DO NOT SHOP FOR THIS COMPANY UNLESS YOU LIKE WAITING MONTHS AND MONTHS TO GET PAID!
I'M SERIOUS. NEXT TO LAST TIME I SHOPPED FOR THEM I HAD TO WAIT ALMOST 6 MONTHS AND MANY EMAILS LATER ONLY SOME OF WHICH WERE EVEN ANSWERED.
THEY SAID THEY HAD A PROBLEM SO I GAVE THEM ANOTHER CHANCE IN OCTOBER. AS OF THIS MOMENT IT IS FEBRUARY AND I STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED PAYMENT. THEY HAVE THE NERVE TO REQUIRE THAT YOU SUBMIT YOUR REPORT THE SAME DAY YOU FINISH THE SHOP BY 5PM BUT WHEN IT COMES TO PAYING YOU...OH WELL, YOU CAN WAIT. I AM AN EXCELLENT SHOPPER SO OF COURSE I FOLLOW ALL REQUIREMENTS BUT IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE. I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO SO I AM TURNING TO THE INTERNET AND I FOUND THIS REALLY GREAT SITE!
THANKS FOR HAVING IT I HAVE LEARNED A LOT JUST FROM READING THE THINGS ON HERE.
I AM WONDERING IF ANYONE ELSE HAS WORKED WITH FREEMAN GROUP WITHIN THE LAST TWO YEARS AND WHAT THE EXPERIENCE WAS LIKE FOR YOU, AS FAR AS GETTING PAID ON TIME.
SORRY ABOUT THE ALL CAPS BUT I AM STEAMED! GRRRRRRRRRR.
THANKS FOR READING AND PUTTING UP WITH THIS RANT. I FEEL BETTER NOW ;0)
I'm glad you feel better. Generally when posting on a forum all capital letters is considered to be shouting and frankly I didn't read all of your rant because all caps is difficult to read. If you have perused this forum at all you will know that there have been issues of payment for more than two years. Most folks have researched the companies they sign up with so don't get swept up in the corporate problems. The hope was that they were getting this straightened out to a more 'normal' pay cycle of 12 weeks--still way to long for many/most of us.
I do regret that it has been so frustrating for you. Read around the forum for companies that are treating shoppers more appropriately.
I guess I was too trusting in accepting work. I just thought that if I completed the work on time that I would then get paid in a timely manner. You can bet a dime to a donut I will research from now on. I was expecting a company to act in a professional manner - that's how I run my business - but more fool me.
Forgive me, I didn't mean to be rude or shout at any one but did want to warn anyone thinking of shopping for The Freeman Group so they wouldn't waste their time and effort and gas, like I did, much more than anything else because Freeman Group's payment time sucks. As I said I only found this site recently and the first I shopped with them was about a year, year and half ago. I did some preliminary research (which I did not find a thing) but I didn't realize I needed to do more extensive research I guess.
I will look around this site and hopefully find some better companies. Earning some extra bucks here and there helps me care for my cats and buy medicines that are needed. Plus, I think it's mostly a fun way to make some extra cash, so I would like to keep shopping.
Anyway, I know it's kinda long (yep, I will probably be good at writing those narratives but I hope you will read this one at least down to here, where I say thank you for the response..I was thinking of giving up on finding any more good shops but now with this great resource (site) I will try a bit more on for size.
And, I promise, no more all caps!
I understand your frustration. If you go back through the Freeman threads you will know that I personally have always liked the company. They have treated me very well in the past. But under the current pay situation I am no longer working for/with them. They never were Jack Rabbit with their pay, but the timing was reasonable and did not require begging and getting empty promises.
There are some quite reasonable companies to work with out there that would be pleased to see your narratives. I don't know what kinds of shops you like to do, but would suggest that A Closer Look and some of the other companies that have restaurants do tend to go gaga over well written narratives.
Certainly one of the advantages of shopper forums is that there are plenty of nuggets of useful information hidden away amidst the posturing and complaints :^) [don't kick me fellow forumites, you know there is all SORTS of stuff in here]. Read with a cynical eye as you will find there are very different approaches to shopping as well as preferences and desired benefits.
Did you know that you can actually spend hours reading on here? I bet you did
I've already learned a TON of stuff that will be very useful and other stuff that was just plain interesting. I wound up reading until very late in the night - finally had to quit so I could go to bed. Found a whole list of MS companies - I sure didn't know there were so many! I even found a link to a movie someone had made of a conversation, I guess, from on here. I almost fell out of my seat it was so hilarious. Read some funny jokes and went to bed in a good mood in spite of a very long day. It's great to see so many contributing and helping each other out.