Market Force MS vs Audit

The gas stations are posted for June in my area. This post was initially going to say let me know if you can figure out the difference between MS and Audit; I just figured it out for myself. In my area, it appears that the audits have the longer time window (7AM-8PM) and the MS only are 9:15 AM - 2:45 PM, with no weekend dates available. This is really different.

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@GApeach wrote:

The gas stations are posted for June in my area. This post was initially going to say let me know if you can figure out the difference between MS and Audit; I just figured it out for myself. In my area, it appears that the audits have the longer time window (7AM-8PM) and the MS only are 9:15 AM - 2:45 PM, with no weekend dates available. This is really different.

Thanks for the heads up! I have my eye out for more of the MS version.
How long do the audits take? Both on-site, and input time? They've got one about a half hour from me for $25, and I'm considering it, but don't know what I'm getting myself into
@katioard wrote:

How long do the audits take? Both on-site, and input time? They've got one about a half hour from me for $25, and I'm considering it, but don't know what I'm getting myself into
If you are referring to the mystery shop/audit, it took me one hour and 1/2 for mine. It took me another hour to fill out report, upload and link all photos to the report. Likely considered slow by many standards but I tend to get faster the more I do of them. That was my first one. smiling smiley
Thanks SunnyDays2! I feel like I'm kinda slow compared to others; and like you, I get faster the more I do. I'm glad I didn't take it at $25... I would not have been happy with that amount for 3.5 hours of my time after traveling!

I did end up with the job tho... They called. But I was able to get a better rate. So glad I decided to wait and see what responses I got here before self-assigning!
Well... It took me about an hour on-site. This is the first gas station audit I've done for MF, but I've done 2 other brands for another company... And other audits for MF. I found the directions for pump compliance very confusing. They seemed to switch half way through wether you were supposed to mark something if it was compliant, or mark if it was not compliant. I'm sure it'll take a while to make sure I input everything correctly.
I only do the mystery shop gas stations for MF. The no weekends and timings have changed as of June for the mystery shops. They called my husband and asked him to do one of the audits for $15 - in a town about 75 miles from here. He said that it was too far and with too little pay. The woman said, "Well, you've done this location before for $9." My husband explained that THAT shop was a mystery shop, not an audit, AND we were passing through that town on the way to our farm in OK... Seriously? The schedulers don't get the difference in mystery shops vs. audits? And the amount of time it takes to do the audit vs. the mystery shop?
@katioard wrote:

How long do the audits take? Both on-site, and input time? They've got one about a half hour from me for $25, and I'm considering it, but don't know what I'm getting myself into

At $25, I'd say that's a steal and a good deal for the shopper for the "revealed audit" version of this shop.

Shopping the Greater Denver Area, Colorado Springs and in-between in Colorado. 28 year old male and willing to travel! Badged for Denver International Airport.
They use to list the audits for more money...Now they offer only $9 for the audit. I refuse and take the mystery shops only.
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