Complaint: Just like others on Rip Off Report, I too had a crazy interview experience. It started with an intriguing Craigslist post about a fun new art gallery with a punk rock attitude. I called and showed up the next day, but as soon as I spoke to the owner I knew it had to be a multi-level marketing scam. However, I agreed to the second interview because I assumed I’d receive compensation just for that day. (I needed the money- so what the he**, right?) It was a stupid, stupid, stupid thing to assume.Like another reporter, my trainer also lied about the year of his car. And he too claimed to make six figures. I knew it was all bulls**t and I started to regret my decision to ride along with him when he started making up crap to customers. The salesman’s first sell of the day was to a non-profit, so his pitch became about how he just donated some paintings and had a few left over, yada yada yada. He told me he was from Colorado and just moved to Baton Rouge to open the gallery with the owner. He also said he’d been working for National Art Association for ten years. But he was savvy enough to wait until later in the day to bring out the full pitch of how the pyramid scheme really works- associate, something above that, something else, owner… you get the idea. Apparently NAA swears that you can manage associates after six short weeks. I didn’t mention to the trainer that he’d already claimed to be a ten-year veteran.And here’s the really awful part: when I didn’t show back up to truck around prints to hawk to embarrassed people just trying to work an honest day at the office, the owner sold my phone number to telemarketers.I’m sure this would be an okay job for people who have that shark attitude, but I’m more of a sheep. Anyone who could see past the bulls**t of the network marketing scam and simply sell (really good, at a good price) prints out of the back of their car could make a decent living. Just don’t for a minute think you’ll be a millionaire in a few short years from it.
Tags: Sales People
Address: 11646 Industriplex Baton Rouge, Louisiana United States of America