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REVIEW UPDATE June 3 2016: Marketing Consultants of Orlando remains committed to increased customer satisfaction and has improved their business practices over the years to better serve their customers. Marketing Consultants of Orlando is truly dedicated to making sure their customers are satisfied and that any complaints which do arise are addressed promptly and fairly.
To date, Marketing Consultants of Orlando has made good faith efforts to resolve all complaints reported on Ripoff Report. Based on our experience, the member business has proven to be among the top members of the Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program as a Verified Safe Business™.
Over time and since becoming a member, Marketing Consultants of Orlando has remained actively engaged and improving the way they address customer service complaints. [continued below]....
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EDitor’s UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to Marketing Consultants of Orlando for its commitment to excellence in customer service.
Ripoff Report’s discussions with Marketing Consultants of Orlando have uncovered an ongoing commitment by the company to total client satisfaction. This means that clients can expect that the company will work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any complaints or concerns. Marketing Consultants of Orlando listens carefully to client concerns and sees them as an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and become more efficient as a company in the services offered and the support for those services.
Marketing Consultants of Orlando’s principal, Ms. Ashley Allen, has informed us that her personal philosophy is that her clients and crew are a precious resource. As a successful businesswoman, Ms. Allen feels it is critical to listen to her clients and crew, then respond properly. By always putting her customers first, Ms. Allen hopes to maintain Marketing Consultants of Orlando as a successful enterprise both now and for many years to come.
Another top executive of the company told us that Ms. Allen's personal business philosophy is based on the premise that "strives to provide the best work environment to encourage growth, personally and professionally, as they understand that a successful business model is based on stability and results, and taking care of their team is vital as the team in the life blood of the organization”. Marketing Consultants of Orlando's mission statement says it all: "Keep clients, customer, company, and crew happy! This ensures growth and stability. Clients want to keep their existing customers happy and acquire new customers. Customers want the best service for the best price. Our company wants to continue to acquire more clients and new markets. Our crew wants to hit their personal and professional goals in a fun, thriving environment." Some of the other things Rip-off Report learned in the course of its investigation: typical customer feedback reads: “Marketing Consultants of Orlando (and Ms. Allen) truly communicate all aspects of the job in a timely and effective manner. We are very pleased with the responsiveness that she and her employees show us. They are serious about meeting commitments, and deliver on all their promises.”
The information provided in this report below is based on comments made by Ashley Allen during an on-site inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases toward Marketing Consultants of Orlando.
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Marketing Consultants of Orlando is an independently owned and operated corporation/unit of a larger national group (400+ independently owned units nationwide) hired by AT&T to keep AT&T and its customers happy; each unit’s objective is to develop and create new units. New employee leads are typically acquired through career websites such as Monster.com, CareerBuilders.com, etc. as well as social media and college job fairs. The weekly hiring process involves the potential employee submitting a resume, then three HR managers review all resumes and narrow them down by 50%, call back the 50% for a prequalifying session by asking 2-5 questions and proceeds by narrowing this number by another 50%. They then invite the narrowed down group in for a face-to-face/2nd round interview which lasts approximately 10-15 minutes. This group then gets cut to approximately 20, and from this group of 20, Marketing Consultants of Orlando will hire 5-10.
Marketing Consultants of Orlando Customer Care & Complaint Resolution
At times, employees may not be satisfied with their job or employer. “We’ve had problems where a trainer did not want to train for the day or doesn’t want to work for the day. I can’t give you a specific trainer since the situations posted on Ripoff Reports have been difficult to trace or identify who posted them,” states Ashley Allen, a representative of Marketing Consultants of Orlando. However, Ms. Allen states that this is not a common complaint. When these situations do occur, “HR will meet with the employee on a one-to-one basis to determine the reason. If everything goes well, the employee is given advice and all is well,” explains Ms. Allen. However, if it is determined that the employee did not have a valid reason or has a poor habitual work pattern, then the employee is let go.
