Today was my second interview, and I was excited that I was accepted. Yes, I had to call back at 3:00 to confirm that I got the job. I told them that I would call them tomorrow with my final answer, as I needed to talk with my spouse. The gentlemen seemed very taken aback, and stressed that he needed to fill these positions right away.
I said that I just received all of the final information an hour earlier (duh), and I don't make any big decisions without discussing them with my husband. (I think accepting a job, and starting next week is a big deal). He finally seemed ok with it.
I talked it over with my husband, and I agreed to take the position. I told him that there were a few things that bothered me, but I could probably explain them away...
1) The office building did not have a sign outside.
2) I still couldn't find any information on the company on the internet, and I am very good at researching.
3) They had me sign paperwork, and part of it was a "no slander" clause.
4) My training period was to be paid in cash, yet it would be reported to I.R.S.
5) The fact that my training period had no definite payment schedule; it depended on my attitude, bonuses, etc...(wierd)
6) My first interview, the guy didn't want me to talk at all. It was like pulling teeth for me to ask any questions. I still have some questions.
7) There were no business cards anywhere when I was in the office.
I was still having reservations, but I was going to tell them yes, tomorrow morning. I was still going to try to find something on the net, to try to ease my misgivings, because I thought that I would love the job. I did actually ask the other gentlemen straight-out if we were ever paid on commission, and he said no.
After 30 minutes on the internet, I found this Rip-off Report. The company has a different name, but the scenarios are exactly the same. I cannot believe that I fell for it. They were so smoothe. This morning when the one guy left me a message confirming my interview, and told me to dress professionally, I thought that was strange. I was like, no, I was going to show up in my pajammas. What are they used to dealing with, or are they really hard up?
The point is, that I am really upset right now, because I thought that I was going to a new job on Monday, and instead I got duped, scammed, and I feel stupid. I'm not one of those who would fall for an internet scam or do something really dumb. They are taking advantage of needy people.
I just hope this helps some of the people who were there today!!!!!!
Sorry also for venting!
St. Louis, Missouri