I much prefer the way Maritz used to schedule the gas station shops but Ipsos has their way it is what it is. If you have done the blue shops successfully for a while you might try contacting your supervisor and request an extension to the third week.
@French Farmer wrote:
I'm trying to stay out of the fray of the other string regarding IPSOS paying on time.
But, this one continues to bother me: It is the way IPSOS scheduless their shopping dates - especially so, for their gas station shops (the Blue ones and the Yellow ones).
When Maritz handled these shops, they had a pull down menu for self assigning the Blue shops again after finishing the debrief (their name for the report) as the rotation would allow. The pull down menu went out 3 weeks, albeit, the third week was a few days short of a complete week.
For me, it allowed me to plan accordingly, keeping winter weather in mind, and other obstacles, etc.
When IPSOS took over, it was changed to only the first 2 weeks of the month. For myself, it became difficult to manage spreading out all the shops I did into a 2 week time period, especially so, with Covid - 19. Subsequently, I dropped many shops.
They are still allowing shoppers to self assign after finishing the report for the 2 week period of the next rotation - No big deal for me there.
However, as I continue to look at available shops on their Job Board, I now notice now that they only have allowable, available dates of only for the first week (this month, the last date to perform the shop is September 8 - the first week of the month - there is no second week). That's not much time given the Labor Day holiday weekend. In the past, I've done shops on that holiday - but really, for me, I like a day off.
Okay, that's my preference.
So, what bothers me is: As I sit here September 4th, at my laptop viewing all the possible Blue and Yellow gas stations available, they still have that September 8th end date. So maybe they'll extend it? But when?