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MariaMia
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Los Angeles, CA
USA
274 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2011 :  5:27:28 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Hi Mindy,

An "engagement specialist" c/b a demo but sounds like an exit interviewer to me. Someone else? I hope that helps. Mia
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MindyZ
Star Contributor

Hesperia, CA
USA
514 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2011 :  7:33:31 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Kinda come to the conclusion that it's one of those people that will walk around a store and engage people to try and generate sales or leads, I would think that with demos you pretty much stay in one spot and try to attract them to your work area and introduce them to the product being demoed.
Not Hubby's can of beer.

MindyZ

Mindy
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Robert A. Miller
Star Contributor

PA
USA
395 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2011 :  8:48:07 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Not my can of beer either. My beer is resets and assembly, hardlines and grocery.
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MindyZ
Star Contributor

Hesperia, CA
USA
514 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2011 :  06:25:04 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Gotta agree on that, display assemblies are OK, resets we specialize in, quick inNout projects that can be done by 2 ppl as long as they pay good and there is enough stores to make $$, gas is $4.12 a gal. here so that eliminates a lot of our road trips.

Best to date was a sweet gig we finished up a couple of wks ago, 1 bay-1-2 hrs, $100 a store, 5-6 stores a day-26 stores wk 1, second wk 28 stores.....

SUWEEET!

MindyZ

Mindy
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Robert A. Miller
Star Contributor

PA
USA
395 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2011 :  06:49:32 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Most of the Sears assembly projects are a breeze. We could do a Samsung kitchen display in under four hours. The last one I did was the Whirlpool cooktop and vent hood display. On a good day I could do one in an hour. Provided that the store didn't sell or lose the fixtures.

Bob
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MindyZ
Star Contributor

Hesperia, CA
USA
514 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2011 :  08:19:38 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
We were sipposed to do a couple of projects in Sears but they've all fallen through, so far the Stanley/National sets are cool.

MindyZ

Mindy
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Robert A. Miller
Star Contributor

PA
USA
395 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2011 :  08:46:50 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Keep watching the SASR job openings. I'm considering resigning with them after my surgery. They have a lot of activity ongoing in Pennsylvania. If gasoline comes back down a bit. It is already showing signs of drifting downward once summer gets here. We are at $3.85 to $3.90/ gal here. Much less than your prices.

Bob
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JennyMay
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Coal Valley, IL
USA
30 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2011 :  08:20:32 AM  Send JennyMay an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
There seems to be a fair amount of work with this company in my area, however, I can't seem to get any of it! I have applied for things and received nothing in return. Then, the night before a job, I get an email saying they have positions open. I have done sets where SASR people have filled in and was shocked that some of them had no merchandising experience and some with experience had never read a planogram! So I'm confused why my 15+ years experience and availability can't land me a job!

Any hints?

Jenny
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MindyZ
Star Contributor

Hesperia, CA
USA
514 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2011 :  12:45:51 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Hello JennyMae, no real trick with SASR, hubby worked with them years ago, he was working a large project for a co. that hired workers from them...... (basically rent a headaches)kept in contact with most of the schedulers, they changed their format a few years back and hubby lost contact with them, all you can really do is keep applying and see what happens, we really don't do most of the gigs they have only because we can work for the companies that hire them and for better pay. they still send offers even after hubby opted out, they want our services then we want better pay, 15 years experience is a lot of learning to let go for $10.00 an hr.

MindyZ

Mindy
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Robert A. Miller
Star Contributor

PA
USA
395 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2011 :  4:34:32 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Understood on that one MindyZ. I have done just everything imaginable in merchandising, including drawing POG's. Companies beg me to join up. What's the pay? $8.50/ hr to reset shampoo in a dollar store.

Worse yet, some of these companies want to hire you, maybe give you 20 hours a month, but you have to sit at home and wait for them to call you, as you will work for them first. I say that I will work for whomever pays me the best, and does not dictate how I spend my time.

