Most likely, theres a new shopper in your area thats accepting the jobs left and right for the rediculously cheap pay amount, and not requesting PAD, bcuz they think its only for milage. I'd give it a few weeks, and i guarentee things will pick up after the "newbie" realizes that the projects arent as easy as they thought. I have encountered this on several different occasions, and its only temporary. I will not accept most jobs unless Im approved for a reasonable requested PAD. I know that I do very thorough and complete projects, am always courtious and respectful of the client, and am very reliable, and the schedulers know it as well. Even though there was a period of 2 or more months that I wasnt able to accept any work due to circumstances with my vehicle repairs with GM, and bcuz I kept them updated on what was going on the whole time, the "newbie rush" doesn't last long, and as soon as they stop accepting the jobs for peanuts, the schedulers are right back to contacting you as before, and usually with a decent PAD offer, or very willing to accept any reasonable PAD request from you. This type of thing is going to happen often bcuz they are also in the business to make money, and want to get the job completed for the least amount of money possible. I do jobs for quite a few different companies, so when a "newbie rush" does happen with one, I still have plenty of opportunities to work and make the same amount of money as always. As long as you do good work, the schedulers will definitely keep turning to you when they need a project completed.
I have done four shops from them and get 4-5 texts/calls a week to do a shop. The standard rate in my area for an OSI is $17. This requires calling the contact person and scheduling an appointment for me to visit the site. The site visit typically takes about 20 minutes. I can only assume that when they call me, they are having difficulty scheduling the shop or they up against a deadline. I request $30 for the $17 shop and never get that accepted. Where am I going wrong or are there just too many folks that will work for $10/hr? I like their jobs, but damn they seem to pay really poorly.
Which is never more than $3-$5 in Southern CA. Ask Irene.@nslinhar wrote:
Paid Authorized Distance = PAD
What Fujikochan said. I only buy groceries that I would normally be buying and the stores I do without PAD are stores nearby that I already shop at so even if the project payment is only $5 and reimbursement is $9, I’m making $14 for about 30 minutes of work. It takes a lot of planning grocery wise but last week I did 9 shops in two days (3 had PAD) and made $171 because I just split my grocery shopping into 9 different purchases. It was a total of about 8-9 hours of work, when including the time it took to input, and I didn’t drive very far. I do this on the side for a little extra money. Once you do many of them they’re pretty quick and you get to know the stores and the employees which makes it faster. I imagine this is how most people think about it.