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Fyi a movie shop concern: a diabetic can have sugar to a certain extent; but, monitoring sugar is required to order a dessert. We have done this shop before and ordered a dessert cookie for $1.25 sugar levels were okay.

Well this time sugar levels were too highhigh to order cookie.

We spent over for both of us to order dessert. Food was approx $66 plus more money for tickets. The scheduler manager wont even present the shop to client to see if client can understand the damage to a diabetic if too much sugar is consumed. Perhaps other entities can persuade this seemingly uncaring person to present the circumstances to the client. I am sure the client won't deny the shop over a cookie for $1.25.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/04/2016 02:22PM by Itsybitsy1.

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Do you actually have to evaluate the taste of the cookie? Perhaps you could purchase the cookie and give it to someone else later, a friend or neighbor?
Why didn't you buy the cookie and just take a small, small bite? As a nurse and wife of a diabetic, I understand diabetes... there are many things you can do... such as have a few less bites of dinner food... I certainly understand being diabetic and sugars being too high, but I also can see where there are other things you could have done to make this workout.
I do not have to give you my medical history as that is a HIPPA protected item. I am quite capable of knowing when something is an issue.
Evaluation of the food is required. Besides, one should not force someone to do something that may jeopardize ones health, No one knows what is good for you may be bad for someone else. So to say eat a small bite when there is an issue is not acceptable.
I would not accept a shop if I had a medical problem that would be affected by it. Sometimes it is hard for people to understand fully well something that they have not experienced. If even just taking a tiny bite will raise your sugar level, maybe you should tell your scheduler or write a comment in the report. If they have a problem with that, your health is more important than completing a shop successfully by sacrificing it.
Sorry but your health is your own problem. Follow the guidelines if you want to get paid. Don't pick up the shop next time. This has nothing to do with being uncaring.
@Itsybitsy1 wrote:

Evaluation of the food is required. Besides, one should not force someone to do something that may jeopardize ones health, No one knows what is good for you may be bad for someone else. So to say eat a small bite when there is an issue is not acceptable.

See here's the thing - you were not forced to take the job - as an independent contractor it was your choice. My husband has had celiac's since 1982...long before there was even any gluten free recognition at restaurants and he figured out how to work around it for shops OR not take the shops. There are some he just can't manage due to the requirements.

Liz
As an independent contractor, no accommodation has to be made for medical or other conditions. You were free to not accept the job if ordering and tasting a dessert would be detrimental to your health. Once you accepted the assignment, you were required to complete it as specified in order to be paid and reimbursed. I have declined shops which require me to order items which I know cause me gastric distress, and others which require that I order and taste food that I don't like. If I don't want to eat shrimp (for instance) for any reason, then I would not accept a shop which requires me to order shrimp cocktail. If I feel that eating raw oysters is dangerous, then I would not accept a shop which requires that I eat oysters on the half shell.

Shopping Southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware above the canal, and southwestern NJ since 2008
@Itsybitsy1 wrote:

I do not have to give you my medical history as that is a HIPPA protected item. I am quite capable of knowing when something is an issue.
Someone with such medical problems should know that HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996. I'm not sure what HIPPA is.
I think if you read the whole thread, you would realize a diabetic monitors their glucose levels. They can have carbs which also turn to sugar and, of course, various carbs are better than others. They can also have foods that are known to contain sugar - but in moderation. As I mentioned the cookie that was ordered in a prior shop was not an issue as the monitoring indicated it was okay for one but maybe not for the other. So if two people are required to be at a shop and both diabetics,

it is I believe a violation of a disability and perhaps EEOC guidelines to insist that one eat a food that contains sugar if it will cause harm to your body knowing that one has a disability. There are such things as disability laws that protect people. I have seen reputable companies state on food shops that even though alcohol is required at the shop that if it is a problem then you don't have to order alcohol. I don't think one has the credentials or knowledge to evaluate the quality of alcohol to be told they have to order it.

So, obviously this manager scheduler does not know disability guidelines and perhaps turned the shop in and is using the comments she makes not to pay the shopper? Only asking or course. So, in essence to say from the MSC that they won't pay you unless you jeopardize your health. Or, they want to insist to get paid you jeopardize your health. That is insane.
As I stated diabetics can eat certain foods in moderation and take their medication to help curb spikes or crashes in glucose levels. Perhaps people should read my posts before they make negative comments saying don't take the shop. Last minute issues can occur during a dinner or before the dinner to prevent the consumption of an item that causes harm to your body. Perhaps editors need not comment on shoppers post from their point of view to prevent a shopper from being paid. Perhaps editors want to pocket the money and not pay the shopper? Only saying perhaps of course.
Sounds like your diabetes was an excuse and mute point because you did not follow the guidelines.
I ignore your opinions that are based on what you assume. People that don't read or pose as shoppers making connents negatively about shoppers are typically working for mystery shopper companies/shills on the site?
@Itsybitsy1 wrote:

it is I believe a violation of a disability and perhaps EEOC guidelines to insist that one eat a food that contains sugar if it will cause harm to your body knowing that one has a disability. There are such things as disability laws that protect people. I have seen reputable companies state on food shops that even though alcohol is required at the shop that if it is a problem then you don't have to order alcohol. I don't think one has the credentials or knowledge to evaluate the quality of alcohol to be told they have to order it.

