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Debra
Star Contributor

Colorado Springs, CO
USA
629 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2004 :  1:44:00 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I WILL NOT allow myself to become so overly excited at seeing a new client that I self-assign five shops without doing ONE first to see what it all entails......

Happy Holidays !

Shopping the Rockies
MSPA Gold Certified #cdgxel
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Michelle1975
Star Contributor

Newton, NJ
USA
549 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2004 :  10:27:38 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
2005also known as the year I...

Stop waiting to buy necessaries like toiletries and miscellaneous odds and ends on shops and just go out to the local store and buy them already.

Keep track of my car mileage when doing shops.

Stop overbooking myself and relax sometimes.

Conquer my fear of digital shops.

Limit myself to my top 10 favorite companies. Well, make that 12. No. 15.

Stop overbooking myself.

Stop selling myself short--stop taking the shops with the tiny fees.

Put my best foot foward with my favorite mystery shopping companies.

Take only the purchase required shops that feature products or services that I really want or need.

Remember that gas costs money. Alot of money.

Learn to say no.

Get free printer ink from somewhere, from somebody, at some time. Somehow.

Not spend 2.5 hours on Volition several nights a week just to proscratinate a few Shop'n Chek reports that only take about 10 minutes each....oh. I'm doing that right now. Gotta go...

Michelle
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Laura
Contributor

Hood River, Oregon
USA
78 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2004 :  08:17:51 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Tee Hee. Here are my resolutions:
1. I vow to stop using completed shop papers as wall paper.
2. I will stop getting up at 2:30 am to see if my favorite shops have been posted.
3.I will keep telling myself,"I do have a life outside shopping."
4. I will join MSA, Mystery Shoppers Anonymous.
5. I will seek therapy if my shopping compulsion gets out of hand.

Gold Certified in Hood River.
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Pat A
Star Contributor

Gulf Breeze, Florida
USA
273 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2004 :  1:06:43 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
To send a bottle of champayne to the owner of an upscale restaurant back in Philly, who I met on a cruise and who asked me if I would like to shop his restaurant. Wow, after that I was hooked and when I moved down South, I started msing and found the career I wish I had started years ago. Aside from that, I guess my resolution is to not be so busy I forget to enjoy life, you know - smell the roses and all that good stuff.

Happily shopping the Pensacola, Destin area and all of the beautiful Emerald Coast of Florida.
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AmandaInAZ
Member

Phoenix, AZ
USA
23 Posts

Posted - 12/17/2004 :  08:50:31 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Like all business I am setting New Year Goals!
1. Read closely shop profiles and comply!
2. Register with more companies and build relationships with schedulers.
3.Build my record keepping system and not handle the same paperwork twice and clearing my desk.
4.Get that Gold Ceritificate.
5.Test Drive a Roll Royuce.
6.Mystery Shop Tiffany's in New York.
7.Have lots of fun and enjoy the moment.
Merry Christmas and Happy $$$$New Year.

Shopping the Grand Canyon State with Silver Certificate.
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Ajelic
Apprentice

Astoria, NY
USA
2 Posts

Posted - 12/23/2004 :  08:36:38 AM  Send Ajelic an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
1. I will double my monthly intake mystery shopping.
2. I will not be afraid to say, "NO."
3. I will not lay out as much for reimbursement.
4. Companies will get an invoice when they are late!
5. I will travel further and work longer.
6. I will not mention to anyone (friends and family) anyhting close to what I do.

Ajelic
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Dee in AZ
Star Contributor

Tucson, AZ
USA
663 Posts

Posted - 12/24/2004 :  11:19:50 AM  Send Dee in AZ an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
Resolutions 2005:

I will make full use of my ms bible to keep me organized.

I will continue to refuse the underpaid and unreasonable shops.

I will head for the Gold in January.

And I will try and get some sleep!


Deanna Kessler
Deannna.kessler@seelevelhx.com
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Tonja Lea
Member

Farmington, Missouri
USA
15 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2005 :  4:40:28 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
2006

Resolutions:

To write the year 2006 beginning January 1st.

To make some great friends on Volition

To always have gas in my car

When I return home from a long day on the road take everything in my car out of my car

To make more money than I did this year.

To make more money than I did this year...faster.

To not be greedy

Wishing all of my "co-workers" a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 2006 is going to be great!

Tonja Lea
Shopping the south east part of the "Show Me State".
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KimG
Star Contributor

Orlando, FL
USA
628 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2005 :  5:02:42 PM  Send KimG an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
My resolutions:

1. To not drive too far, even if I can bundle shops, like I did tonight. Unless it pays a HUGE amount of money.

2. To take more shops that don't require a purchase.

3. To get a hotel shop sometime.

4. To not take anymore low paying shops, unless it is drug store or grocery, places you have to go anyway.

5. To not spend as much time on Volition.

Kim
silver certified njtwnf
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JanB27
Star Contributor

OH
USA
4831 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2005 :  5:21:44 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I resolve to only do shops that interest me. Life is too short to spend being stressed and bored if I don't have to be. Time is just as important as money, even more so.

Jan
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Dee in AZ
Star Contributor

Tucson, AZ
USA
663 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2006 :  08:58:50 AM  Send Dee in AZ an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
New Year Resolutions 2006

1) No more than 100 shops per month
2) No shops that are not enjoyable or work with my full time schedule
3) Purchase a new all in one printer/fax
4) The year of the lap top purchase!

Happy 2006 everyone!

p.s. The first of 4 parakeet eggs hatched last night! I've got a baby keet!

