Report: #1014995

Complaint Review:, Blue Inc,, infinite,, triec group, Shaine Thurman, CYDCOR

  • Submitted: Fri, February 15, 2013
  • Updated: Fri, February 15, 2013
  • Reported By: Bill — Dekalb Illinois United States of America
  •, Blue Inc,, infinite,, triec group, Shaine Thurman, CYDCOR
    Schaumburg, Park Ridge, Bryn Chicago
    Schaumburg, Park Ridge, Chicago, Illinois
    United States of America, Blue Inc,, infinite,, triec group, Shaine Thurman, CYDCOR Schaumburg, Park Ridge, Chicago, Illinois

*UPDATE Employee: An Experience from a Different Side

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In all cases, their system is to "hire" practically anyone who shows up and can walk & talk. They'll make it SEEM like you have to be special to get hired, but if your temperature is around 98.6 F, you're in.

Since they pay only on a commission basis, and since they put you on their books as an "independent consultant" (that is, on a 1099) rather than as an employee, they don't mind processing people by the hundreds. They never stop hiring, because they keep losing people.

It's cheap labor for them. The sad fact is, many people sucked into this job make $5 an hour, or less...and as a 1099 worker, you have to pay Self-Employment Tax on that money, which reducesyour net pay by about 34%!

If you sell anything, they make money on it. If you don't, it doesn't cost them much. (You get "trained," but it's by someone else who's ALSO on commission, so again, the company benefits if you make sales but it doesn't lose anything if you don't.)

As a result, they don't mind heavy turnover--in fact, they secretly EXPECT it! That's why they're constantly hiring crowds of new people. But still, they try like mad to keep you from leaving. It's easier to keep pushing you to make a sale than to go through the process of training somebody new.

Obviously, any home that wants a cable service like U-Verse already has one. And any business that takes credit cards already has a merchant payment service. So your odds of making a cold call and selling them something different are VERY low.

That means you'll work 10-hour days, often 6 days a week, hiking through some strange neighborhood or business-district in all kinds of weather, knocking on people's doors or walking into business offices without appointments.

Now, every salesperson in the world realizes that he or she will hear "No" far more often than "Yes." But when you're turning up unexpectedly on doorsteps, trying to explain and sell a service they already have, you can look forward to plenty of entire days--even weeks--without a single sale.

This is the kind of work that almost nobody can earn a living at...except those who are natural con-artists.

If you're NOT one of those natural con-artists--if you can't tell lies (or huge exaggerations) to everyone you meet for 10 exhausting hours a day, with a big smile on your face, even after having been turned down 65 times that day--then this isn't for you! Avoid it at all costs! It will just waste the time you should be spending to find a real job.

Trouble is, the "managers" and "leaders" you'll run into ARE natural con-artists. That's how they managed to survive to that stage. Worse, they're living on commissions, too--they get a part of any commissions generated by you! So it's in their best interests to manipulate you, bully you, tempt you with dreams of future wealth, prevent you from hearing depressing feedback from your fellow workers, and anything else they can do to avoid having to go find and train another person to fill your slot.

My advice: Go find a REAL job! This one will just waste your precious time and money.
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#1 UPDATE Employee

An Experience from a Different Side

AUTHOR: Chelsie - ()

I am a current employee at Blue Inc. and just wanted to talk about my experience thus far with the company because it has been different than a few posts I have read.

I started at Blue Inc. last May after graduating college from Loyola University Chicago. I didn't know exactly what I wanted out of a company, so I was ultimately looking for experience. I didn't want a sales position, so initially I was hesitant with Blue because I knew sales and marketing was a part of the experience I would eventually gain. However, I have learned that sales is imperative in any market of business. Every person is either selling something or selling themselves in regards to their skills.

Since I started here at Blue, I have gained so much experience in multiple different aspects of business. I have learned how to do sales, which I had no experience in when I started. Ultimately, the sales aspect of the company comes down to simple work ethic, so for people who aren't willing to work hard, the company isn't going to be a good fit because genuine hard work is necessary to be successful.

Along the way, training and developing other people has been one of my favorite aspects of the business I have learned. At the foundation of training and developing others is building relationships, which is beneficial in any job sector anyone could imagine. Honestly, this has been my weakness since I started, but I am constantly, on a day to day basis, learning how to better my interactions with people.

Helping people is one of my biggest passions in life. Once I have my own office, I am going to actually open a school in Somalia, Africa in order to teach the children the basics to running their own business. This has been an important goal of mine for quite some time, and, through my experiences and growth with Blue, this goal is becoming a closer reality every day.

I have become a much more goal oriented person while working at Blue. This is my favorite aspect of growth that I have personally experienced. Before working at Blue, I expected to get a job in a corporate position working for someone for the rest of my life and working multiple different jobs because of the poor economy. The expectation was set. However, with Blue, I have realized that this is going to be my path for life. There is no other option. It's simple. Hard work and a great attitude is all I need to be successful and I love that. That's all I need for the freedom of a lifetime. I'll take that any day. 

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