Once a complaint is resolved, Marketing Consultants of Orlando does not have a set follow-up procedure, but Ms. Allen states that the HR department does strive to resolve all employee issues and follow up if needed. One particular complaint posted to Ripoff Report, refers to an employee who felt he or she did not receive the rate of pay that was expected, and also that the job requirements and expectations were not evenly matched. To mitigate the issue, Ms. Allen explains that “HR goes over all employee pay and benefits matters with new hires and has them initial each item as it is discussed and completed. New employees receive a $250.00 training bonus from AT&T, but only if they fully complete the two-week training and do not miss any of the days required during the training. Also, every Monday, each employee can choose to change his/her pay method…either salary or commission.”
Since receiving complaints through Ripoff Report, Ms. Allen explains that she has always taken a personal interest in her employees and strives to ensure she addresses any questions or issues her employees may have, but is now striving to focus on that even more so. “Each Friday morning, I take them to Starbucks and address any questions they may have. Each Tuesday evening, I address questions pertaining to training, pay, etc,” she explains.
Ms. Allen and Marketing Consultants of Orlando recognize the value of working with Ripoff Report and the Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, and the platform it provides for businesses and their employees or clients to interact and resolve issues. “Marketing Consultants of Orlando believes this gives the company an opportunity to present the facts and to educate the people who research the company,” states Ms. Allen.
Marketing Consultants of Orlando / Statements from the owner
"My goal is to help every single person in my organization to set and obtain as many personal and professional goals as possible in the shortest amount of time. I love my life and I have worked very hard to get to where I am at professionally and personally. True success is everyday getting a little better in every area of your life. No one is perfect nor will they ever be, but everyday I am pushing closer through my work ethic, integrity, and commitment to success. Work hard, so you can play hard. If you want what only 2.5% of America has, then stop doing what 97.5% of America is doing. Start thinking, doing, and associating yourself with who you want to be! Only take advise from those that you want their life in that area!”
Marketing Consultants of Orlando / Statements from the team
"I love our weekly team nights. Bowling, scavenger hunts, karaoke, volleyball... they are all fun. In the past week I earned $50 in gas cards, two dinners on Ashley, and an hour massage that I scheduled for my wife.”
"I have never had a boss that would loan me $2000 when I got into a jam, thank you!”
"In the past six months I have been selected to traveled to Baltimore, DC, Palm Bay, Miami, Key West, and Dallas for various conference, NFL and NBA games, and vacation. I will be promoted this month allowing me to stay at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas next month. I love traveling period, but so much better on the companies expense”
"When I started I knew for sure I would always pick the salary plus bonus option every Monday, but after one week of training I was so confident to choice the 100% commission option that I have averaged $1200 a week in an entry level position.”
"In only three months I have been trained to do direct sales and marketing for a Fortune 100 client, interview, train, and run meetings in all of these categories. This has been more than I learned my entire four years gaining my degree in Communications and Marketing.”
"I thought I would never be great at sales but with the companies sales model that has been a proven model since opening their first location in 1994 and is now implemented in over 400 of their locations, I have been able to master negotiation, solution providing, marketing, public speaking, problem resolving, and sales.”
Marketing Consultants of Orlando’s installation team have expressed that they feel very confident doing their job. The Assistant Manager at Marketing Consultants of Orlando stated "I have seen Ms. Allen take personal interest in getting to know every single team members personal and professional goals and assisting them to achieve as many as possible.”
Marketing Consultants of Orlando Human Resource director commented, "With her BA in Pre-Law from the University of Miami and over six years of experience in running successful Direct Sales and Marketing Firms for over ten Fortune 500 clients, I know that she has the ability to continue to develop a multitude of new Branch Partners and National Consultants for her continual growing organization. It always gives me great pleasure to see individuals in our company get rewarded for their hard work through bonuses, recognition from Ms. Allen, and promotions.”
