Thursday, November 20, 2008

Job Woes

I was "fired" last Monday and have been searching for a new job ever since. Let me tell you, it is NOT easy. I have put my resume everywhere, searched online jobs, Craigslist, and been on interviews.

I went on a second interview yesterday, for a marketing complany whom I had high hopes for. I was told the company worked with non profit organizations to help get the word out. I was told I would be going to a live event, and seeing how things were done. I was excited.

I followed J to the "event" which was further away than I had planned for; wonder if the job includes mileage reimbursement; and was a little shocked when we pulled into the "Office Depot" parking lot. J informs me that we will set up just outside the door, pulled out a table and tub-o-stuff and lead me to our spot. He set up the table with a table cloth, banner, and then the goods that I assumed we would be handing out. NOPE, I was wrong.

We were not handing out these good for the non-profit organization. We were selling them, AND not only that "we" were making profit from it. Um, HELLO, that is not what I thought was going to happen. J continued to make sales pitches to everyone that walked by with cheezy CHEEZY sayings, "There she is, I have been waiting for you all day!" to one woman who honestly looked like a pimp in purple velvet. He kept swtiching the prices of all the items to sell as many things as he could. BIG RED FLAG!

After a couple of hours with this, he took me to lunch, where I was to buy my own lunch, and he was to tell me how we get paid. I didn't buy lunch, and he told me that the hours are 9:00 AM to 7 PM, and basically we would be doing this over and over each day. That they were not paid hourly or salary, but are given 35% of our sales. um, WHAT!? Needless to say, I did not take the position. It all seemed too much like a scam, not to mention the way they "recruited" us as sellers, then we would get promoted to trainers, then to managers, then we would get our own campaigne, under a different company name, and start the process all over again. I mean, its too much like consultant based sales and tier profits for me.

So the hunt continues. If anyone out there has a job opening, send it my way!


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