After losing over 50 pounds on my own program, Mind-Body Connection, I thought that while I was getting my business off the ground, I would go work for another company to "learn the business" or weight loss industry. Little did I know that I would learn something else entirely!
I applied to be a "weight loss counselor" with Slim 4 Life because I thought I would actually be a "weight loss counselor", when in reality, I became a sales attendant. After reading all about LA Weight Loss on this site, I began realizing something; the practices are all the same. Every single client that comes through the door is a dollar sign, not a person.
They used deceptive marketing practices I couldn't agree with. For example, when someone calls to ask a question on the cost, the correct way to answer that question is to ask other questions and go into the phone script. Then, if there are still cost questions, the answers are all supposed to point to the famous, "Service fees are only $9 a week!" But then when someone comes in for their "free" consultation, they find out that they have to pay it all up front, plus buy $270 worth of products, as the "starter kit".
Then, there was this person who wanted a refund because she was allergic to something in the bars, or supplements as they are called at Slim 4 Life. No one would give her a refund, or an exchange for other products, because she didn't have a doctor's letter telling what the allergy was. She was expected to sell the dang bars to people in the lobby! How absurd is that??
The owners wanted their employees to go along with the whole charade and lie to the customers. It's all about who can sell the most. Even when someone sold alot of products and services and was with the company for 6 years, they fired her because she wanted to make the company better and make positive changes. "It's been this way all the time, so we can't change it now."
I am quitting at the end of this week, because I cannot abide by their practices. They have created a hostile work environment for everyone, and a lot of people are leaving.
Because they are just starting up in this market, they are not getting that much business. They say, "Oh, wait until the holidays are over, then business will pick up." Really? And after people get sick of their practices? Will they?
Many people's hours were cut very short last week and again this week, which is why many people have quit, or are quitting.
If you are thinking about going to Slim 4 Life to lose weight, don't. It would be cheaper to do it on your own, or buy a book. Buy one of mine at the above website, or go buy someone else's weight loss book. Just save yourself a lot of time and money and don't go to a weight loss center, because you will lose out on a lot of money and you will never see any of that again.