|Posted by Thatch 22 on March 2, 2016 at 11:30 AM||comments (12)|
First, I had three mystery shopping reports due before I went to bed. I sat down to do my reports and my phone went dead - that was where all my pictures were at!
So, I began working on the shopping reports the best I could until I could get some juice into my phone battery and it would fire back up for me. *sigh* that took forever - well when you are trying to get three mystery shopping reports done that all need pictures and there is a frosty cold beverage waiting for you in the refrigerator, it seems like forever.
Oh well. Yesterday I did two regular mystery shopping jobs at some retail stores and I did one mystery shopping audit at a grocery store. This is a secret shop that I do often. The grocery store is in the ghetto and they regularly offer me bongo bonuses to go and make sure the meats have not expired.
I don't mind so much. The grocery store is clean and they have great stuff there. I often find so many discounted meats there that I after I finish my mystery shop audit, I run back in and buy some of the meat for the freezer!
Yes, so the phone finally charged, i uploaded my shop pictures, and I was finished with my mystery shopping reports by midnight.
The long delay of charging my phone gave me some time to portion and package the meat that I bought on my grocery audit and put it in the freezer. This grocery store is quite busy, I am not sure why they don't quite have their inventory under control. It would seem that if you are not selling a large number of ribeye steaks on a daily basis that you would not put a whole bunch out for sale. The shop audit doesn't even touch on how much food will have to be removed because the sell by date is that day. I saw two whole cases of eggs that would have to be removed that day. What waste, what a pity.
So this morning I am reflecting on my reports and working on my records. I thought I would drop in here and post an update - and then the webs blogging interface starts acting goofy.*sigh*
Thinking positive thoughts for the rest of the day. I don't mind doing the mystery shopping reports, but I am glad that my schedule is clear for the day and I can enjoy that frosty cold beverage this evening.
|Posted by Thatch 22 on February 29, 2016 at 2:20 PM||comments (0)|
Are you interested in Apartment Mystery Shopping?
Many people enjoy these types of mystery shopping jobs because you get to travel and role play while you work.
Would you like to know more about how to secret shop an apartment? Here are some commonly asked questions about apartment mystery shopping.
- Do you want to do these kinds of assignments?
Like a great many other types of shops, people respond that they “think they are awesome” or “loathe them”. Mystery shoppers are particularly vocal about their likes and dislikes on apartment mystery shopping jobs. Some secret shoppers would prefer to get a tooth pulled than perform an apartment secret shop. Another would prefer to eat “greasy hamburgers” three times a day. . I am alright with that, I'll take all of them and beg for leftovers!
- Could it be worthwhile to perform these mystery shopping jobs?
These jobs generally offer thirty-five dollars in the beginning. I seldom take them at this price unless there are numerous shops in a single area, or they are near me, or perhaps I am having a bad week. For all other scenarios, I usually get between forty and fifty dollars per shop.
- How do i make sure my mystery shopping report is accepted?
After obtaining the shop assignment, go over all of the guidelines. I had one apartment secret shop rejected because I utilized an incorrect source for contacting the apartment compex. If you have any confusion or questions about the shop guidelines, your scheduler can usually answer any questions, they generally reply quickly. Also, they are very lenient in giving extensions on the shop deadline (for good reasons of course.)
- What is the first step? To begin your secret shop, you need to make your first phone call. Dial *67 to disguise the outgoing number. State you are looking for a flat and heard they have some available. This is the beginning portion of the mystery shop - the shop company want the agent to ask for how you found out about the apartment listing. Furthermore, the agent will require some specifics about necessities and/or desires. Give only a small amount of information and wait for the agent to search and ask for more information.This involves a little thought in advance to answer effortlessly without stumbling or sounding too rehearsed.
- Then What?
The apaertment agent should ask you to come for a tour. They will make an effort to set an appointment, but sometimesthe mystery shopping company doesn’t want this. If it is in the guidelines, schedule an appointment, but arrive about a quarter-hour late. It’s easier to say that you may be in the region later, and keep your arrival time non-specific.
- What happens on the apartment tour?
You will likely have to present your ID in the rental office before you can start the tour. Shopper Warning - you will have a bunch of things to remember! This consists of: the floor plan, the style of the office, the common area, the location of bathroom with regards tothe rest of the apartment, the decorating style of a model apartment, condition of the flats, the exterior appearance, the way the agent is dressed, a description of their appearance, how your were taken to the flat, anything that stands out to you from the tour, etc.
- How do I remember all that?
Some mystery shoppers record everything using a cell phone. Others use small handheld recorders that they can hide discreetly somewhere on their person. Recording cannot be performed in all states. You should check to see if your state is a single-party consent state (which means you are allowed to record your secret shop.) As you take your tour, talk to the agent and be sure to ask all of your needed questions while you record their response. As you examine the closets and cupboards, quietly speak notes into your recorder.
- Will the mystery shop reports be as terrible as they say they are?
The shop reports may take two or three hours initially, but you can cut that in half once you have more experience with these types of mystery shops.
- Besides the report writing, how long do apartment mystery shops take?
It will take five to ten minutes speaking on the telephone, and anywhere from 30-60 minutes for the apartment tour.
If you are interested in performing apartment mystery shops, check out the list of best mystery shopping companies and get signed up with as many as possible. Shout out to my friend Olivia for her awesome work compiling the list.
|Posted by Thatch 22 on January 19, 2016 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
Smelly Mystery Shopper Marge
Mystery shopper Marge had always loved industrial Denver with its mammoth, misty malls. It was a place where she felt happy.
She was a smelly, brave, cocoa drinker with strong abs and greasy toenails. Her friends saw her as a shrill, super saint. Once, she had even rescued a spewmungous baby bird from a burning building. That's the sort of woman she was.
Mystery shopper Marge walked over to a window and reflected on her picturesque surroundings. The rain hammered like shopping foxes.
Then she saw something in the distance, or rather someone. It was the figure of Angry Scheduler from the Mongo Mystery Shoppping company. Angry was a helpful, overworked person with ample abs and charming toenails.
Mystery shooper Marge gulped. She was not prepared for Angry.
As Mystery stepped outside and Angry came closer, she could see the glinty glint in her eye.
Angry gazed with the affection of 4310 snotty careful cats. She said, in hushed tones, "I love you and I want a cheap shop done tonight."
Mystery shopper Marge looked back, even more relaxed and still fingering the enchanted torch. "Angry, I need a bigger bonus," she replied.
They looked at each other with mixed feelings, like two grated, gentle giraffes sleeping at a very friendly wedding, which had flute music playing in the background and two cowardly uncles dancing to the beat.
Mystery regarded Angry's ample abs and charming toenails. "I feel the same way!" revealed Mystery shopper Marge with a delighted grin.
Angry looked irritable, her emotions blushing like a rare, roasted record.
Then Angry came inside for a nice mug of cocoa.
This story is fictional and does not represent any real mystery shopper, mystery shopping companies, or any schedulers that have ever worked with me.