I used to work for an outfit called "Dial America Marketing". They sell magazine subscriptions over the phone. I worked for this company out of Milford, Connecticut back in the 1970's.
Let me give you a little information about how these companies work. You get paid a commission every time you make a magazine subscription sale. How many times have you hung up on one of those aggreavating sales people that will not take "no" for an answer?
What it entails is that they go by the phone numbers, in order. Like my area code is 410. They start with something like 211-1111 in that area and they continue on to 211-1112. After they have completed every phone number possible, then they are given to different sales reps, with little notes on the card that say something to the effect of "Was not interested, but try again."
This is how you get so many of these calls, even of you have an unpublished number.
To the employees and potential employees of a company like this; please don't let your desire to make a sale get in the way of your ethics.
If that is what you like to do as a career, that is fine, but just think about the people that are not interested and make sure you make a note like maybe, "not possible."
I worked for them for 3 months and I think I cleared a paycheck of about $15 for 2 weeks worth of work. But then again, I have too honest of a personality to try to force someone in taking something they really don't want or can't afford just to make my purse or bank acccount a little fatter. Goldie Blankenship-JR Rip-Off Reporter
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