I was hired as an independent contractor to conduct mystery shops and evaluations. I would receive an assignment, map it, and drive to the destination to conduct the shop. It was fun and exciting to know that I was helping an individual company, however, the wear and tear on my vehicle, without compensation began to take its toll. Although I am still considered a contractor with Maritz, I haven't taken an assignment, as it's not worth the gas and time. Each shop is only $10 to $12, and driving back and forth and the time for each assignment, places me in the red.
Exciting work. Something new and different each time.
The money does not pay the bills.