With the move from the Maritz legacy platform, it would appear the days of negotiating for bundles are gone?
Seeing as the base pay for both Blue and Yellow stations is grossly inadequate for the amount of work, the thought of no more lucrative, high-mileage routes to the boonies is giving me the sads.
Am I missing something?
The Exxons in my region were all at $12 to start. I had never done them before and created a route of 7 because their "time estimates" for the jobs. Needless to say, I sent them all follow up emails regarding their pay amount and said I wouldn't agree to that price ever again. I ended up landing a few at $40 a pop because no one else would take them.
These were the quarterlies, I believe. Started at $12, by end of January they had the 37.50 bonuses. For a decade, I was the manager on the other of the shop, the questions they were asking in the reports were what we used to get for our seasonal inspections. It was a mini mystery shop and over 25 photographs of each location.
I have been doing mostly gas stations and convenience store shops for the past year and love them. I can travel all over and I enjoy it. But IPSOS is making it insanely crazy to plan anything. They have had the yellow/red stations on their board for my state for weeks. The bonus keeps going up and I keep offering to take them on the following weekend, only to be told by the scheduler "we can't schedule out that long. It has to be done tomorrow." I tell her no one is going to do it and that is why they are still on the board. So I go and book someone else for the weekend only to see them still there. I hate this,
I hate not being able to self-schedule so you can't add to a route when you are out and I hate that they think someone is going to drive 300 miles to nowhere New Mexico for $40 or worse $12.50. I wonder if these schedulers actually have maps and can see that one job is in one town and the next job is an hour away and then another hour away. These are not things you plan at the last minute. I think like many others my time with them is at an end. Sadly I doubt they will care one bit.
On that note does anyone know of other MSC doing convenience store/gas stations that are easier to work with than IPSOS?