First off let me apologize to those I called. I had no idea what was going on at that place. let me say, i am a very nieve person and thought that you could actually get something free from these offers.i only worked for the largo branch for 1 week. it was horrible,although i did make many "a3 sales". we called and offered "previous customers" 100.00 in gas vouchers and 400.00 in airline vouchers for trying our 14 day trial into Variety discount buyers club.
As i have done in the past, all i thought was that you could just call and cancel before the trial was up, but as i now find out it isnt that easy. i was lured into this company by the flexible hours,free gym, and $13 hour pay plus commision but it turned into $7.45 an hour if you did not make 4 "a3 sales" a day. an a3 sale is if you could get the person you got a hold of to agree to recieve all 3 packages a 14day trial to the savings program, 21 day phone card from freedom ring, and 7 day trial to freedom online mall. at orientation the first day at the job they told us we were not cold calling that we would just be calling existing customers not selling anything! but as we read the script we learned differently.
we were also not told anything about what we were doing before we were made to sign a $50.00 promisory document for our "telemarketing license" if we backed out after signing that we would be forced to pay them $50.00. we were told we had set hours until 10 pm, but were forced to stay until all quotas were met. my second day i had to stay until 11pm.
i was on the phone my first day, monday. by friday i was sick of the job and not feeling well, so i asked if i could go home. my manager told me unless i met 4 a3s i would be knocked down to $7.45 an hour and lose all of my bonus money. so i stayed, but the next day saturday i came in at 845am as instructed and my dialer was callin places like california. the time there was like 4am! people were screaming and cursing at me, as i would them. my managers yelled at us for "not working all of our calls" and i became upset because i wouldnt want to be called then either.
so i said i was leaving and never went back. i went to pick up my check the day before they were raided and everyone there ave me a huge attitude about quitting, and my check was for half the amount it was supposed to be. so i was very happy about them being raided! please beware when answering your phones, no matter how nice the person! and also tell your elder siblings, they target them!