Release List Reviews Shop Join News DVD Giveaways Video Games Advertise
DVD Reviews | Theatrical Reviews | Adult DVD Reviews | Video Game Reviews | Price Search Buy Stuff Here
DVD Talk
DVD Reviews DVD Talk Headlines HD Reviews


Add to My Yahoo! - RSS 2.0 - RSS 2.0 - DVD Talk Podcast RSS -


Go Back   DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Other Talk

Other Talk "Otterville" plus Religion/Politics

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-29-07, 03:15 AM   #1
Boba Fett
DVD Talk Reviewer
 
Boba Fett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 5,750
Anyone know anything about Retail Data Collection?

Whilst searching for a part time job in my area, I ran across this:
http://rdcapp.nielsen.com/PTRDC.html

Now, I know Nielsen is a very legit group. However, that job description just sounds odd. Is this a common thing in retail stores, someone coming in with a handheld scanner and going through the store? I would think some stores would kick them out, or is their some sort of arranged agreement between stores and Nielsen.

If anyone has had or knows someone whos had one of these jobs, would you recommend it? To me it sounds too good to believe, since I'm looking for really limited hours of work, but I guess for most its not even close enough hours to make a living on.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-07, 04:52 AM   #2
DVD Polizei
DVD Talk Hero
 
DVD Polizei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Doucheville, OR
Posts: 38,518
You probably would be scanning in the very late hours or the very early hours of the store's operation. I highly doubt you would be on the floor during regular consumer hours. And I am sure the store has an arrangement with the company doing the data collection. I highly doubt stores just let people with barcode scanners walk in and start scanning their inventory.
__________________
Blu-ray Titles: ~546 | HD DVD Titles: ~323

"I don't sell airplane parts. I've never sold airplane parts."
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-07, 05:02 AM   #3
Boba Fett
DVD Talk Reviewer
 
Boba Fett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 5,750
Quote:
Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
You probably would be scanning in the very late hours or the very early hours of the store's operation. I highly doubt you would be on the floor during regular consumer hours. And I am sure the store has an arrangement with the company doing the data collection. I highly doubt stores just let people with barcode scanners walk in and start scanning their inventory.
The odd thing is I think I encountered someone doing this a year ago. They had a scanner and notebook and I asked them were a certain item was, but they replied "Sorry, I'm not a store employee."

The local ad the link was posted in said times of work would range between 8am and 5pm, M-F.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-07, 12:31 PM   #4
Sean O'Hara
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Gitmo Nation Central Administrative Zone
Posts: 8,739
Most retail stores have outside auditors come in to check how the store's running -- sales items are priced correctly, clothes sized properly, enough registers are open, etc. Just make sure you're working for a reliable company -- Nielsen would be one -- because I've heard horror stories from people who've been given the runaround because the stores are slow in processing the data, and they can't get paid until that's done.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-07, 12:35 PM   #5
DVD Polizei
DVD Talk Hero
 
DVD Polizei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Doucheville, OR
Posts: 38,518
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boba Fett
The odd thing is I think I encountered someone doing this a year ago. They had a scanner and notebook and I asked them were a certain item was, but they replied "Sorry, I'm not a store employee."

The local ad the link was posted in said times of work would range between 8am and 5pm, M-F.
Interesting. I guess the type of work required doesn't matter if the store is full of customers or maybe the data collected requires it be during times of average daily traffic. Good luck getting the job, though.
__________________
Blu-ray Titles: ~546 | HD DVD Titles: ~323

"I don't sell airplane parts. I've never sold airplane parts."
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:05 AM.

Rules - DVD Talk - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0
Copyright 2011 DVDTalk.com All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.