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Wednesday, July 7

A Week in the Life of a Mystery Shopper

June 27th - July 3rd...

June was a slow month, and this last week of the month did not improve. I guess it could be worse: last week I made $393 in fees and $292 in reimbursements.

  • Wednesday and Thursday were extremely slow: I did one business verification on Wednesday and one restaurant on Thursday.
  • I merchandised 7 stores including 3 where the company really screwed me. I was paid $8 per store for a project that was supposed to take 45-60 minutes. Instead of 3 hours at $8 per hour, I worked over 6 hours at less than $4 per hour. Lesson learned: unscrupulous merchandising companies can get away with this because their reps are independent contractors, not employees.
  • I shopped several gas stations, a few retailers and a couple restaurants - nothing exciting.
This week is busy so far - as expected. I'm doing several gas stations, mailing centers and a 20 store merchandising project. I'm optimistic that July will be a really solid month.

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