« on: February 01, 2015, 11:30:43 am »Message ID: 955914
Well, I just received notice from Fusion that one of the surveys I completed has decided to revoke payment. This is the THIRD time in about six months. Not terrible odds, but certainly convenient for the surveyors. Right after I cashed in...both times. Since we all are providing our valuable time and energy giving thoughtful responses (and I think most of us are), I am very skeptical that these surveys HAVE our opinions and don't have to pay anything...on what seems like a whim.
Now, I am sure that sometimes there are plausible reasons where people have decided to give any old answer and take about 7 or 8 minutes to complete a 25 minute survey and that stands out like a sore thumb. But to earn pennies and surveyors decide to revoke payments on surveys where thoughtful, honest answers are provided really GRINDS me. Not only that, but it seems the surveys don't have to provide us with the reason it is being revoked! I think that if a survey has been COMPLETED and there is no obvious signs of being fradulent, there ought to be a small fee for your time and effort...maybe 5-10 cents. Most of these brands who want opinion surveys can certainly afford it! It seems like TAKE, but don't give anything BACK in some cases...on a whim.
Although a very small scale, these instances are one of the reasons unions were formed...and I'm not necessarily a big union supporter. The survey companies, and even more the brands behind them, need to realize that this kind of treatment is the underlying cause of why people organized unions. Unfair treatment! It's time to value one of their customers...US!!!!