Three Seven Marketing Group Scam, No Real job opportunity
Ok, Where to begin?
I answered an ad on careerbuilder.com for what was advertised as an excellent opportunity, i was intrigued so i sent a resume and came in for my first interview.
Tara explained the 'business' to me, got me excited about an 'opportunity' and invited me back for the second round interview.
the second round interview was interesting to say the least.
i got to the office about 9 am and went to 'the field' with one of their fancy titled door to door sales people. the guy was a total *** by the way.
we drove to our area (an hour away, and he said he spent his own money on gas without reimbursement) and then spent the ENTIRE day driving/walking to various businesses, barging in unannounced and demanding to speak to the person in charge. he called it 'taking control' i called it "embarrasing and rude" anyway, the entire day was spent getting kicked out of various local establishments while trying to sell them office supplies, reguardless of wether they needed them or not.
example, a business we walked into had at most, three employees. the salesman, i forgot his name, tried to sell him five boxes of paper. even though the guy had already mentioned that he used one box per year.
i watched as the customer grew angry and frusturated at this sutuation, i could tell he was just trying to be nice and not kick us out. but the sales rep kept pushing and pushing and finally the guy yelled at us and told us he would call the police if he saw us again.
anyway... this business made me follow them around all day with no compensation, didn't even offer to buy me lunch, i had to ask many times to go to the bathroom, i got yelled at for using my phone in his car, he told me it was disrespectful.
i asked him when we were heading back to the office he said we would be back about 5-5:30 because he hadn't made a sale yet and was going to go the extra mile.
i demanded that he take me back early because i couldnt stand to walk into another one of these businesses and embarras myself.
when we got back to the office he brought me up to tara's office where she sat me down and asked me a lot of condescending questions in an attempt to make herself feel superior. things like ' you dont see the obvious advantage to this business?' and tried to sell me on joining her company,
i just said no and left.
my day would have been better spent walking barefoot on broken glass.
here's the jeff foxworthy way of explaining it.
If you are the kind of person that wants to hard sell office supplies to people that cant afford them or do not want them. this job is for you.
if you like to drive your own car over 100 miles a day without any reimbursement. this job is for you
if you like 100% comission sales with no salary or benefits, this job is for you.
if you like to work for a bi*ch of a boss that talks to everyone like she owns them. this job is for you.
if you live in a fantasy world where doing the same thing over and over and over again gets you different results....you're insane.
from what i gather, the average person lasts about 3 weeks at this job. and does not collect a paycheck at the end of it.
avoid this business at all costs!
you have been warned!
Monetary Loss: $30000.