I was working for Lonestar Subscriptions as part of a mag crew. When I found the add, it stated that There was two weeks paid training, which was paid as twenty dollars a day cash. It stated that I was also guaranteed a trip home at their expense if I didn't like the work, this never happened. When I arrived all it turned out to be was a group of people staying from hotel to hotel, scamming door to door selling magazines as part of a "Contest to win trips and scholarships" for the employees. Each magazine had "fronts" meaning that the front was what the seller was to recieve for each subscription sold, they never panned out to pay what they were supposed to pay. One day alone I was shorted a great deal of money, I should have been given over two hundred dollars and was given 35 dollars, the rest went on some account that never was given to me. They even had us going on military bases and posing as contestants in a "base race" going through twelve bases in twelve weeks, to say our parents were "Cryptotechnologists" on a base in Norfolk Va. I refused and was verbally abused for not doing the job. I was told "Don't be an "f-ing" p***y like the other girl" This was not the only time I was verbally accosted by the "manager" Tim Bowman (using a fake id as "Kevin Smith") He also felt free to cal lme a w***e, a b***h and many other derogatory names throughout my "employment". Tim/Kevin used his fake id when in a car accident, as I wrote out the report for him given to the other party in the accident, he also handed them five hundred dollars cash so they wouldn't file reports with the police department. There were very sketchy employment practices, meetings, long hours(12-13 hrs) Monday through Saturday and on Sundays we would travel to the next state, or town. Some of the towns or areas we were dropped off in resulted in assualts on the girls involved, even rape. Twice in one week. I was also assaulted while working in the area. There was no safety measures in place, they broke florida laws and left us sketchy neighbor hoods after dark, overall their practices were dangerous and they felt free to break laws everywhere they turned. They glady drank and did drugs at the end of long work days with underage employees. They need to be investigated and stopped, they are not road rules and they don't offer or even pay the employees properly and they don't win any prizes as they advertise or say when selling the magazines to the customers or "Joneses".
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