Oh, no! I did it again!

Did a fast food for Marketforce yesterday. Pushed the red button, gave my order, waited 25 minutes (yes, longer than required -- I waited that long just to actually SEE a living carhop!). My order never arrived, so no receipt, no food photos.

Gotta tell ya, good thing it was -- when I got home and slung my bag on the couch, sitting there in solitary splendor was the battery for my camera!

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Couple of years ago, I had a car wash shop. Went to the wrong location and had the car washed. Arrived home and started filling out the report and halfway through the report, realized the location was wrong..Pricey car wash and for what nothingsmiling smiley
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Got full credit and full points for schlepping around a small standee instead of a purchasable item. Seems the actual items for the gig were too large for the available cart while someone else had the flat cart that I could have wrassled a big ol' thing onto [with only a little puffing and other embarrassments] for this gig. Seeing me contend with an oversized heavy thing would have made anyone laugh. Some things are better unseen.

I actually liked this shop. I had done due diligence online before leaving home and I had no expectation of finding some eligible thing that I could handle in that location. But you know me.... I did what was possible and let it develop. As it turned out, I learned what this product could do-- with and without a little more construction work-- and I even took pictures of additional signage that would support my defense of my work in the event that I needed to explain. I did not need to explain or defend. I simply got an education, a top score, and some money. I would do this again.

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I wonder how they verify the visit when this happens.
@ceasesmith wrote:

Did a fast food for Marketforce yesterday. Pushed the red button, gave my order, waited 25 minutes (yes, longer than required -- I waited that long just to actually SEE a living carhop!). My order never arrived, so no receipt, no food photos.

Gotta tell ya, good thing it was -- when I got home and slung my bag on the couch, sitting there in solitary splendor was the battery for my camera!

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I don't know.

I normally take a photo of the place and put it in the report, even though they don't ask for that.

I do know in the comments, I put the stall # I was in, the EXACT time I pushed the red button, the EXACT time it was answered, and the exact time I was done ordering. I tell them the number of cars that arrived and parked after me; this time, I also noted the times they left after not receiving any orders.

I also quoted exactly what the electronic ordering board said, including the name of the carhop that was "on her way with your order", but who never showed up.

I suppose, with those exact timings, they can check their video?

I have had this happen at at least 4 of these locations; I have always given that amount of detail, and I have also always been paid.

Also, when I'm leaving, I note the tag number and make/year of the cars still there. Don't know if that's even legal.

Do NOT, repeat, NOT, take this as a sign that you can say you went, and just not go! You will be deactivated, 100% certainty. I do not know how they verify, but I assure you they do, somehow!

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I wonder how they verify the visit when this happens.
@ceasesmith wrote:

Did a fast food for Marketforce yesterday. Pushed the red button, gave my order, waited 25 minutes (yes, longer than required -- I waited that long just to actually SEE a living carhop!). My order never arrived, so no receipt, no food photos.

Gotta tell ya, good thing it was -- when I got home and slung my bag on the couch, sitting there in solitary splendor was the battery for my camera!

smiling smiley

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@mjt9598 wrote:

I wonder how they verify the visit when this happens.
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I dunno but it has happened to me twice and the report was approved.
be aware too of this scenario if you are tempted to cheat. I once did a pick up from my car for a call in order for a sit down restaurant. I waited over an hour to finally get my order. I was not supposed to go inside so I called after a 20 minute wait and then again. One of the times the manager happened to answer the phone. He never came outside to see me or my car but when he got the report, for which I was paid, he told the msc he knew who I was. I was banned from ever shopping that place again because the manager supposedly knew who I was.
@sandyf, I always wonder about the intelligence of managers who out the shopper. Seems like the smart ones would make a note of what you look like and deliver stellar service in the future, instead they out the shopper, get them banned, feel superior, then have to figure out who the "new" shopper is! Uh, yeah, that worked well for ya'
I had a friend who worked in Charlie Brown's (a regional restaurant chain that grew to maybe 60 locations and has now shrunk to one location) that was shopped extensively in its heyday. She claimed that they knew exactly who the shoppers were because of some of the required questions. They indeed chose to provide exemplary service in order to get high scores and various bonuses. That made perfect sense to me.

I did shops for a convenience store chain attached to various brands of gas stations. I asked the ridiculous questions (which never changed) and always got the correct answers and great service. Then I had to do the revealed part. It was very clear that by then they were expecting the reveal.

Shopping Southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware above the canal, and southwestern NJ since 2008
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