppers keep on accepting low wages, Trendsource and others like them ,will continue to offer low payment for shops.
So the ball is in the shoppers court.
Trendsource wants you to take a picture of your plate of food, the interior of the restaurant, and the outside of the restaurant. I did so and the manager shouted at me. I told him the food was very good and that I enjoyed the meal. I got into my car and left the parking lot. The manager did scare me though. This shop paid for the meal for one person and gave you $7.00. I feel like I am afraid to go back to that restaurant because they might shout at me again.
I know. How companies continue to get shoppers to take these jobs is beyond my obviously limited comprehension!
I went into this business for several reasons. One was to save money. I do certain jobs for companies that pay low and do four, five or six of them on the same day and close to each other. For me, I look at it like I am getting free groceries for doing the job. I just dump my shoppers' pay in with the grocery purchase and walk out of each store with a meal for a day.