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how old do you have to be to be a secret shopper? - June 1st 2010, 12:11 AM

yeah, so, exactly what the title is. i'm looking for a job and i wanna know if it's worth paying the entrance fee or if i'll just be disappointed.
   
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Re: how old do you have to be to be a secret shopper? - June 1st 2010, 12:17 AM

The working laws for teenagers are different depending on where you live. So you would have to look into what the rules are for your area.

But, honestly, anything that has an “entrance fee” does not sound like a real job, it sounds like a scam. Real employers do not make you pay to be hired; in fact I am pretty sure that is illegal in some areas.

Being a secret shopper is not an easy job to get, since it is so popular. So honestly, I think you should look else where if you are looking to make some extra cash over the summer.



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Re: how old do you have to be to be a secret shopper? - June 1st 2010, 12:20 AM

i guess that makes sense. any ideas for jobs a 13 year old could get?
   
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Re: how old do you have to be to be a secret shopper? - June 1st 2010, 12:32 AM

Babysitting jobs, mowing lawns, house sitting, pet sitting, dog walking. All things you can do around your neighborhood. Yard sales can make some money. You can make some decent cash, help out your neighbors and benefit your community.



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Re: how old do you have to be to be a secret shopper? - June 2nd 2010, 07:28 PM

Where I live you have to be 14 to actually get hired somewhere... so like Lizzie said, try and find odd jobs around the neighborhood if possible

I would also discourage being a secret shopper. Most of them are scams. If you do find a legit one they typically don't actually pay you. You get free meals/gift cards/etc. for wherever you secret shopped.


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Re: how old do you have to be to be a secret shopper? - June 2nd 2010, 07:38 PM

Yeah to be honest there are very few "proper" jobs you can get at that age, unless its a paper round or something. However you can do jobs around your area for a fee but most places have a min age for employing people.
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Re: how old do you have to be to be a secret shopper? - June 4th 2010, 09:41 AM

what is a secret shopper ? because some stores have an age that you can work in them at, here in england tescos wont give you a job unless your 18 and over.



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Re: how old do you have to be to be a secret shopper? - June 4th 2010, 10:01 AM

Secret shopper is 18 in most places. Purely because a lot of the work is like going into betting shops / cinemas / off licences to see if they ID when you ask to buy something rated 18+, and you do need to be able to produce the ID if they ask.
You can get a paper round at 13 in the UK, 14 to do babysitting (but not for an agency - just like sticking up flyers/for friends and family). Other than that odd jobs like mowing lawns / washing cars / walking dogs etc could get you some money.


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Re: how old do you have to be to be a secret shopper? - June 4th 2010, 12:38 PM

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what is a secret shopper ? because some stores have an age that you can work in them at, here in england tescos wont give you a job unless your 18 and over.
A secret shopper, is just like a mystery shopper, most businesses get them to make sure their employees are treating their customers properly. We have them a lot at my job at Blockbuster. Also the employee who serves them, doesn't know that they are a secret shopper or anything, they just think that its another customer.


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