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I translated "If possible" as meaning daylight only until more money is offered for being out past dark. That's my conclusion - safe or not, haha!
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Regarding darkness preferred.... Midway the instructions state, "These shops can be completed anytime the location is open."
I'm going to be spending the next two weeks doing gas station shops that were supposed to be done by the end of the year. They tried to play hardball with fees, and it backfired. I bet it was fun calling the client and telling them that they had four months to get them done but still couldn't do it.
The schedulers were exasperated and unhappy with the whole process as well. The client loses, The shopper loses, and the scheduler loses. The locations lose because their locations are not going to be done when they were supposed to and now they are wondering what's going on. They're going to blame it on covid and not being able to find enough contractors, but the fact was that they had so many offers that were refused until the very last minute. They will get away with it, probably. The good thing is that I am being rewarded, finally, for not accepting lower amounts earlier this month.
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French Farmer states-- As I understand it, even Social Security has a cost of living increase every year.
Bob comments--Usually, but not always. There were two consecutive years since 2000 when there was not any increase. The reason being that it is tied to the cost-of-living.
As for my complaint of no increase in many years of gas station site inspections, it is an observation, albeit a wry one at that.
As for advising a solution, I believe that horse has left the barn. And, I note on the Job Board, that is what is happening - work stays afloat until each shopper sees their personal tipping point.
I find it somewhat foolish on the particular MSC that at first it only allowed rotational shops to be taken the first 2 weeks of the month versus the old MSC's 3 weeks. After a learning period, the new MSC now finds so many of the rotational shops sitting there that they add incentives at an earlier pace than the old MSC.
Yes, it can be argued that it allows for faster editing (2 weeks assignable versus 3 weeks). Yet, the old stodgy and antiquated MSC seemed to do all of that rather effortlessly.
Nonetheless, it is my feeling that payment inequities should be addressed and criticized.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/07/2022 08:20PM by French Farmer.
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