If you are considering working as a Comcast Contractor in Portland, OR and the guy on the other end of the line tells you he is from WINMARK Authorized Agent Group or TEAM WINMARK or they mention BRAD REYNOLDS or FREDDY MILLS - RUN! These guys are slick and very good at what they do - and what they'll do is STEAL FROM YOU.
Don't get me wrong. Comcast is legitimate and there is a lot of money to be made by hard working contractors. You should understand. I am not bitter about selling the product. Since leaving Winmark I have hooked up with another Contractor and am doing great. I actually get paid now and business is good.
What I am upset about is having myself and multiple others RIPPED OFF! Brad and Freddy at Winmark have been doing this for some time now. They are in California, Washington, Utah and are looking for other markets. Their m/o is pretty polished. They will get you into the business, show you how to sell then...
LET THE CHEATING BEGIN.
If you keep track of your sales (believe it or not, most guys don't) your checks will be about 1/3 less than what they should be - If you bring it up, you're told "Accounting Error" we'll get it fixed on your next check. Then you're put off...If the next check comes you will be put off again. If you're aren't really good - you're fired after your next complaint.
If you are good, to shut you up they'll offer you a sales manager position - they still won't pay you what they owe you, they'll just keep dangling the carrot. If you still make noise - you're fired - then they drop the real bomb - Their Independant Contractor Agreement states THEY KEEP ALL OF YOUR MONEY for 90-180 days for chargebacks.
Winmark is in violation of multiple state laws in OREGON, where they are NOT EVEN REGISTERED to do business. Myself and half a dozen other past agents are putting together a class action suit against Winmark, Brad Reynolds and Freddy Mills.
As I said before, THERE ARE HONEST CONTRACTORS OUT THERE. Just stay away from WINMARK.