Marketing Consultants of Orlando takes employee satisfaction seriously as well. Employee feedback and surveys reveal comments such as this: "Marketing Consultants of Orlando provides a very positive, team environment. Opportunities for suggestions and improvements are encouraged. Ashley is truly concerned about our contribution to the company and providing growth opportunities for us. She takes the time to listen and communicate with employees and customers." Rip-off Report was pleased to learn that Marketing Consultants of Orlando’s past and current approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards client and employee satisfaction.
STATED IMPROVEMENTS FROM MARKETING CONSULTANTS OF ORLANDO
"Every new start in our company on day one initial and signs every section of their new hire paperwork and then is given over an hour with our Human Resource Manager or Partner where they verbally go over each sentence and all new hires are given the chance to ask as many questions as needed to fully understand requirements and expectations.”
Marketing Consultants of Orlando recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. If handled correctly, complaints can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Ripoff Report’s review, Marketing Consultants of Orlando has made organizational changes allowing its clients and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great client experience.
In summary, after our review, which included discussions with Ms. Allen, Ripoff Report is convinced that Marketing Consultants of Orlando is committed to the overall good of the teams growth and development personally and professionally resulting in total crew satisfaction.
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As a matter of policy, when a business becomes a member of the Corporate Advocacy Program they agree to allow Ripoff Report to contact every client who filed a complaint so they can make things right with them. In order to confirm that the complaints were resolved, Ripoff Report is copied on all responses so we can insure that the member business did right by their customers.
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First, Ripoff Report would like to let readers know that Ripoff Report emailed this customer so the member business could make things right with them. They never responded to Ripoff Reports request to help them. When a business joins the Corporate Advocacy Program, Ripoff Report emails everyone from the past so the member business can make things right with them. Of course, everything within reason. According to Marketing Consultants of Orlando, .. They do a three tier interviewing process. They do not pay individuals to interview. NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED
Marketing Consultants of Orlando Ashley Allen, Davis Marketing Concepts, International Psi/Psi International, Cydcor, Marketing Consultants of Orlando ...Yet another CYDCOR/ DS-MAX operation .. "management "job is really door to door sales, no soliciting / no trespassing signs disregarded, walls jumped, i averaged TWO DOLLARS AN HOUR, no travel reimbursements, no gas money, mandatory meetings you dont get paid for and you have to go on business trips where YOU pay the expenses! Orlando Florida
CYDCOR ( google them) is a massive door to door contractor that works worldwide. They are notorious for enforcing a cult like atmosphere working their employees over 70 hours a week with NO salary ( comission only... most people make at or below minimum wage when you average their comisssions and divide them by the hours worked..)
moving on .. at this moment ( july 2013) it would appear that a huge proportion ( 40% +) of ALL entry level job postings insales marketing and management on careerbuilder .com for the Central florida area come from 3 organizations that are part of the CYDCOR empire . These organizations will stress their independence ( and from a legal standpoint they are independent) but they are closely i nterrtiwned, sharing office space and growing from each other. they are INTERNATIONAL PSI/PSI INTERNATIONAL, DAVIS MARKETINC CONCEPTS ( DMC) and the one i have personal experience with MARKETING CONSULTANTS OF ORLANDO(MCO) .
you can see a sample of these ads here : http://www.careerbuilder.com/Jobs/Company/C8H53J67TYD732N6TWZ/Marketing-Consultants-of-Orlando-Jobs/?IPath=JEB
Note that some of these ads tout that tehre is no cubicle or phone work or absoluteluy no cold calling! There may not be any cold calling on the phone, but there will be plenty of interrupting peoples dinners when you knowck on their doors, showing up, unannounced, on their property....
While out job searching I sent a resume out to them. it was an instinctual thing and frankly i have no memory of doing it. I got several emails from them and ignored them. They seemed fake , like an " office space" parody of business speak, all " maximizing opportunity" and "synergistic effects" and other meaninngless coprorate catchprases. One day the phone rang... I answered and it was someone from Marketing Consultants of Orlando, she gave me a female name, interistingly in the townand a half moths i worked there i would never meet this person or anyone with such a name... i found iout later this is a tactic .. each ad has a different " contact" person so that they can monitor which ads result in the most leads. T he person on the line told me they where thrilled at my resume and themanegerial experience therein and could I please come In tomorrow for an interview?
