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Commission Based Work for Children

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Former Employee - Marketer in Markham, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Marketer in Markham, ON (Canada)

I worked at Scholars At Your Service part-time (less than a year)

Pros

Some pros of working here are that there are very short hours that you have to put in to work.

Cons

It is fully commission based work, and they lie to you when they say you get money for every lead you get. You only get paid $11 if the lead follows through and they get a paint job out of it, otherwise you get no money. It is almost impossible to get enough follow through leads to get paid minimum wage.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay commission based on how many leads the worker gets so they can at least make minimum wage.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. If you think you have what it takes then go for it

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    Former Employee - Franchise Manager
    Former Employee - Franchise Manager

    I worked at Scholars At Your Service full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience if you're looking to push yourself. Improves your sales ability, and you get good experience managing client relationships as well as managing and motivating your own employees. Overall, it's an experience you'll be proud that you did. Good lump at the end of the year if you've run a decent sized business.

    Cons

    The marketing gets tough. You need strong willpower and perseverance to get through the pre season, and you have to pay marketers out of your pocket. Be sure to track this expense closely and adjust your pricing. Coaching is good but as they grow it gets less personal. Production training isn't good enough, a lot of managers get overwhelmed and have painters quit. AND THE ROYALTIES ARE TOO MUCH. Not warranted with the level of coaching provided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training. Assist every manager in their first marketing session. Develop a better system for leads and marketing payment for managers to follow so that less of them end up losing money. Need modules and spreadsheets on profitability tracking for managers to follow. Lower royalties

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  2. Tough program that pushes you to your limits, while allowing a ton of learning opportunities

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    Former Employee - Franchise Manager
    Former Employee - Franchise Manager

    I worked at Scholars At Your Service full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a great chance to get a feel of what it's like to run your own small business; learn a lot about sales; managing production; paint tech; seeking, interviewing, hiring, training and managing employees; meet a lot of nice and not so nice clients; make good money; improve confidence

    Cons

    training for managing a job site is poor; most focus is on sales training so that you sell as much jobs as possible; producing work is overlooked; hiring good people is tough and the company does not provide good training in this area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rely only on yourself, nothing will happen if you don't work hard to get it; use the support network, peers, GMs, suppliers, your family, as much as you can; DO NOT GIVE UP, there is always another day!

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