I perform grocery shops monthly for Service Check for 5 different locations. The shops are not hard but the narratives take at least 2 hours because they want every single detail. Even through my rating is usually a “10”, there is always some remark on what I forgot to include. They are really picky. The shop pays $40 and I usually wait until there is a $15 bonus attached before I accept. When is it okay to ask the MSP for a bonus? I try to wait until the end of the month when they are desperately trying to fill the shops. Most times, they will start at $5 then $8 then $10 and wait to see if anyone accepts before they offer $15.
You all sound delusional. With thousands of shoppers competing for the same jobs, no company has to cater to your inflated opinion of your worth. There is always another shopper out there they can go to. Also you can take jobs in your area where expenses won’t be incurred. I wouldn’t even want a job that took 2 hours report time. You aren’t worth to a company what you think you are worth to yourself...something to remember.
FWIW, I would never do a $40 shop that took 2 hours to complete. Oh my goodness. My goal is to make $60 an hour mystery shopping. I won't do business in which I make less than $30 an hour. My time is more valuable than that. When I calculate how "long" it took I factor everything into the equation ~ requesting the shop, reading the instructions, driving to/from the location, doing the report, making sure I get paid.