I appeared the next day with my resume and was taken to the back fo the offices to meet the manager. ( who would also turned out to be the " owner".. this is siginifcant..) The office bustled with energy.. there where at least five other people waiting for an itnerview... and everyone was very well dressed and high energy ( all of which is on purpose... as salesmen MCO knows all the psychological tricks, but they curiosu thing is how muche theyuse it on new employees and not just propective customers)
The manager/ owner, turned out to be a friendly bubbly and energetic short blonde woman named Ashley Allen who greeted me warmly. ( linked in page :http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ashley-allen/65/415/bb5) Ashley told me she was very impressed with my management experience. she talked about how she was looking for new managers adn could see from my eloquence , previous experience in the field of education and high energy that i could probably make a good trainer. at no point did she mention what I would be training others to do. AT NO POINT DURING THIS INITIAL INTERVIEW DID SHE EVER MENTION THIS WAS A DOOR TO DOOR SALES JOB, NOR THE FACT THAT EVERY OTHER PERSON IN THE OFFICE( except for her, though she had done it in the past) SPENT MOST OF THEIR DAY OUT IN THE SUN/RAIN GETTING CHASED BY DOGS/POLICE ETC IN ORDER TO MAKE SALES, NOR THAT THIS WAS A COMISSION ONLY JOB AND THAT, UNTIL YOU ARE PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT MANAGER, THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE MONEY IS THROUGH YOUR COMMISSION BASED SOLEY ON DOOR TO DOOR SALES, OR THAT AS YOU PROGRESS THROUGH THE COMPANY YOU WILL BE GIVEN NEW RESPONSIBILITIES BUT NOT ANY EXTRA RENUMERATION TO REIMBURSE YOU FOR THIS ADDED EXPENSES, NOR THE FACT THAT THE COMPANY WILL NOT REIMBURSE YOU FOR EXPENSES SUCH AS GAS, FOOD CONSUMED ON THE FIELD, OR TRAVEL EXPENSES AND HOTEL ( THAT'S RIGHT ! YOU PAY FOR YOUR OWN BUSINESS TRIPS!) AND FORGET ANY BENEFITS OF ANY KIND. Noope By the end of the first day I was told this was a management training program ( like the ones you can apply to at Enterprise rental car etc) And i would receive a phone call at 7 p.M notifying me if i made it to the second round .
At 7 pm the phone call came. It always comes. The machine needs new bodies to get through its enormous burn out rate.
next day , round two. I meet at a Panera Bread just across the street from Marketing consultants of Orlando's office with a young man. he tells me he works for the corporation that has hundreds of offices throughout america ( the name of the corporation is NEVER GIVEN). he is up here on a " business trip" and he is telling me how fun these are ( he does not tell me that HE IS PAYING HIS OWN EXPENSES ON THIS "BUSINESS" TRIP .. which he is) . he buys me lunch ( out of HIS OWN pocket i later learn, never to be reimbursed) and tells me about the sturcture of the organization. it is here FOR THE FIRST TIME that the Door - to door componenet of the job is mentioned. This is portrayed as a very brief 3-5 week experiential learning adventure . After that I will move into leadership, where i will become a trainer. The reason of those 3-5 weeks is so that i know hwo to train based on my own experience. Sounds swell. So far it is implied that there are two tiers of employees MANAGEMENT TRAINEES ( that is you and me) and salespeople. We train the sales people but to do that we must temporarily become sales people. THERE IS NOTHING TEMPROARY ABOUT IT, THIS IS A SALESMAN'S JOB. EVERYONE IN THE OFFICE BUT ASHLEY ( THE OWNER/MANAGER) SELLS DOOR TO DOOR EVERY DAY, AND SHE ONLY GOT TO BE MANAGER AFTER SELLING DOOR TO DOOR FOR 2-3 YEARS. all other titles in this organization " leader " corporate trainer" even " assistant manager" are DOOR TO DOOR SALESPEOPLE first and foremost , with added responsibilities ( but usually NO added compensation) as you move up the line. My interviewer, who whas up here on his own dime buying me lunch from his own money, would after my interview, take off his suit and tie put on kakis anad a blue ATT shirt and head to the field to see if he could make any money this day. NONE of this is mentioned in the clear honest forward way that I am mentioning it to you.
