28 May 2007

What a weekend.

It's been a smorgasbord of gluttony this weekend. I feel like a little piggy!!! Okay, that's over and tomorrow it's back to business.

I've been trying something new and I'm not sure I like it. Mystery Shopping. There are a ton of companies out there that are looking for mystery shoppers, and no, you do not have to pay anything to register - those are scams. Anyway, I've now done 3 and I'm not sure how I feel about them. They don't pay a lot of money, on the 3 I've made $34.00. It's kind of hum-bug because they are very specific when you can go. It would be great if they said go to Ruby Tuesday's anytime but they don't. They will tell you to go on Friday or Saturday after 5 p.m., or some such nonsense. They are also very specific what you are to do. They tell you what exactly you are looking for and it you are to try and solicit it or not. Then there is the paperwork. You have about 12 hours to fill it out and the questions are detailed, specific, and sometimes hard to answer yes or no. It's not hard just kind of tedious.

I feel like a fraud when I'm in there and I feel like I stand out like a sore thumb. You are supposed to blend in but I don't see how you can when you have specific things you are looking for or trying to get out of the clerk. It's weird. I don't know if I'm going to keep it up but I wanted to give it a shot. I have a couple more scheduled so I'll see how those go and then decide.

So tomorrow it's back to it. I'm off to bed soon to get some rest.

1 comment:

Ellie Hamilton said...

Hmm, I've thought about trying that. They give you (or reimburse you) the cost of dinner and/or merchandise, right? My young manager back at our previous campground did that and really enjoyed it.

Thanks for your support of my owie marathon :-)

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