Bob
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MindyZ
Star Contributor

Hesperia, CA
USA
514 Posts

Posted - 04/29/2011 :  07:48:09 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Have to agree with that, as an IC you dictate all aspects of the assigned project, even completion date (in CA anyways) although we will stay within their perameters if the pay is worth it, hubby will pass on some projects when the Co. gets too demanding and is not paying enough, our W-2 employers know that we have other projects working and will work around those schedules with us, if not ...... bye-bye.
For us to work a project it will involve the both of us, get done faster, more stores done, it's the only way we work. When a Co. has a team project to get done that puts 2 ppl already in place and cuts costs for them, the amount of experience on the job is a big plus also, most of our work is over $15 each, if it averages below that then it's possible that it's either placed on hold or dropped, with the costs involved in getting around CA $4.15 and up for gas companies will need to add store premium per call, the Cos. we deal with know that, likewise if we have other work close we'll get`er done.

MindyZ

Mindy
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LarryT
Star Contributor

USA
688 Posts

Posted - 12/10/2011 :  7:46:31 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
There are jobs that come up in my area with SaSR that require reset experience. But I noticed something in all of these reset jobs in my area...they say in the descriptions that a Smart Phone is a requirement. I asked one of these schedulers once if this requirement is in fact true and why, and his response was that he wasn't sure but he could not see why it would be as he could not see any reason for such a requirement. He told me the company that is actually hiring you puts their requirements in so he has no idea why they would require anything they say they do.

At any rate, anyone here ever apply to a job through SaSR and were denied because they didn't have a Smart Phone?

Do you know why anyone would require a Smart phone for a reset job? I have never seen any jobs anywhere so far that require even mobile Internet access on a laptop let alone a smart pone.
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MindyZ
Star Contributor

Hesperia, CA
USA
514 Posts

Posted - 12/10/2011 :  9:52:07 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
That may be for a team lead, they sometimes are not clear on their project specs. I have seen where SASR has upped their pay on some projects.

MindyZ

Mindy
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Robert A. Miller
Star Contributor

PA
USA
395 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2011 :  06:54:51 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I can't see any reason why a smart phone would be needed. If you are doing a reset, you probable will be working with a lead, or a company rep. You can learn valuable skills this way.
Lately, I had asked for additional information concerning some projects. As usual, no one has the courtesy to return a phone call, so SASR has been lowered on my list.
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LarryT
Star Contributor

USA
688 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2011 :  07:43:14 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Actually, the reset positions I have seen thus far in my area that that list a smart phone as a requirement specify that you will only be working with one other resetter and no team lead will be present.

As far as SaSR not responding to requests for more info on a bob, it could be that they have no more info. As far as them not getting back to you, I find the best way to get questions answered is to call (not email) the SaSR scheduler appointed to that specific job you are inquiring about. But do not leave a voicemail. Call a different times in the day in order to speak to the scheduler directly. BTW, I don't know if you know this, but the SaSR schedulers work from their homes.
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MindyZ
Star Contributor

Hesperia, CA
USA
514 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2011 :  12:01:18 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Any time you have more than 1 person working a project someone has to be lead, if a smart phone is required you should be compensated for the expense (our data plan is $10 a month).
As to working from their home, I have no issue with that, a lot of our contacts work from home.

MindyZ

Mindy
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MarlaB
Star Contributor

Attica, IN
USA
2843 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2011 :  12:36:51 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I don't have a smartphone but my phone doesn't charge for data either.

Marla
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Robert A. Miller
Star Contributor

PA
USA
395 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2011 :  12:37:30 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I'm finding more and more that no one wants to use a telephone anymore. The two or three minutes spent answering questions on the phone would save them a lot of trouble when it comes to having a quality rep do the job right.
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LarryT
Star Contributor

USA
688 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2011 :  1:03:30 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MarlaB

I don't have a smartphone but my phone doesn't charge for data either.



Who's your provider?
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MindyZ
Star Contributor

Hesperia, CA
USA
514 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2011 :  1:44:26 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Hubby has been looking at tablets versus a lap top for work, he does need to get spreadsheets and photos in while on the job, a pkone just don't cut it sometimes.

MindyZ

Mindy
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