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Mystery Shopping Thread 23 *PLEASE READ THE OP FIRST**PLEASE NO CLIENT NAMES OR FEES
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Old 30-04-2012, 6:39 PM
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Are MF trying to regain the title from RA or something?
This was 6 months out of date so I've changed it.
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And has anyone else noticed that its the companies which pay the least which are the strictist on when they want the report back to them. I reckon they get let down a lot because if a better paid job comes up then they are likely to be let down.
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Old 30-04-2012, 7:35 PM
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SHOPPING CENTRES and TOY SHOPS on RA
BEDS on RE/MF

Thanks for the alert mimi but aren't these fees shocking? I accepted a bed job and failed the test because I just assumed there was a reimbursement, as previously. Glad I failed because there is no way I am going to do it for that amount.
The fee is terrible! I can't believe people actually work for those fees. I wonder how much MF get paid to carry out the shops and what per centage actually gets passed onto the shopper.

Does anyone do any work for Coyle? I'm doing my first job for them next week and I'm a bit nervous because they sound so strict.
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I'm kind of surprised the fees and reimbursements from MF havn't plumeted. The new owners will have borrowed to buy it and they'll need to pay it back sooner rather than later.
This was 6 months out of date so I've changed it.
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Old 30-04-2012, 8:06 PM
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I'm kind of surprised the fees and reimbursements from MF havn't plumeted. The new owners will have borrowed to buy it and they'll need to pay it back sooner rather than later.
There really wasn't much lower they could go was there?
Jobs are sticking now if they reduce fees further they will not get them done.
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Old 30-04-2012, 8:25 PM
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SHOPPING CENTRES and TOY SHOPS on RA
BEDS on RE/MF

Thanks for the alert mimi but aren't these fees shocking? I accepted a bed job and failed the test because I just assumed there was a reimbursement, as previously. Glad I failed because there is no way I am going to do it for that amount.
I know barbz, but to each their own. The beds tend to get snapped up quite fast near me. I guess if someone is really short of cash, they will do them at that rate.

Again with the RA rates, someone swiped a toy shop with a fee so low I would not even get a leg out of bed for.
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Well done weeg and Big Graeme. Two thumbs up.

And two fingers up to Retail Active. Second week in a row, named and shamed.

If someone wants to PM me the assignment fee and reimburssment, I'll happily stick it on here. I don't work for them anymore, so don't give a Tommy Tit.

Retail Active, you could suck golf balls through a garden hose.
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Word of warning. When doing travel agents, the ones where you have to give your real name, address etc. They hold your details on record, and can see when you've made enquiries, where for and in which stores. So doing three in one day is going to raise alarm bells.
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Word of warning. When doing travel agents, the ones where you have to give your real name, address etc. They hold your details on record, and can see when you've made enquiries, where for and in which stores. So doing three in one day is going to raise alarm bells.
I'm not sure which MS co you're referring to, but I had this problem when I visited the student one for MF back in January. I think someone added something to my 'record' after one of my previous visits last year - as soon as the MOS looked my name up on the system, she started behaving really weirdly and when she went to get my printout, was accompanied back by a colleague to sit with her and make notes
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My crazy GR holiday woman is still calling me even though I have told her I am not going on a holiday anymore. She phoned me today and asked if I had changed my mind. That's about 10 calls and about 5 emails now.

Do you think I would be OK to tell her I was the mystery shopper and to stop harrassing me? I might have to contact GR tomorrow and see what they say.
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Word of warning. When doing travel agents, the ones where you have to give your real name, address etc. They hold your details on record, and can see when you've made enquiries, where for and in which stores. So doing three in one day is going to raise alarm bells.
Did you do the Durham one for GR?
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The Darlington one only rang once...just before my wife was due to go in for the C-section. She never rang back
This was 6 months out of date so I've changed it.
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Old 30-04-2012, 9:55 PM
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My crazy GR holiday woman is still calling me even though I have told her I am not going on a holiday anymore. She phoned me today and asked if I had changed my mind. That's about 10 calls and about 5 emails now.

Do you think I would be OK to tell her I was the mystery shopper and to stop harrassing me? I might have to contact GR tomorrow and see what they say.
No, don't reveal yourself. I'd tell her that you don't wish to be rude but any further communication will just be ignored. Sounds worse than a double glazing firm!
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Did you do the Durham one for GR?
No, it was for the 'eggs/baguettes' company. I was in the second travel shop and was watching the screen. She entered my details and then commented that I'd already made a query today in another town. And I could see it on the screen, and the others I'd done early this month. I just said I travelled around the region as I was a building surveyor, and was popping into travel shops when I had a break.
She seemed to swallow it, but I felt I had to abandon the third as it would look totally sus.
I let 'eggs' know what had happened and why I had to drop the assignment.

But anyway. Nice one Man City
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Old 30-04-2012, 10:28 PM
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No, it was for the 'eggs/baguettes' company. I was in the second travel shop and was watching the screen. She entered my details and then commented that I'd already made a query today in another town. And I could see it on the screen, and the others I'd done early this month. I just said I travelled around the region as I was a building surveyor, and was popping into travel shops when I had a break.
She seemed to swallow it, but I felt I had to abandon the third as it would look totally sus.
I let 'eggs' know what had happened and why I had to drop the assignment.

But anyway. Nice one Man City
I know it says not to in the notes, but I have always given a different name and address rather than giving my real details. I've not been pulled up for it.
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I see these are available on Gyp today. I applied and was automatically rejected. Does anyone know why I might be rejected?

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The pain! the pain!! Don't you hate it when the dates don't match up for the good jobs!!

Was going to set up a nice day out for me and my mum ^_^

I need a new bed and was going to borrow my mums car and take her out for a nice meal at the same time. But the site have the jobs on consecutive days not the same one!
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There really wasn't much lower they could go was there?
Jobs are sticking now if they reduce fees further they will not get them done.
Oh there was, look at RA

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I know barbz, but to each their own. The beds tend to get snapped up quite fast near me. I guess if someone is really short of cash, they will do them at that rate.

Again with the RA rates, someone swiped a toy shop with a fee so low I would not even get a leg out of bed for.
Still not able to see any work from them.

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I see these are available on Gyp today. I applied and was automatically rejected. Does anyone know why I might be rejected?

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You need to request to do petrol audits rather than MS visits. If I had the choice over again I wouldn't be doing the Auditing.
This was 6 months out of date so I've changed it.
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You need to request to do petrol audits rather than MS visits. If I had the choice over again I wouldn't be doing the Auditing.
I would rather be doing the auditing. I have seen hardly any GYP MS petrol visits but I have had a load of audits some with hefty premiums.
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You need to request to do petrol audits rather than MS visits. If I had the choice over again I wouldn't be doing the Auditing.[/QUOTE]

Can you please explain why you will not be doing petrol auditing?
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