So much has been written concerning the pain and anguish caused by these types companies that I was tempted not to add to this parade of broken promises and real human suffering. Yet these companies persist even after all of the testimonies, some even two to three years old. Certainly I would have been the beneficiary had I known this site existed.
The methods of bringing people into the business is well documented. The lies that are told to people are outrageous and continuous. It is a commom and accepted business reality at the offices in Denver and the recently CLOSED DOWN office in colorado springs.
My experience with Granton Marketing, Innovative marketing group, and Key Marketing Concepts,Kelly advertizing group is that they are all Pimps who play to the emotions of the eager with fabulous lies of money generation,and greed.
It is not that the package is neatly wrapped; yes it is. The contents of the package has no value and that is the basis of the deception.
I have personally met Matt Kelly, of Kelly Advertising in Orange county CA. and many, many managers from all over the country. One common thread that runs through all of them is that they KNOW it's a shell game. It's the badge of shame they all wear. However the prize is to become rich at no matter the cost of suffering of others. People are just numbers to get them the financial riches they seek.
Funny thing is that when they finally become managers they realize the they have yet to rise above the bullshit level and are still hustling and lying, cheating and conniving just to make a living.
Sexual harrassment? You bet. Spend sixteen hours a day or more at your office and you will soon see that your only contact with anyone are the people you work with. Since most wash out within a week or two, why not get intimate with the people you work with. The managers I have worked for treated their company as dating services.
The system, or the corporate structure as it exists I believe is perfect, or as close to a perfect system that hires and gives opportunity to any tom, d**k, or harry that comes through the door. Hard work is required of ANY job, anywhere you work. The system fails when you have either young, inexperienced, unethical,corrupt, or just flat out dishonest people running the office from the top.
Having said all of this, I have not met even one person in a position of management who was not a raging hypocrite and liar. Tiffany Wetzler who was recently promoted to Manager after struggling two years in the field recently had her office closed down in Colorado Springs for lack of production.
All of her Account managers bailed because of poor managagement skills, forming cliques, uneven or unjust decision making. All of which she, as a new manager learned from her promoting manager, Simon Stuer who has recently opened an office in Chicago.
These people are corrupt. As they conduct their business I have found the fruit of their endeavor is corrupt as well. Not because they enrich themselves at the labor of sweat equity of others( remember they also went through the field and persevered where so many have not) Most companies do that. They are corrupt and at fault for telling half-truths and blatant lies of income, opportunity and taking advantage of a person whose only desire is to make a living.
Dispite any business model; you put crap in it, you'll get crap out of it.
Having been in this business for over a year I can tell you without a doubt that these companies, at least as they have been taught to me and from my observations across the country, LIE, STEAL and CHEAT. Their real purpose is to obtain money by any means neccesary and that they'll use you and throw you away like garbage when they are done with you.
Does that make the system bad? Not really. Yet I have yet to meet a perfect person and that is what this system demands.
From what I have personally experienced, Granton marketing, Innovative Marketing Group, and certainly the recently departed Key markeing Concepts would not be a good match for 99.9% of anyone on the planet. They capitalize on the greed and avarice that WE bring into the interview process. Whose fault is that?
Orange Co., California