this is where the CYDCOR system ( remember them? that is the company whose name is never mentioned to new prospective hires you will be told about how this is the most succesful drict marketing firm i the wold with 800 or so franchisees ( like MCO) BUT the name is never mentioned. here it is the name is CYDCOR formerly known as DS-MAX. GOOGLE THESE NAMES and you will soon find why we are explicitly told never to mention them to interviewees... they do not have the best reputation)
anyways here is where the CYDCOR system hard sell begins. My inteerviewer tells me that the thing that drew him to this corporation are the clear paths to advancement. he then starts telling me how i will be an owner within a year ( never "MAY be" always "WILL be", the use of words like may can, probably basically etc is FORBIDDEN as "doubt words".. every interaction you have within the company or with clietns is ony about " will" do what will happen etc) , and before that I will be an assistant manager, a corproate trainer and a leader.
here are some of the things he does not tell you :
YOU WILL BE A DOOR TO DOOR SALESMAN EVERY DAY NO MATTER WHAT UNLESS YOU ARE AN OWNER. Even the assistant manager at MCO, who was very busy with many day to day aspects of running the ship, went out and sold door to door. In fact he was usually the best salesman that week ( the high roller day in day out, top of the " big ups" board.) In fact he was assistant manager BECAUSE he was the best salesman! This is one of the biggest disconnects within the company.. you must always see yourself as a LEADER/ CORPROATE TRAINER/ ASSISTANT MANAGER and talk up your position at all times, never call yourself a salesman ( even the lowest salesman is an " account manager!") if you express contentment with being a mere "account manager" watch out! the entire system is built around your desire to move up! DAILY you will be asked to express publicly how badly you want to reach the next level and how soon you will reach that goal and yet......and yet the ONLY thing that matters ( until you are assistant manager) is YOUR PERFORMANCE IN DOOR TO DOOR SALES DAY IN AND DAY OUT. that is the only thing that determines whether you will eat that week!
Except for the Manager/Owner and the Assistant Manager, your Income is based solely on your perofromance on door to Door sales. BUT as you move up the scale you get responsibilities... THAT YOU HAVE TO FUND! In other words there are added responsibilities but no added income! people often GO DOWN IN INCOME when they go from good " salesman" Sorry! I meant "account manager" to Leader! why? because now you have to go on " business trips" ( you pay for the gas! and the hotel room... thankfully you get to share that hotel room with five of your best friends so you only pay 17% of the price... but still... have you ever heard of a job sending you on a business trip and REFUSING to pay for the hotel? because that is what Marketing Consultants of Orlando does!)... now you have to " volunteer" to host " team nights' ( parties... fro which attendance is mandatory held usually every thursday nightr) .. you may be even asked to split money with a new recruit so they do not leave ( a leaders main job..after his or her own door to door sales, is to make sure the new people dont leave.)
After he met with me my interviewer told me he would meet with the manager/owner ( the manager and the owner are always the same person in CYDCOR speak) and again 6 pm phone call would tell me if i would move forward to round three.
Of course the call came. as it always does.
