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Saturday, March 20, 2010

A generous offer

One of the companies to which I contract to annoy and spy on hard-working underpaid people and photograph toilets posts its jobs in the area for the upcoming month prior to the first of each month. Commissions for c-store evaluations always start at $4, then are raised a little bit, Dutch auction style, every few days until some schlub like me decides they're worth doing.

I get emails every three or four days announcing, "Mystery shop commissions are on the rise in your area!"

Today I got such an email announcing that a job that has been posted for three weeks at $4.00 has been raised to... (breathe deeply, exhale slowly)


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