I have loved working with this company for a long time. Not often because pay rates are historically low but they are, otherwise, a top notch company. I have been told that they absolutely will not be approving bonuses that have been agreed to in the past, meager as they were. For example, last quarter's petrol shops are still on the board, for next to nothing. Even remote locations. It's like they've taken a page right out of Ipsos' book of keeping all the millions at the top, crying broke and paying contractors peanuts. Or trying to. I used to enjoy their shops. But they want us to work for free (the pay might buy 2 gallons of unreimbursed gas to get to and from a shop) and I. Just. Won't. So, so sad. Thanks for letting me vent.
The red and white shop/audit combos went up $3 here yesterday in an email about being “Heroes” for accepting a certain number of shops. They were snapped up quickly just as was intended.
I could run off so many of their gas stations right now, and over this weekend that they'd go from needing a bunch of them to probably being almost done with my area.
But I won't, for these reasons:
1) With the required pictures, this brand needs to be a revealed audit.
2) No gas reimbursement. With gas prices right now, the lack of reimbursement for fuel is a bigger deal.
3) $13 doesn't excite me.
#1 and #2 are something that the client needs to approve, obviously. They may be stuck with keeping #1 the way it is, but right now, #2 is simply a deal breaker and the client needs to step up and do what their competitors do. Until then, #3 doesn't really matter.
[/quote]@F and L TeleComm wrote:
Sad but kind of true in a way. Sometimes I'm that sucker too. If I want it to go with my route or I just like that store or whatever reason I have at the time. Then other times I have enough work and can afford to pass on those underpaying gigs. But I can say I won't take all of them. There's a red/white gas station in My town that I've done only one time (in five years) and I promise you it was not at night! My husband and I have a "do not shop" list. Places where the owners are butts or are just too dangerous.
In the MS industry, a "Hero" is a "Sucker."