Most mystery shoppers absolutely love their job. After all, with a flexible work schedule, the ability to work from home and the ability to get money while visiting stores, restaurants and more, what’s not to love? However, as is the case with almost any type of job, every mystery shopper will have a bad day at work from time to time. Perhaps you had it out with a problematic scheduler, were identified as a mystery shopper on assignment or had some other bad experience. Mystery shopping isn’t like other jobs where you can grab your favorite co-workers and head down to the local bar for happy hour and commiserate. You may not be able to meet up with your co-workers in a bar after work when you are a mystery shopper, but there are a few ways that you can unwind after a bad day.
Let It Out
Other people complain to friends and family about their jobs, so why can’t you? Of course, you may not want to tell the whole world you are a mystery shopper for a number of reasons, so be sure to keep your comments limited to a select group of your nearest and dearest confidants. You can certainly grab your spouse or a best friend and had to a bar for happy hour, or you can simply take a relaxing walk with someone close to you and tell them all about your interesting and eventful day.
Hit the Forums
Of course, those who are nearest and dearest to you may want to hear about your day, and they may be entirely sympathetic to your challenges and issues. However, unless they happen to be mystery shoppers, too, they cannot commiserate with you fully. Sometimes, you really do want to talk to someone who is more than just sympathetic; you want to talk to someone who actually understands. The online mystery shopping forums provide you with the perfect platform to air out your grievances. You will undoubtedly receive the understanding sympathy that you deserve, and you may even receive some helpful guidance for the future.
While some days are bad and you want nothing more than to talk it out, other days are so bad that you can’t sit idly by and do nothing about the day’s events. There are times when you do need to step up and take action after a bad day. Before you do anything rash, it is wise to allow your emotions to cool off a bit. You may consider taking a walk to relax, hitting the job or even sleeping on it overnight. Some situations may seem bad now, but they may seem less significant after a little time has passed. If you decide that you do need to take action, allowing time to pass first will ensure that your response to the action is thoughtful and appropriate rather than driven by emotion.
Everyone has a bad day at some point, and this includes mystery shoppers. These are just a few of the different ways that you can unwind after a bad day as a mystery shopper.