I cancelled my last shop scheduled for Thursday. They are offering on line ordering and curbside pickup only. The MSC wants me to perform the shop and report. It was a dine in for reimbursement only, so that is a hard no. Amazing how some MSCs are sending emails notifying us of cancellations, health concerns, etc. Others just want us to do the shop anyway...for free!
Nope not just you. There are 2 shops on the board where I am too. Yesterday there were 88, all but the 2 that are left had disappeared yesterday by late afternoon. (When I noticed the situation). Crazy thing is the 2 that are left are at the airport. Get it together Market Force. Not only are restaurants suppose to be carry out/drive thru, pick-up only as of Midnight last night, but the airport is the very worst place to send shoppers at the moment.
They have a couple dine-in fast casual shops in the Seattle area that pay well, but you can't dine in. Take out and delivery only. No sign of now quarterly gas stations for April either, as this is about the date they would be posted in advance.
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All mine are cancelled but the coffee shops. I believe the locations will only have" to go" service so I don’t know how I can remain on site for the required observations. Also the question about whether the cashier asks if the order is for here or to go will be interesting.
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I can't believe that I just got a call from them to do a shop that cannot be performed as it is supposed to in my state right now. I'd blame the client on that, though, they should know where certain shops cannot be executed, and tell MF to cancel them.
I got an email last night that my fast casual was cancelled. There are none on the board in my area. They have heavily bonused the drive-in/drive-thru and still have a chicken place dine-in but only the drive-thru is open. I almost want to take it just to get the $3!
Marketforce is just one source of income to me right now. In fact, I'm probably averaging less than $100 a month with them the last 6 months.
I have written the helpdesk, as I have a shop scheduled for tomorrow. I only asked if shoppers are being penalized for cancelling. It was a route, and every other shop on the route has been cancelled by the clients and MSCs, except for this one shop.
I cannot risk being totally deactivated. I also think it's a crummy thing right now to penalize any shopper for cancelling a shop.
It took me waaaay too long to get that, even after reading the whole article!
To be honest, I wasn't sure if @JASFLALMT was being sarcastic, but just quickly jumped on the joke and didn't take time to find the right article. This one would have been more appropriate if you look at the original date, but then you have to dig further into the article than the headline to really get it.:
Directly from the site dated March 12
March 12, 2020
Further to advice issued, Market Force would like to draw your attention to the government guidelines in relation to the Coronavirus. Please see their website links for details and updates: [www.cdc.gov]
We encourage you to practice good hygiene throughout the day using handwash and sanitizer as appropriate.
In addition, if you have carried out an assignment on behalf of Market Force in recent weeks and believe you are at risk of infection, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org detailing the date the assignment was carried out and to where.
April 2nd I just checked the MFI site and there are 2 shops for the rest of the month On 3-30 there were approx 80 shops. I guess the shelter in place order and the fact that just about everything is closed till May put the kibosh on the shopping again. But I have the feeling that we will not start to get back to normal until July or August we have done too little too late to stop it in its tracks.