You are misinformed. In the majority of cases, you are an INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR so the EEOC does not apply to you. The EEOC is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

@Itsybitsy1 wrote:

So, obviously this manager scheduler does not know disability guidelines and perhaps turned the shop in and is using the comments she makes not to pay the shopper? Only asking or course. So, in essence to say from the MSC that they won't pay you unless you jeopardize your health. Or, they want to insist to get paid you jeopardize your health. That is insane.
You are the one who jeopardized YOUR health by agreeing to take the MS job in the first place. If you are so concerned about your health, just don't do food shops. It is really that simple. Stay at home and learn to cook some healthy meals. There are plenty of recipes geared toward diabetes.

@Itsybitsy1 wrote:

That is insane.
I agree with you 100%. This thread IS insane! Quit wasting our time by throwing a Pity Party for yourself. Put your big girl panties on. Enough already.
The EEOC does not cover independent contractors. My husband is diabetic. If your sugar is that out of control, then perhaps you should carry your medicine with you or at the least speak to you doctor. A cookie should not affect you if you are on proper medication. Most companies state that if you have certain dietary restrictions that you should not take a shop. As a healthcare manager, I can tell you that just telling a company that you have a dietary restriction is not a HIPAA violation at all. HIPAA is a huge and complex law that most people do not understand. You telling someone your own health issues is not a violation. Someone asking your health issues is not a violation. It only becomes a violation if said company knows your condition and releases it to others. If you know that you have restrictions and see that the shop requires something that will not work for you, it is your responsibility to cancel the shop.
EEOC investigates all work related matters. Independent or not. I have read too many posts from 2011 on other sites from independent contractors about Intellishop and current 2016 posts. Both employees who have said editors can make reports look good but yet shoppers get complaints and not paid when shops highly rated. Also read many many reviews from shoppers current on BBB complaining of shops rated 10 not getting paid. I've learned from employees reviews as well as shopper reviews that I would not recomnend this company. Shills on this site also.
@Sybil2 wrote:

@Itsybitsy1 wrote:


@Itsybitsy1 wrote:

That is insane.
I agree with you 100%. This thread IS insane! Quit wasting our time by throwing a Pity Party for yourself. Put your big girl panties on. Enough already.

Most of the threads itsybitsy starts seem to be odd, almost as though she is just trying to stir things up with unrealistic situations. Nothing ever seems to work out so that she successfully completes shops. She does not seem to want any advice, so I am not sure why she bothers to post here unless she just gets a kick out of stirring things up. I would like to read about some of her successful shops.

Itsybitsy seems particularly confused by her independent contractor status, complaining that she will report companies to BBB or that she is somehow protected by disability laws or EEOC. Maybe we need a thread in the New Mystery Shopper area explaining that none of these things apply to independent contractors who are in business for themselves.
By the way, I am well versed in HIPPA. I have worked in a company that dealt with training employees in HIPPA. Someone asking your health issues is a violation of the disability law and HIPPA privacy act. Read the word privacy. Why do you think that you have to give your employer or independent company you do work for permission to even inquire thru your physician about your health. Your physician must have your company or independent companies name on their records to release private information. Also disability specifics do not have to be revealed. All one has to say is that there is one. Discrimination is not allowed. To exclude is not allowed. However to make an accommadation is required if one can still do the work. Not to ask the client is refusing to make an accommadation on the part of Intellishop. The client should be asked!!! Really any intelligent person would see that. But, refusing on the part of scheduling manager to present the issue to the client is the bigger issue. Do you think that they just don't want to pay as so many reviews by excellent shoppers on the BBB have stated from 2011 to most recent in Sept 2016??
@Itsybitsy1 wrote:

By the way, I am well versed in HIPPA. I have worked in a company that dealt with training employees in HIPPA. Someone asking your health issues is a violation of the disability law and HIPPA privacy act. Read the word privacy. Why do you think that you have to give your employer or independent company you do work for permission to even inquire thru your physician about your health. Your physician must have your company or independent companies name on their records to release private information. Also disability specifics do not have to be revealed. All one has to say is that there is one. Discrimination is not allowed. To exclude is not allowed. However to make an accommadation is required if one can still do the work. Not to ask the client is refusing to make an accommadation on the part of Intellishop. The client should be asked!!! Really any intelligent person would see that. But, refusing on the part of scheduling manager to present the issue to the client is the bigger issue. Do you think that they just don't want to pay as so many reviews by excellent shoppers on the BBB have stated from 2011 to most recent in Sept 2016??

