This message is from a member of http://www.msnusers.com/DSMAXTheAftermath
and is delivered to this site anonymously..
I was in DSMax for years. I should have quit a while ago. I kept on thinking that I would get promoted. It never happened. DSMax seems nice but it just uses people.
You get brainwashed into believing that if you work hard and believe in your self and the marketing system that you will be financially independant. You pay for your own transportation, food, lodging on roadtrips and taxes. You pay new reps out of your own pocket when you train them. There are many days when you make no money.
They had me sell travel packages that turned out to be illegitimate. I was used as a vehicle to rip people off. It makes me sick. I started to hear complaints from customers about validity of trips. I would ask the managers if they were legitimate. I was assured that they were and then they were not. My immediate managers were all good people. I think that they must have been assured that the packages would be honored. This happened with 3 different campaigns.
Managers make money at the expense of leaders. Leaders train and pay new people out of their pocket. The amount of times I would spend a day with someone - work on their pitch, get to know them, quiz them - pay them some or ALL of the daily earnings - to not have them show up again. Leaders do this because they believe that if they follow the management plan, they will become a manager and attain financial independance. Very few make it. Very many suffer considerable financial loss for trying.
The company does not pay payroll taxes. They 1099 everyone. They cover next to nothing. Thus they can hire numerous sales reps to sell products and compete against a companies own sales force. A company can out source a sales force based on perfermance via dsmax.
The downside? The sales reps make s**t for money, have no benefits and few have loyalty to the company they represent. Why should they? They are in it for the fast buck so a percentage of them mis-represent the client and rip it and/or its customers off.
Also, the company can turn around and lay its people off. You don't need nafta to hire cheap labor in Mexico - or a good fiberoptic system to hook up to cheap labor in India. Contract DSMax. Who suffers? The company's sales reps, the distributers and the ripped off customers.
Most of the senior reps have integrity to the clients they represent. I sure did. The problem is that their is NO screening of applicants at all. The managers preach looking out for the client up and down and when they do find bad reps they fire them. (Especially if the rep is making the manager money. Some manager do hold on to such people.) But very often before this is done the rep has caused considerable damage.
In a way I'm relieved I'm not promoted now. I would not have taken time to look at the consequences of DSMAX. I would be an owner that would promote a business that in the long run, is financially devastating for the vast majority of people who want to try it out - especially leaders.
I would urge my sales crew to promote products that might rip people off. I would preach opportunity to people that I knew that few if any might attain.
That is my 2 cents. Do with it what you will.
please join our community if you have been victimized..all is anonymous..we realize that ds-max is like the mob and very powerful...
Los Angeles, California Click here to read other Rip Off Reports on ds-max, dsmax, ds/max, granton marketing, cydcor Click here to read other Rip Off Reports on Cydor