Deanna Kessler
Deannna.kessler@seelevelhx.com
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PatriciaKay
Member

Silicon Valley, CA
USA
43 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2006 :  11:51:54 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Wow. I have learned a lot reading the resolutions. Here are mine:
1. I will double check guidelines before the shop to make sure that I observe exactly what is needed.
2. I will re-read my reports to see if I can add any detail or explain more clearly.
3. I will beging putting my shops on a spreadsheet instead of hand-written
4. I will double check the details before accepting a shop to make sure that I can do it and that I want it.
5. I will try to attend a gold workshop.
6. I will refine my filing system to keep better records.

Okay... great goals. Now let's see how dedicated I am!

Patricia
who also wants to start exercising again... but that isn't a MS goal

Shopping the SilliValley CA, and now... engaged to the man of my dreams!
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DonnaShops
Star Contributor

Murfreesboro, TN
USA
380 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2006 :  12:16:51 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
In 2006, I will:
1. Not allow MSing to take over my life...not let other areas of my life suffer because of shopping and shopping related activities.
2. Refuse jobs that require massive amounts of time-effort-energy for minimum .
3. Continue my twice-weekly water aerobics class, not allowing shops to interfere, so I can eat the fries (if I want to)
4. Search out more jobs that I enjoy doing and take less that I don't enjoy. I'm more prone to burnout when I'm not enjoying my work.
5. Remember that I do this for the money and free stuff...so if the shop is costing me money or the free stuff isn't anything I want or need, the shop probably isn't for me.
6. Stick with my filing system and shop spreadsheet to stay organized.

MSPA Gold Certified
Shopping Middle TN & Beyond
Someday my Spa Shop will come!
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Debra
Star Contributor

Colorado Springs, CO
USA
629 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2006 :  8:56:20 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Debra

I WILL NOT allow myself to become so overly excited at seeing a new client that I self-assign five shops without doing ONE first to see what it all entails......



I actually kept this one!! Hee hee....

My 2006 resolutions:

#1 -- TO STAY ORGANIZED!!! Use the MSB, file reports right away, get my tax stuff ready right away.

(I can actually say that as of today, I'm doing pretty well. I've got my files in order (for 2005, ready for 2006), got my MSB updated..... hopefully I'll keep it up!

#2 -- to not accept so many "reimbursement only" restaurant shops. Yes, I love them, it is true, but they don't help the bottom line....

(I will still accept some....but just not as many)

That's all for shopping resolutions....I have a ton of "personal" resolutions, that belong in the Random Thoughts forum.

Happy New Year!
Debra

Shopping the Rockies
MSPA Gold Certified #cdgxel
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CarolLynn
Member

Anaheim, CA
USA
45 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2006 :  10:06:09 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
My resolutions:

1) To master the laptop I received for Christmas!
2) To get a digital camera and enter the world of digital shops.
3) To master the art of bundling shops in specific areas.
4) To continue resisting the temptation to load up on fast food shops.
5) To weed my list of "acceptable" shops down using careful consideration of gas prices, distance, time involved, and enjoyment!
6) To weed my list of "acceptable" companies down to the truly great ones with wonderful schedulers and lucrative shops.
7) To get more exercise and less "on-line" time :D

Shopping North & Central Orange County, CA
Silver Certified 7/31/2005
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KimG
Star Contributor

Orlando, FL
USA
628 Posts

Posted - 01/03/2006 :  06:25:47 AM  Send KimG an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
I have a few more, some just more specific.

1. To not take any shop that pays less than $10, and then only if it's close by (exception made for grocery). I saw a BBQ store that I've always wanted to visit listed today, with a $10 fee and purchase reimbursement. Hmm, sounds interesting. But, I have to drive about 20 minutes each way, and I can't find anything else in the area to bundle it with. Plus, I'm doing 2 merchandising jobs, and I will only have time for the better paying shops.

2. To pay off my credit cards!!!!

3. To be able to afford that Mediterranean cruise my husband and I had to reschedule from last year to this year, a belated 20th anniversary present. The only way I can usually really get him away is out of the country.

4. To buy a new couch and china cabinet, both of which we desperately need. Guess I really need to get working then!

5. To have a better year in general than 2005, which wouldn't be hard to do.

Kim
silver certified njtwnf
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.Sandy C
Inactive

NM
USA
151 Posts

Posted - 01/03/2006 :  09:12:59 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
My MSing resolutions...

Only eat ONE fry and throw out the box immediately so I'm not tempted by "just one more"!

Ask "Is there a bonus?" whenever a scheduler calls last minute... everytime!

Check the battery on my DVR BEFORE leaving the house.

To verify that the address listed is where I think it is BEFORE accepting the shop.

Sandy
MSPA Silver Certified July 2005
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Debra Chambers
Member

Oklahoma City
USA
41 Posts

Posted - 01/03/2006 :  2:55:27 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Looks like everyone has covered all my resolutions except one.

I hope to make certaing that my husband knows how much his support and understanding for my MSing mode means to me.

Debbie
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FancyFran
Valued Contributor

South San Francisco, CA
USA
105 Posts

Posted - 01/03/2006 :  7:03:37 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Yeah, me too - no more low paying shops (I'm finally not a newbie!).

One more thing, I'm going to ignore my teenagers when they tell their friends that I'm a spy!
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DeeJay
Member

USA
24 Posts

Posted - 01/07/2006 :  08:45:25 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
DonnaShops
4. Search out more jobs that I enjoy doing and take less that I don't enjoy. I'm more prone to burnout when I'm not enjoying my work.

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I took this advice and signed up for some additional MS Providers. I already have some shops lined up that don't pay much but are more fun.
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