It is not HIPPA it is HIPAA- The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. I work with it everyday. Obviously you did not work in training for the act since you do not even know the acronym. BBB is for consumers, not independent contractors.
@roflwofl wrote:

Most of the threads itsybitsy starts seem to be odd, almost as though she is just trying to stir things up with unrealistic situations. Nothing ever seems to work out so that she successfully completes shops. She does not seem to want any advice, so I am not sure why she bothers to post here unless she just gets a kick out of stirring things up. I would like to read about some of her successful shops.

I think it is time to buy a new pair of shoes. I tried scraping it off but it is very sticky. Maybe it is from all the sugar residue.

@roflwofl wrote:

Itsybitsy seems particularly confused by her independent contractor status, complaining that she will report companies to BBB or that she is somehow protected by disability laws or EEOC. Maybe we need a thread in the New Mystery Shopper area explaining that none of these things apply to independent contractors who are in business for themselves.
There seems to be a recent influx of "confused" forum members lately. Maybe it is a conspiracy. I can picture the poor diabetic being strapped down to a chair and being force-fed cookies!
@Itsybitsy1 wrote:

EEOC investigates all work related matters. Independent or not. I have read too many posts from 2011 on other sites from independent contractors about Intellishop and current 2016 posts. Both employees who have said editors can make reports look good but yet shoppers get complaints and not paid when shops highly rated. Also read many many reviews from shoppers current on BBB complaining of shops rated 10 not getting paid. I've learned from employees reviews as well as shopper reviews that I would not recomnend this company. Shills on this site also.

From the EEOC website-

Therefore, any individual deemed to be an independent
contractor, partner or non-employee, will likely not be
protected under the laws enforced by the Commission.

By the way, EEOC stands for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in case you were wondering.

Also, if you do not like Intellishop, then stop taking assignments from them. That is the beauty of being an independent contractor- YOU choose what assignments you take.

We can argue all day but that is pointless. Your posts are inaccurate.


Edited for a spelling error.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/04/2016 06:21PM by casper7776.
No one asked you to provide your medical history. You're deflecting attention from the issue. You stated that you are diabetic and didn't bring medication with you even though you knew the shop required you to purchase and eat food. How is that the client's fault?
Check them our on mystery shopper companies

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/04/2016 02:27PM by Itsybitsy1.
@Itsybitsy1 wrote:

By the way, I am well versed in HIPPA. I have worked in a company that dealt with training employees in HIPPA. Someone asking your health issues is a violation of the disability law and HIPPA privacy act. Read the word privacy. Why do you think that you have to give your employer or independent company you do work for permission to even inquire thru your physician about your health. Your physician must have your company or independent companies name on their records to release private information. Also disability specifics do not have to be revealed. All one has to say is that there is one. Discrimination is not allowed. To exclude is not allowed. However to make an accommadation is required if one can still do the work. Not to ask the client is refusing to make an accommadation on the part of Intellishop. The client should be asked!!! Really any intelligent person would see that. But, refusing on the part of scheduling manager to present the issue to the client is the bigger issue. Do you think that they just don't want to pay as so many reviews by excellent shoppers on the BBB have stated from 2011 to most recent in Sept 2016??
Funny. Maybe you are well versed in HIPPA but you are NOT well versed in HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996. You are on a PUBLIC forum announcing your health status. I think you need to check your glucose levels; something is off-balance.
Straight up, you're being ridiculous. You could have eaten less dinner and made allowance for the cookie. It's not Intelli shop's job to watch your health. They clearly laid out the guidelines and you didn't plan ahead accordingly to meet them. Stop trying to make it more than it is.
Most of the threads itsybitsy starts seem to be odd, almost as though she is just trying to stir things up with unrealistic situations. Nothing ever seems to work out so that she successfully completes shops. She does not seem to want any advice, so I am not sure why she bothers to post here unless she just gets a kick out of stirring things up. I would like to read about some of her successful shops.

Itsybitsy seems particularly confused by her independent contractor status, complaining that she will report companies to BBB or that she is somehow protected by disability laws or EEOC. Maybe we need a thread in the New Mystery Shopper area explaining that none of these things apply to independent contractors who are in business for themselves.[/quote]

So true!
Okay people, I'm calling it. This is an attention-seeking, pity party type of troll who is posting totally inaccurate information. Just report her to the mods or Jacob. Most of us would rather be making money than dealing with this nonsense. Don't feed the troll.
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