Well as a recent Grad I know how hard it is to find a job in my field and that is probably why I was so happy to get an interview at this awesome Marketing firm ya not exactly this is my story.
I live in Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada. I was searching the jobs on Monster.com when I came across this Company called TITAN ADVERTISING in Ottawa. The Job posting went on to tell me about how this was a Management trainee program and that they deal with event marketing and direct marketing efforts. Really the posting should of said we are a bunch of slimy door to door salesman that like to lie to people (but I dont think that the truth is there strong suit).
So a week before I leave for Ottawa to visit my Girlfriend, I got a call saying that Titan Advertising would like to interview me. Im thinking "wicked!" A job in Ottawa and in my field Great this is why I went to school and worked to hard
Well I get to the first interview, let me tell you these guys are pros at lying. They told me they work at developing strategies for nonprofit organizations and that we would be working business to business. I left the interview thinking this was a great opportunity ohhhhh but I was wrong. I got a call that night saying that they were so impressed that they wanted me for a second interview and that it would be all day. At this point I'm flying high, I just got the job. Well heres where it gets good.
I show up for the second interview and I'm teamed up with this other Marketing Grad from Algonquin. We meet this a*****e, that says we are going to take a drive and he will explain about the company in detail. So we start driving ..and driving and driving. At this point I knew something was wrong cause this guy knew nothing about Marketing as he was wasting time till we were 1 hour out of the city. The little f***er turns around to us and says that Titan Advertising really doesnt exist and there a part of DS-MAX. HE LIED RIGHT TO MY FACE.
He goes on to tell me about how they go door to door tricking people into thinking theyre giving a donation to this charity when in all truth the charity is getting 15% of the money and in exchange for the donation they get this shitty coupon book. I tell him to drive me back he says noI tell him again.he says no.but if I want to wait all day in the Coffee shop he will give me a ride back ..ya im going to trust the guy who just brought me somewhere under false pretenses. So I ask him why didnt you tell us what this really was he says if I would of told you, you would of never came at that point I wanted to kick the f***er in the teeth but I didnt. I ended up leaving with the other guy that was tricked into this (who was even more pissed off than me) and spent the day trying to get back to town. WE had to hitchhike, take a greyhound bus, two city buses, and a cab to get backon second thought I should of kicked the fu***er in the teethbut what I did do..I call the Better Business Burial and filed a complaint, and then I call the Charity and told them of the things they do and the reputation across the world and if they didnt pull out I would drag there name into this. And finally I wrote a letter to the editor in the Ottawa Citizen.
I hope noone has to ever go through this again I hope these people burn in hell