Market Force Cutting it fees

I have been accepting assignments for Market Force for over 6 years, in fact recently I received a congratulatory message from them for having completed 1000 successful shop. How am I being rewarded? They are once again cutting the fees on some of there shops.
I have complained to them in the past, and have gotten the standard response: That the from time to time they review their shops and make adjustments in the fees. The funny thing is I have never seen them adjust their fees up, only down. Oops I forgot, they did increase the 5 Guys reimbursement from $11.00 to $12.00.
This morning when I opened their "Daily email." I noticed they had now cut the fee offered on Kmart and Sears stores from $25.00 to $20.00, and Sears Auto Centers from $10.00 to $8.00 When I first started, Market Force were offering $10.00 for "Conoco-Phillips-76" gas station Mystery Shops and Audits plus up to $2.00 reimbursement for a required store purchase. Over the last couple of years that fee was reduced to $9.00 and again to $8.00. On top of that they now require a 2 Gal. fuel purchase as well as the store purchase, and while they have increased the reimbursement, they have capped it at $5.00. I realize that might not be a problem in some areas, however in Southern California a gal. of gas an a "76" station is close to $3.00 per gallon. As you can see my required purchase exceeds the capped reimbursement.
I is my recommendation that we as shoppers refuse to accept assignments from Market Force until they restore their fees and reimbursements to previous levels. It is also my recommendation that we as shoppers bombard the help desk with email explaining why we are refusing to accept their assignment, and further to re-post this message to any other shopper forums that you might subscribe to.
If they can't get find enough shoppers accept their jobs, mayge they will get the message and quit trying to screw the verry people they claim are so improtant to their business.
Thank you for reading this post
Pete Love
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Pete, as a 3 year member of the forum, you must be aware that naming the client when you have named the MSC is not only a violation of the most basic rule of the forum but is also, most likely, a violation of the ICA that you have signed with the MSC. Please remove all client names.

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
"It is also my recommendation that we as shoppers bombard the help desk with email explaining why we are refusing to accept their assignment, and further to re-post this message to any other shopper forums that you might subscribe to."

Eh.

Shopping the Greater Denver Area, Colorado Springs and in-between in Colorado. 29 year old male and willing to travel! Badged for Denver International Airport.
@peterclove wrote:

How am I being rewarded?

I is my recommendation that we as shoppers refuse to accept assignments from Market Force until they restore their fees and reimbursements to previous levels. It is also my recommendation that we as shoppers bombard the help desk with email explaining why we are refusing to accept their assignment, and further to re-post this message to any other shopper forums that you might subscribe to.
If they can't get find enough shoppers accept their jobs, mayge they will get the message and quit trying to screw the verry people they claim are so improtant to their business.
Thank you for reading this post
Pete Love
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You have done 1,000 shops for Market Force? Did you get paid or were you working free to be a nice guy? How is Market Force being rewarded? You break the Confidentiality Clause of your Independent Contractor Agreement by revealing a bunch of their clients on a public internet forum.

The shops fly off the Job Board even at the lower fees so I doubt enough shoppers would join your revolution to make a difference.

Market Force Help Desk employees read here on the forum, so they may reward you.
In the future, automation and artificial Intelligence will replace a lot of jobs. I expect these fees will remain low as there will be an overabundance of people looking for work.

How am I being rewarded? I asked myself that question. I am being rewarded with generous bonuses several times a month. I duly take one unbonused shop every month. The rest of the time I get phone calls from schedulers.
You should know that they adjust their fees depending on how many shoppers are in the area, and how far away the deadline is. If their fees are smaller it must be working for them. Some areas are tough.

I enjoy awkward questions and uncomfortable silences. This gas station pavement is $%^@*#& hot.
Well, now there's no need for the moderator to edit out all the client names from the OP's post. Apparently, so many of his peers have given the post a thumbs-down that it is no longer visible.
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