Beware of certain employment ads in the local paper, The company Aspen Air LLC is a complete scam, Owned by Rick and Polly Beasley. They put ads in the paper such as:
"Local Company has full time work available. Applicants must be neat in appearance, have own vehicle and able to start immediately! $1,849/mo call 208-457-8381 to set up interview"
They say they pay $1849 a month which is completely false
They put different ads in the paper about every 2 weeks seeking IAQS Specialist and so on. They always train on Mondays and Tuesdays. This is done for a specific reason which I will explain shortly.
Once you call this company they will ask you to come in for an interview. This interview will be at their office and you will attend it with multiple people usually 5 to 15 or so. Everyone usually gets hired for a good reason. They will interview people one by one then they will tell you to call them at a certain time. Once you call them they will tell you to attend a free training class that is not paid. This training class is where all the mind wash and false hope of financial freedom starts. You will be promised a base pay, gas check every week and that the company sets up the appointments for you. This is not true. You will also be shown The Edge program which looks very appeasing to people as it shows how you rank up in the business by selling the product and as you gain rank you get more pay, It is nearly impossible to gain rank in this system this is multi-level marketing at its best.
Once you start training you will be learning how to demonstrate a portable air filter then you will learn to demo a vacuum cleaner. Once you complete your training they will tell you your first 5 days are training and you must practice on your family and friends and to set up appointments with them and that if you make a sale and beings it's a "training" you only get 100.00 for each sale. This system sells for $3298.00 it's a very expensive system that only costs $1000.00 from the factory, so they pocket the rest of the money and you get is chicken feed. The purpose of this "hiring and training" is called FNR weekend (FNR friends neighbors relatives) And it is the most profitable time for this company and its where they make 80% of their money off people. They hire you to make money off you and your relatives and friends, usually what happens is people quit after the first few days or the first few weeks. This process rolls on and on unknown to unsuspecting victims. These people pretend to be nice, kind, caring people, but they are ruthless salespeople who only care about their own well being and lining their own pockets with money made off your family and friends and you get hardly anything for it and guess what you did all the work for them you go out and sell a 3k system to your mother they make $1500 and you make $100.00 wonderful financial freedom isn't it, yes for the owners it is.
The supposed base pay is a total farse. They make the claim you get a base pay if you don't make any sales this is also untrue. For if you don't make sales they let you go. They also claim to pay for your gas but this is also a scam, for you to get the gas check every week you have to run a minimum of 12 demos. And that is almost impossible to achieve.
If you start asking questions or start complaining about not getting enough money or have enough demos to run they will bad mouth you behind your back to the other employees and make you out to be the "negative" person and say that your "stinkin thinking" will cause other people to quit the company and they usually let you go.
It all sounds great and easy but take it from me its not. This is NOT the type of job to get if you have a family and a mortgage, The work is so iffy and up and down you never know what your income will be. Now the promise is that you'll make 4 to 5k a month with ease, it's not easy at all and it can get extremely frustrating. You can go from making a couple hundreds bucks one week then have a week of no sales or worse 2 or 3 weeks of no sales, then just try to ask for that promised "base pay" you won't get it ever. They will explain you don't have what it takes to sell and you should turn in your equipment. Its really not fair to those that believe this is it total financial freedom and attempt to make this phantom money as its not there nor has it ever been. The main money players are the owners and the distributors. If you are a single person with no debt in your life by all means go for it, if your happy making a few bucks here and there. But for a family man its impossible so don't go through the fights with the wife and put yourself through all the stress as I did.
And those office set appointments? Yes they do after your first week of selling like mad to your families and friends but here is how they do it. They have people cold calling folks offering prizes if they let the "driver" come over and show them the product and they tell the people "there is nothing to buy just watch" once they get into your home they unleash all kinds of tactics to get into your wallet. And the prizes you get? Cheap junk that the boss buys in bulk anything from a 2.00 knife set to crummy pizza & movie vouchers that are worthless and vacation flyers that are very deceptive.
The phone room works this way: The phone people start by calling folks asking to do a health survey, asking a few simple questions like "do you have any allergies or asthma?" "What type of heating do you use?" and of course "what type of vacuum do you use?" and they will always say "We don't need to know where you work but what type of work you do?" This question is so they can gage how much money you make based off what work you do, if you make less than 20 or 30 thousand they throw that lead into the trash. But if you are a nurse and make a nice income they will be at your door asap. Leads are put into different categories from as they say "scum" low income people and so on they get put into the "scum" pile and the leads with the good income and owners of credit cards you get into the "money pile" and be sure a sales rep will be at your door. The reason they do these health surveys is to bypass the Do Not Call List as at that moment they are not selling anything to you just asking a few questions, but at the end of the call they will say "we may be contacting you again in regards to this survey" bam now if you say yes they can call you back to solicit a appointment with one of the sales reps and just for watching you get your prize but remember you don't have to buy anything as they say.
Once the rep is in your house be prepared to go through a minimum of 1 to 2 hours of sales jargon and phone calls to the office to make a better deal for you. They say it will only take 15 to 30 min but there is no way it can be done that fast they want to take the time to get you all guilty about the dangers of dust in your house and get you freaked out about dust mites and so on so you'll whip out 3 grand to buy the system so your family will be safe. If you choose to do financing with the company watch out! The APRs are high and a 3 grand system will end up costing over 5 thousand! I know as I have witnessed it all. The product is a fantastic product that works great but it's NOT worth what they charge. If you do ever get a sales rep in your home don't pay more than $1200 at most as the system isn't worth any more than that.
Now this company also runs false prize giveaways at local malls and certain events like fairs. They put out a car, truck, or some nice furniture that you can win. But guess what you will never win it, only get solicited to have a demo in your home and end up with a 3k cleaning system. The expensive prizes are only rented and never given away as there is no way this company could afford to do that as it would bankrupt them if they actually gave them away. All the registration cards in the boxes get taken back to the office and are sorted through the "money people" and the "scum" and then they start calling and setting appointments.
Bottom line is what they do to people is cruel and unfair. People need to know how this company operates. They have people working their tails off for nothing and beings you are a 1099 you're a independent contractor now, so no W2 signing which guarantees a wage from the state. You can end up working 50 or more hours a week if you don't make any sales you get no money. Think helping around the office will do any good think again you make nothing. So don't waste a week of your life get a real job and put these people out of business.
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