Still Haven't Received an Assignment

curiousnwilling curiousnwilling
I messaged my mentor with a few toys I would be interested in reviewing that had 2 or less reviews. On the 15th she messaged me back saying she'd sent along my list. However, I have still get assigned anything. I've been checking the actual assignment page so it's not like I just didn't get an email. I'm not sure what to do now.
08/26/2012
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Beck Beck
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Originally posted by curiousnwilling
I messaged my mentor with a few toys I would be interested in reviewing that had 2 or less reviews. On the 15th she messaged me back saying she'd sent along my list. However, I have still get assigned anything. I've been checking the actual ... More
Communicate with your mentor. If you can't reach your mentor for whatever reason. Contact Jr by email. He is the person to talk to about mentor program.

almon @ edenfantasy . com
08/26/2012
Lioncub Lioncub
I emailed my list to my mentor like 3 times and each time everything on it was already taken. I ended up waiting for my monthly assignment. While not my mentor's fault was extrememly frustrating. It's so easy to tell people to get a mentor but if they can't get you a product to review, the system is pretty pointless.
08/26/2012
SMichelle SMichelle
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Originally posted by Lioncub
I emailed my list to my mentor like 3 times and each time everything on it was already taken. I ended up waiting for my monthly assignment. While not my mentor's fault was extrememly frustrating. It's so easy to tell people to get a mentor ... More
While I can understand why you say that the system is pointless if a mentor can't get you an assignment, it's not really the mentors job to get you an assignment. Mentors have the option to offer assignments, but they cannot guarantee that you'll get approved for one. Many mentors won't even offer push assignments.

Personally, I very rarely offer my students assignments. My job, as a mentor, is to help them improve their reviews, not to get them free products. I've completed the mentor program three times as a student, and I've never taken advantage of the push assignment, even when two of my past mentors offered me push assignments.

If my students don't have any items that they could review, I will tell them that I could try to get them an assignment, but I remind them that that could take a long time, and that there's no guarantee that I'll be successful.
08/26/2012
Lioncub Lioncub
I get that but when you're told to submit a list so you can have something to review it is frustrating. Sometimes you have things to review and sometimes you don't, that's just how it is. But to submit and submit with the same answer all the time gets to be old. I probably won't get a mentor again and when I get people telling me to get one because they didn't like something about my review, I'll tell them why I won't get another one.

My mentor was very good and patient, so nothing at all against her. I just think the process needs to be tweeked.

But this is just my opinion.
08/26/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
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Originally posted by SMichelle
While I can understand why you say that the system is pointless if a mentor can't get you an assignment, it's not really the mentors job to get you an assignment. Mentors have the option to offer assignments, but they cannot guarantee that ... More
This. I've only had one (maybe two) students ever get a push assignment through my class. I prefer to not do push assignments at all.
08/27/2012
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
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Originally posted by SMichelle
While I can understand why you say that the system is pointless if a mentor can't get you an assignment, it's not really the mentors job to get you an assignment. Mentors have the option to offer assignments, but they cannot guarantee that ... More
Agreed.

Any of my assignments were ones I specifically requested through the admin themselves, not my mentor. The first mentor I has offered me a free gift, but I told her I had a couple items already to review. Pretty much as said, a mentor is to help with your reviews, not help you get free items. So really, if you don't free items through your mentor, that does not mean they are pointless.
08/27/2012
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
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Originally posted by sktb0007
This. I've only had one (maybe two) students ever get a push assignment through my class. I prefer to not do push assignments at all.
Having a mentor or not is not going to change your outcome on free assignments. I got denied 5 times this month before I got approved for my free assignment. Just because there isn't showing 3 reviews does not mean the remaining available are not already assigned. That's nothing you nor your mentor can control and change. They can however help you with writing your reviews when you DO write one. Not getting a free assignment has absolutely nothing to do with if your review is poorly written or not. With the eden points system, you can easy save and get items for free that way to review as well and they do not need to have less than 3 reviews. Items do not need to be assigned in order to review, you just need to have them in your hands. That can be by buying or getting as an assignment.
08/27/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
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Originally posted by skeeterlynn
Having a mentor or not is not going to change your outcome on free assignments. I got denied 5 times this month before I got approved for my free assignment. Just because there isn't showing 3 reviews does not mean the remaining available are ... More
.... I'm aware of all of this lol I think you may have read my post wrong or something. I'm talking about ME being the mentor, and preferring NOT do give push assignments to my students.
08/27/2012
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
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Originally posted by sktb0007
.... I'm aware of all of this lol I think you may have read my post wrong or something. I'm talking about ME being the mentor, and preferring NOT do give push assignments to my students.
Oh, no. I'm so sorry! This was to respond to the post above yours. Haha. Oops. I'm on your side. Haha.
08/27/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
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Originally posted by skeeterlynn
Oh, no. I'm so sorry! This was to respond to the post above yours. Haha. Oops. I'm on your side. Haha.
LOL it's okay. I was just kind of confused as to why you were saying all that to me So I thought maybe you misinterpreted my post No biggie!
08/27/2012
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
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Originally posted by sktb0007
LOL it's okay. I was just kind of confused as to why you were saying all that to me So I thought maybe you misinterpreted my post No biggie!
Haha. Nah. I meant that 100% directed to their post. xD I just hit the wrong reply button on my screen. Haha
08/27/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by SMichelle
While I can understand why you say that the system is pointless if a mentor can't get you an assignment, it's not really the mentors job to get you an assignment. Mentors have the option to offer assignments, but they cannot guarantee that ... More
Great answer SMichelle!
08/27/2012
SMichelle SMichelle
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Originally posted by sktb0007
.... I'm aware of all of this lol I think you may have read my post wrong or something. I'm talking about ME being the mentor, and preferring NOT do give push assignments to my students.
I also prefer not to do push assignments. I've had quite a few students join my class, keep in regular contact with me about what the mentor program entails, and then ask if I could please get them an assignment. I've told each of these students that I could, but that it can be difficult to get a push assignment, and that I would prefer not to do push assignments. As soon as I said I preferred not to give them an assignment, they vanished. I don't think it's coincidence.

What I tend to tell students now is that I will do push assignments, but only if they complete a useful review with me first. The ones that are serious about improving their reviews tend to have no problem with this, but the ones that just want free items seem to get irritated, and they immediately stop responding to my messages.
08/27/2012
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