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Every Fall and Spring, a company named Pierce Eislen puts out the call to hire on employees to work on their rent surveys.
This company used to hire independent contractors only but they recently made the change to hiring on employees.
What's the difference between an employee and an independent contractor? Find out here.
The neat thing about this position is that you can have background noise, perfect for young moms or busy households. The reason for this is that the work involves contacting rental properties and posing as a prospective renter.
Since Pierce Eislen wants everything to seem as natural and realistic as ever, having background noise is not prohibited and in fact, is welcomed.
The Fall and Spring Rent Surveys are projects that this company undertakes to update current rental property prices, any specials that are happening and any other things that are subject to change at rental properties.
Pierce Eislen needs to keep accurate records of these updates for clients that they service and so when you work on the spring/fall rent survey for the company, you are in fact bringing them all of the information they need to pass along to their clients.
The requirements are pretty straightforward:
You must have high speed internet access as well as long distance telephone service to call properties throughout the U.S.
The requirements for the first week include completing at least 60 surveys, so be prepared to hit the ground running.
After that, it slows down and the requirements include completing at least 80 surveys in the span of the next 5 weeks.
Your surveys must be accurate.
Calls are to be made between the hours of 9 AM and 6PM within the time zone allotted.
You will usually be expected to work at least 10 hours per week and the assignment will be temporary, lasting about 6 weeks.
The Fall Rent Survey will be happening in September and October, and there are usually 2 more survey periods (January and February) and (May and June). You will have to apply anew for each .
This is how the pay breaks down for this job opportunity:
You will be paid $6 per hour as well as a piece rate of $.60 for surveys that are marked as " Done",
$.40 for surveys that are marked as "Wrong Number",
$.20 for surveys that are marked as "Partially-Done",
$.10 per survey marked as "Answering Machine" or "No Answer".
You will receive at least minimum wage in your jurisdiction for all hours worked.
Most of the complaints I have seen are in regards to the first week of work and not being able to meet that quota of 60 surveys.
Survey jobs can be hard, just check out my experience with Westat to get a glimpse.
But I always say that if you go into a job knowing what to expect and plan accordingly (prepare meals in advance, get help with childcare) then it won't be as stressful a situation because you can go in and muster all the efficiency you can to try to get the job done as quickly as you can.
What do you think? Give me your thoughts below or, if you have worked for Pierce Eislen, give a shout-out!
To the rest of you, good luck!
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