ED Magedson – Founder
Entertainment Advertising31041 Schoolcraft Rd. Suite B - upstairs Livonia, Michigan United States of America
Then they bring you in to their office for an interview which they try to schedule that same day or the next day. The office is run down but the excuse is that they just moved there and opened that office. I waited in the "waiting room" or whatever you would call it for the owner to come out. His name is Brad Rice. He seemed like a good guy and gave a description of the company similar to the job post which got me even more excited. Then they asked me back for a second interview/job shadow the next day and asked me to clear my schedule for the whole day from 8 - 6. I am also told that by the end of the day I will be required to make my decision on whether or not I want to accept the position or not (pending an offer).
At this point I am excited about everything and when I get home and am asked what the job entails and I realize I couldn't fully answer. Well the reason is because I was never told. Brad tried to tell me as much as he could without telling me exactly what I personally would have to do. All I knew was that everyone starts out doing the exact same thing.
The next day comes and I wake up still excited and put on my nice Ralph Lauren suit and my nice dress shoes and go in for what I figured to be a day in the office learning about the operations of the company. When I arrive I am asked to fill and sign a piece of paper that had a few paragraphs on it about how I am not an employee and what not, which was probably a hidden waiver and then waited about 20 minutes. Finally the leader that is going to be "showing me around" comes out and introduces himself with Brad and they send us out the door. Keep in mind I still do not know what is going on. I find out that we are going to be traveling to businesses to talk to them about our product. I figure we are going to scheduled appointments at offices, man was I wrong.
The next 8 hours of my life were complete hell. I get in the car and find out we are selling pistons tickets door to door in the ghetto of outside Detroit. I also find out that this job pays 100% commission, they don't pay for your gas, and they do not have any benefits. At this point I am stuck in the car driving farther and farther from where my car was. Needless to say it was 9 am and I was already furious. We arrive and park in the middle of no where and start walking down the street in my nice clothes. We walked over 6 miles total that day and went into every single business that we came across unannounced.
We went in gas stations, strip clubs, diners, restaurants, fast food restaurants, grocery stores, dentists, optometrists, mechanics, anything you can think of literally we went to between the hours of 9 and 6. I debated having someone come and pick me up but out of principle I decided to stick through the day and just be a man. When the day was over we drove back to the office where I met with Brad again.
I find out that my leader had given me a good recommendation (big surprise...not) and that I had been offered a position. I already knew I didn't want to take the job but didn't want to tell this guy to his face. I told him I couldn't make my decision today because I had to think about the 100% commission aspect of it. Lets just say he was more than rude after that getting very defensive about everything. I stayed as professional as I could as I told him we should part ways here and thanked him for the opportunity. If i had it my way I would have left him laying on the ground with a broken nose, but luckily I have restraint.
By the end of the day my feet were blistered, my shoes were ruined, and I was very unhappy. I just wanted to share this with anyone who will read it just so they can avoid making the same mistake that I did. There are similar posts for a company called Boss Advertising, now known as DB advertising out of Auburn Hills, MI. I had an interview scheduled there but luckily never had to go after this experience. They do the exact same thing as this company and have caused people just as many problems as they did myself. Please take the time to read the posts on Boss Advertising and DB Advertising and know that it will be the same at Entertainment Advertising. Hope this helps!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/20/2010 08:44 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Entertainment-Advertising/Livonia-Michigan-48150/Entertainment-Advertising-Entertainment-Advertising-Inc-Brad-Rice-Scam-Pyramid-Scheme-D-557217. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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