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fairyprincess
Old 24-09-2008, 4:24 PM
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Question The Mystery Dining Company

Hi there!

I have been unsuccesful in my application for The Mystery Dining Company - anyone else had the same response. Am a bit perplexed as to why as they have given no reason.:confused:

[Many thanks for completing our online application form. Unfortunately, you have not been successful and we won't be able to offer you a place on our panel of diners.]
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Old 24-09-2008, 4:30 PM
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Hi fairyprincess. I got the same reply from them quite a number of months ago. I must say I was surprisedas I have been mystery shopping for about 8 years, so know what to look for, but perhaps thats not what they are after - perhaps they are looking for fresh eyes? Could that be the same with you?
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Old 24-09-2008, 4:52 PM
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Same here - sod them!
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Old 27-09-2008, 1:32 PM
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yeah I got rejected too, but a newbie I know was accepted!!! So you could be right!
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Old 28-09-2008, 10:43 PM
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I have just applied so will let you know if i get accepted
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Old 29-09-2008, 8:00 AM
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I got accepted. I think it may just be due to demand in different areas.
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Old 29-09-2008, 11:43 AM
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I'm sure you're right. Gutted though, cos they do one of my faves boo hoo
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Old 29-09-2008, 12:51 PM
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I got rejected the other day - turns out they are only looking for elderly people, or people who dine with children frequently (I emailed to ask why I had been rejected!)
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Old 29-09-2008, 12:58 PM
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interesting cos I dine with children frequently...
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Old 11-12-2008, 4:03 PM
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I got accepted 6 weeks ago and have done 3 dines since then.

Amazing how much better the food tastes when you are not paying for it!
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:53 PM
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I've applied...presumably as you don't actually get paid for this, only expenses of the meal reimbursed, you don't have to declare it to the IR?
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:02 AM
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I got accepted! I don't have any children and tend to eat out with my partner or friends. Can't wait to start, lol.
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:23 AM
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i applied in sept and just got accepted a few weeks ago, have heard nothing since so am hoping for a nice meal somewhere soon
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Old 16-12-2008, 9:34 AM
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I've done my first visit with mystery dining. Just wondered how you become a silver or gold diner? At the moment I'm listed as a bronze diner.
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Old 22-12-2008, 1:55 PM
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What is the URL?
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Old 22-12-2008, 3:38 PM
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I've just signed up to http://www.mysterydining.co.uk

Hoping to be accepted as I love eating out but we'll see!
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Old 22-12-2008, 3:50 PM
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I signed up, no email to say I have been accepted but I do seem to have been allocated a log in Id and number, when I log in though says I have no access to the page - phoned them and said they would call back but not heard a thing ...
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Old 22-12-2008, 5:15 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mrs.maverick View Post
I've applied...presumably as you don't actually get paid for this, only expenses of the meal reimbursed, you don't have to declare it to the IR?
Anyone know about IR?
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Old 22-12-2008, 5:36 PM
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I have applied. how long til you know?
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Old 22-12-2008, 5:49 PM
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They dont seem to be taking on in my town
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