Round three was aagain with Ashley , the manager/owner. She basically recapped all of the news about my advancement possibilities given by my second round interviwer. Seriously the whole spiel.
then she asked me if i had any questiions >
I had two... I informed her point blank that it was standard advice for job applicants to research the company online... but i had tried doing so and had found no information at all. She deflected this question by telling me that " all the branches have different names" .. I of course already knew this I had menat the nmae of the " mother organization. She never gave me one. In retrospect I should have walked out right there for why woul d she not give me the information if it wasn't because she did not want me to read what the internet had to say abou the mother company? ( said Mother company by the way is called CYDCOR formerly DS-MAX. you know have the info i did not have.. happy googling!)
secondly: i expressed her my concerns about working soley for comission. She told me there where two payment schemes, and that i could choose each monday which one was the best for me. first scheme was straight comission everyone chose this becaus epeopell routinemy made 800 a week blah blah blah. basically you got 80-116 dollars ( depending on the package) for each person you signed up to Uverse;
Second a salary of $ 500 dollars a week that took the place of your first 6 sales plus 50 bucks a pop for each one after that,
THIS WAS A BOLDFACE LIE, THAT SECOND OPTION DOES NOT EXIST STRAIGHT COMMISSION IS THE ONLY OPTION. Not only did i Never meet anyone at all who took the salry option , but it would have been matehmatically impossible for Marketing sConsultants of Orlando to offer it, since most people make less than 5 sales a week. MCO simply does not have the cashflow for that second option. THERE IS STRAIGHT COMISSION ONLY. Why did the owner lie to me? because she needed my warm body to sell ATT U_verse due to t the high turnover rate. Why such a high turnover rate? because of the working conditions....
I was told training would be " equivalent to an MBA" that i had to carry a pen and notebook with me at all times and that every night I would have to take a multiple choice exam that would determine if i could go on to the next days training.
These multiple choice exams never materialized.
Instead training is going out in the field with a mor e experienced salemsna or " leader" and observe him in action while you try to memorize the pitch. I have nothing bad to say about the pitch, so instead I will point out other things.
What to do if the customer has a no sliciting/ no trespassing sign?
My thinking : " dont knock,even if he answers he will be pissed and wont buy anything from us"
training: " no soliciting no trespassing signs are prime targets, their existence means EASY MARK , these people are impulsive and are easy sells.
No soliciting signs in neigborhood : ignore.
gated community : sneak past by driving in after another car, or jump the wall/ fence ( i jumped the wall fence several times and saw many others do it )
if someone says " no soliciting " say, I understand sir/ madam, I am only here to talk about the line work and consturction".
The key to the sale came from using four impulse factors and overcoming three objections :
the Ipulse factors include
" keeping up with the joneses" ( bandwagon effect as we were told " no one wantses to be the first or the last to do anything) once you signed up someone in your neighborhood you namedropped them as often as possible all over the pitch.
" sense of urgency" not actually talking fast ( that confuses people ) instead Use " real quickly now" as your transition for anything, thus letting the customer know you wont be taking too much of his time .
Sense of loss . claim it is your last day ever there and you will never be out there ever again the end. Thi sis of course bullshit, you will be out there as long as it takes in order to close as many people as possible ( close = sign up) and they can get teh same deals from the ATT website, not just from you.
" indifference" bascially claiming you dont care if they dont sign up. playing hard to get high school girl style.
as for the objections you basically say " yes sir I understand that , then " explain away their objections ( not ONCE did i or anyone else actually adress the objection head on instead we repeated parto fo the pitch taht seemed relevant and or used one of the four impluse factors above, and then wernt back to the ptich " bulldozing" ( yes that was the term used) the clients until the end.
These are again the negatives, there are of course some positive technuqiues as well such as building rapport witht eh customers, " painting a clear picture, etc.)
" leaders " come in a t ten for a " meeting of the minds" you will come in at eleven to have a one on one with a leader, then at midday " solo" meeting. then at one o clock " atmosphere " and impact meetings. I wont go into detail here but if you want to read more about the cult like goings on ehere google " cydcoratmosphere" or the like. At 145- 200 o clock solos are relased to go to their territories, leaders hang back until 2:30 . These leader meetigs are rather more unpleasant thann the atmospehere one since the woner gets to berate them about the performance of the newbies under their command.
