Seems like I’m always being asked to complete a survey.
Go to a website? I’m asked to complete a survey.
Buy a burger? There’s a number to call to complete a survey and in return get free food during my next visit.
Call a business? I’m asked to hang on after the call ends to complete a survey.
Last week I tweeted about the poor service at the local Panera Bread. Within 24 hours I had an email in my inbox asking me to complete a survey about my most recent experience at their restaurant.
I’m even sent surveys at work! They’re supposedly an anonymous outlet for me to say what I think.
At first, I loved the idea.
After being ignored by the business world for much of my life, someone finally cares what I think. And boy, did I share my thoughts, too.
I no longer think those asking truly care about my opinion. I think they simply want to spy on me.
I completed the surveys for a chance to win those $1000 gift cards, but never won. I don’t think anyone actually won.
I completed the free food surveys, but never got around to cashing them in.
And after completing survey after survey at work and seeing nothing change, I quit completing their surveys. Then I started getting email reminders that I’d not yet completed the survey. WTF????? So much for anonymity!
Well, this is one monkey that is no longer going to play the silly survey game. In fact, this is what I think of all these damn surveys.
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