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The people that worked there were nice and were willing to talk to you and bring you in to their little "family"
This job lied from the very get-go. The job title I applied for was event assistant and I guess I didn't read the description that well, because in my head I was picturing planning parties, etc. The first interview was with the manager that was easy enough where he explained pushing people to become event managers. Now, I admit I was a little confused as the office was very tiny, three rooms in the whole office and I was perplexed about where these managers were working. and then my second interview was to be with a team leader on-site. I guess I was still a little naive because I went to a Sam's club to see what they were doing. I didn't believe that I would be selling the items myself, but planning the events where they would promote the items. Anyways, while at this second interview, I was told multiple times that they were not "salespeople" but "promoters" (this BS is also spouted many times in the office). I found this to be a little odd as well, because if I was promoting something I would have business cards or just cards that described that product to hand out to interested people. Next I did another third interview with the manager as he went over more details. He informed that #1 you would be paid either min. wage or commission whichever was higher (once commission is introduced, you are obviously a sales person), #2 that gas would be reimbursed (as the places that you are actually working are usually 30-100 miles away), and #3 that there were daily meetings that you would be responsible to go to. I took the job, as I was desperate, but I instantly began to hate it. The first week is spent all in the office to learn the "rules of promoting". The second week you get to go out in the "field", which is a sam's club where you "promote" the item. The Sam's Club I went to was in Mentor (I live in Lakewood). I had about 4 shifts the first week and spent almost $80 in gas. Our products that we were promoting were blood pressure monitors that many people did not want, so I unfortunately was going to be paid min. wage. When I got my 1st pay check I was expecting at least $500 (hourly + gas reimbursement) I was shocked when I only received $220. I talked to the manager about this letting him know that I didn't receive any gas reimbursement. He then told me that you had to come to the office first and then drive to the sam's club in order to receive reimbursement. That means if you came to the office meeting at 9 A.M and didn't start your shift until 3PM, unless you immediately went to the store, you would not be reimbursed for your gas. I was astounded by this information because I was not told that when I was hired. He also told me that they took a 1/2 hour out for every shift to be counted toward a "break". Now, mind you my shifts were 4 hours long, I've never heard of a company where you had to have a 1/2 hour break for a 4 hour shift, especially when I was never told I had to have that break. Basically, this job is a scam, they lie to you from the get go, you'd better be wise and never accept their offer. Also, another note, something that I found odd. When I first got there, there were a total of 5 people hired. 2 had been there for a little less than a year, 1 for 2 months, 1 for a month, and 1 newly hired. By my second week, the guy that had just been hired quit. My second week, 3 more people were hired. After the first day, one guy quit, and by my 3rd week, the other two quit, as well as another person that had been there before. Many people who do take this job do it because they are desperate, but many don't last for longer than a month or 2.