Betwee n 145/ 2:30 and 9 you are in the field. You must get to your destination ( no gas WILL NEVER BE REIMBURSED) , Buy and eat lunch ( NEVER REIMBURSED) pklease dont spend more than 15 minutes eating, you must triple loop 35 houses, and you must head back for bells at 9 p.m)
Your neighborhoods will usually be below the median, your customers will often have poor credit ( rule fo thumb the nicer the customer is to you the less likely his credit will go through if you manage to close him)
you MUST work if it is rainign outside. I and many others came to like getting rained on, people feel pity for you when you are soaking wet drencehd to the bones, and are nicer and th s more likely to close.
you must knock on every door until you have done so NINE times or you have gotten two hard noes. Yep that is two. Get a door slammed agnrily in your face? your leader will make sure you go back!
You are not allowed to use an unmbrella, hat, or shades, prospective customers supposedly mistrust you fi they dont see you out there soaking in the skin cancer!
At 9 you head back for bells and evening atmosphere, where thos ewho closed that day " where on the bell) are celebrated. You are done by 9 45, or 10 when you are a leader.
so twelve hours a day if you are a leader, 11 if you are a solo. Monday to friday.... then add 2 hours more for satruday ( and you MUST work saturday unles you sold ten accounts moday to friday, in the eight weeks i was there full time i NEVER saw someone close ten accounts mon-friday)
thats 60/55 + 14/13 = 74-68 hours a WEEK!
note that leadership standards ( which less than half off the slesmen will reach in any given week) is 500 usd a week... basic second grade math shows that leadership standards means you made EIGHT DOLLARS AN HOUR MINUS WHAT YOU SPENT ON FOOD AND GAS. ther will be many days in which you will go home after a twelve hour daty smelly and sweaty HaVING MADE ZERO MONEY. you donated your day To Marketing Consultants of Orlando... and all you got back was dirty looks because you " rolled" that day.
Actually once you hit leadership your take home pay can go down again.. because know you are expected to
GO ON TRIPS!.... WHICH YOU PAY FOR...
THROW PARTIES FOR THE OFFICE... WHICH YOU PAY FOR...
TAKE ON EXTRA RESPONSIBILITIES... SUCH AS WRITING THE MEETINGS FOR NEXT TIME... ANY EXTRA PAY FOR THIS? OF COURSE NOT!
give up a day of prdouctivety to RETRAIN one of the newbies under you ( and every newby needs to be retrained at least once )
do WHATEVER IT TAKES to make sure your newbies dont " toast" out ( drop out and leave) ... like maybe throwing in some of your own money to help newbie with the gas.
WHY would anyone ever agree to these added responsibilities without any added income? because you are being told for THREE HOURS EVERY DAY ( which again you are not paid for) that you are in a "MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM and you will be an OWNER. anything resembling a normal 9-to 5 stable job with such things as " heatlhcare and " retirement benefits" are berated as for losers/ sheep/etc/one step removed from welfare. If you have no tolerance for Ayn Rand style Objectivist " job creator/ " prime mover " style bullshit.... well be warned YOU GET EIGHTEEN HOURS A WEEK OF IT HERE.
And of course let us not forget the elephant in the room in the comission free environment those weeks when you dont sell anything for four or five days and you see your bank account dwindle as you spend money on gas to head out to your crime infested territory.. and get nothing for it. Its moments like the time you buy a whopper jr because it is on sale for a dollar.. you bite into it and realize it is the first time in eleven days you have eaten meat.. not because you are a vegan but because you cannot AFFORD meat despite working 70+ hours a week that you go... what the hell am i doing here? You decide to look for other work on sunday... your only day off... but you are too tired...
I lasted eight weeks as a full time employee. I logged all my hours for eight weeks. In eight weeks I logged 553 hours of Work for Marketing Consultants of Orlando. My total after taxes take home pay was 1197 dollars. for eight weeks THAT WORKS OUT TO TWO DOLLARS AN HOUR. what more is there to say?
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