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MCBarb
Star Contributor

USA
1711 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2011 :  08:50:54 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I passed on all the freezer assignments ..now they are calling me to do movie checks but I am not driving 60 miles to watch a movie!! I have had no work from them other then an Amazon audit at a huge discount chain. I have had no F$ jobs ("permanent"?) and the POS jobs were snatched by someone else. I tried to get 3 of them in my area and they said I had to take 6. I could not take 6 due to the locations so they gave someone else the 3 that I wanted.... whatever.
Not much work to chose from on the board where I live. That is for sure.
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MarlaB
Star Contributor

Attica, IN
USA
2848 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2011 :  12:57:10 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Son has received some additional phone cards for FD visit, but no visit showing at this time. Maybe sometime in the near future??? I hate to sit on POP for months. I have noticed since Retail Integrity has their own employees, Certified doesn't seem to have as much work.

Marla
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Ellinbeth
Valued Contributor

USA
129 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2011 :  1:40:12 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I had to chuckle with the newest request for the DVD job. We were sent buttons advertising a new release. We are requested to wear them when servicing the stores and to take a photo of ourselves wearing it. Since I hate wearing buttons and getting photographed, this seems a bit much to me. I'm not getting paid to be an advertising rep---just a lowly merchandiser!

Ellinbeth
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Sue A
Star Contributor

USA
469 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2011 :  4:58:26 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Mary, 17 pages weighs 4 ounces, and it's 44c per ounce. so you need 4 stamps.

Sue A
Silver Certified
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Dar-L
Star Contributor

USA
1031 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2011 :  5:26:58 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
New F$ for August due to come out any day. July visits posted today and are only for select stores that have finished their remodel.
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MarlaB
Star Contributor

Attica, IN
USA
2848 Posts

Posted - 07/20/2011 :  04:19:38 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Dar, thanks for the update, I don't know if his store is remodeled or not. Not much activity around it at the times that I drive by.

Marla
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MCBarb
Star Contributor

USA
1711 Posts

Posted - 07/20/2011 :  05:51:37 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I still see nothing for my area. My F$ was remodelled 2 months ago.
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MCBarb
Star Contributor

USA
1711 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2011 :  10:53:09 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I called CMS today and they told me F$ has 10 assignments a year so they skip 2 months..... being June adn July. I will have a F$ visit in August.
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MarlaB
Star Contributor

Attica, IN
USA
2848 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2011 :  11:07:06 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
They usually skip Dec. This year is different since so many stores are being remodeled.

Marla
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Lynne
Valued Contributor

Des Moines, IA
USA
226 Posts

Posted - 07/23/2011 :  08:52:43 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
H E L P h e l p
I DID accept the "Freezer Assignment"
It's been a looooonnnnng time since doing a "covert" inventory of 40+ items in freezer.
Aside from
1.keeping a few items in my shopping cart,
2.rotating around the store so as not to attract suspicion
3.calling someone on the phone ,they read I check & answer

Any other suggestions appreciated

Lynne
Gold Certified h0c5ds Shopping suburban Des Moines, IOWA: Clive, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Johnston
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MCBarb
Star Contributor

USA
1711 Posts

Posted - 07/23/2011 :  10:27:14 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Good luck! I chose not to take these at $25.
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Dar-L
Star Contributor

USA
1031 Posts

Posted - 07/23/2011 :  3:19:06 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Maybe my ice cream freezer assignments are different from yours, but mine were not covert. I used the LOA, made friendly chat with the employees, and was out of there 10 minutes later.
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Lynne
Valued Contributor

Des Moines, IA
USA
226 Posts

Posted - 07/23/2011 :  5:50:57 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
This requires no counting
Everything on my list is normally stocked.
Only information wanted is if items are actually in stock now or not.
Also I stand outside freezer (like regular customer) and just look in.
What was seen as possible problems that made you skip the job?

I remember about a year & half ago, I did an "overt" freezer shop where I had list upon list of items and I had to stay in walk in freezer & cooler. Even with my down coat,warm snow boots, & insulated mittens on, I got extremely cold. I needed a hat with ear flaps.

Lynne
Gold Certified h0c5ds Shopping suburban Des Moines, IOWA: Clive, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Johnston
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MCBarb
Star Contributor

USA
1711 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2011 :  1:06:33 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I got an email from them and took a quiz to have the F$ permanent assignments. During the certification for F$ they gave the correct answers. That always helps!!
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MarlaB
Star Contributor

Attica, IN
USA
2848 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2011 :  3:38:51 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Barb, that's normal, they do it every so often, on other assignments also.

Marla
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MCBarb
Star Contributor

USA
1711 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2011 :  1:55:33 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I am looking forward to my August F$ assignments!
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MarlaB
Star Contributor

Attica, IN
USA
2848 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2011 :  2:11:00 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I haven't seen anything for FD yet, be patient.

Marla
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MCBarb
Star Contributor

USA
1711 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2011 :  07:15:30 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I haven't looked for F$ yet ....it is only July.
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Dar-L
Star Contributor

USA
1031 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2011 :  9:40:08 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
So they did it to us again!
DG changeouts posted last week. A couple days later F$ visits were added, same assignment date. Today more F$ added, and also FRE visits, again same date.
And of course they want them all done the first 2 days of that week!

I like my perms and of course am happy for the work, but why o' why can't they spread them out just a little?
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MarlaB
Star Contributor

Attica, IN
USA
2848 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2011 :  1:24:52 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Different clients and the clients choose the dates.

Marla
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