Report: #146430

Complaint Review: NHCD - National Healthcare Discount

  • Submitted: Thu, June 16, 2005
  • Updated: Thu, April 06, 2006
  • Reported By: pensacola Florida
  • NHCD - National Healthcare Discount

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I am a former "employee" of NHCD. I was with the company as a recruiter for several months in 2004. Because of the constant refusal of prospects to sign on, I became unsure of my ability's in the business world.

This has affected my future greatly. Before I signed onto NHCD,I had been recruiting for an International Wellness Company. I thought I could use my free time to make extra money. Over the course of time while employed by NHCD I don't think I earned $100.00.

I remember getting checks for $15.00 for a full weeks work. I put in at least 4-5 hours per day. And I worked on week-ends to not only service my prospects, but to be involved if there were contests announced.

Unfortunately, when I did sign people up and met my quota, I was later informed via email, there weren't enough recruiters participating so the contest was cancelled. This is after working my butt off! If I had back that precious time I wasted, I would put it to good use.

And more importantly I could live with myself. I am ashamed that I bent over backwards to contact propects, and because I was a pretty good recruiter I got some people to sign on. I hope they'll forgive me. And I hope they didn't go hungry or pay an important bill "late" because of the $74.00 I talked them into spending.

This was my job....I am so ashamed of being connected to this company. People are "trained" to recruit unsuspecting victims. I was part of a deceitful and unfeeling, and poorly organized company. (The loop holes that company's find is outrageous, and I'm sure they've got themselves covered.)

If you read this, I hope you can spread the word that NCHD makes money stepping over peoples backs! I am hopeful I will be hearing from others who have had this unfortunate experience.

Lets hope the people we "talked into signing" forgive Us, and have found great jobs with honest company's that have their employees best interests at heart.

By the way, I myself lost time away from my family, friends, and my home business. It was a loss all around as far as I'm concerned. It was the worst business experience in my life, and I am middle-aged. Beware of people who promise you an income from home, and it sounds "too good" to be true. It usually is!
Former NHCD "duped" employee.

pensacola, Florida
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#1 Consumer Comment

So Glad I found this site

AUTHOR: Tracy - (U.S.A.)

Hey there. I am sooooo glad to have found this site. I was looking into a couple of work at home businesses. Just like everyone, I want to make money and have limited access to daycare. Anyway, I have been contacted by AmeriPlan and National Health Care, I have checked both on these boards and am so glad I did. What rip offs!!! I feel bad for everyone that shelled out the money to do these businesses. From this point on, anyone I know that is looking into any home based business, I will refer them to this site.
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#2 UPDATE Employee

thanks Leasa

AUTHOR: Candi - (U.S.A.)

I was contacted by NHCD today and was gonna pay tomorrow. Who do you work for ow if you dont mind me asking?
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Not a problem Thats a step in the right direction.

AUTHOR: Leasa - (U.S.A.)

You are so very welcome! I have had 3 or 4 people actually email me telling me that they were ready to get started with NHCD, people that I interviewed 6 and 7 months ago! It was no nice to explain and apologize to someone and turn them off of NHCD. Thats a step in the right direction.
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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

NHCD should be the ones feeling guilty

AUTHOR: R - (U.S.A.)

Gail - Don't be too hard on yourself. We've all lied to get where we were and now we all feel guilty about it. But we have nothing to feel truly guilty for. NHCD is the one that should feel guilty. They are the ones that put you in the position of lying to someone, and even train you in the proper way to do so.

I have so much respect for all the employees and managers that have seen what NHCD has done to them and the unsuspecting public and managed to walk away from the company. I walked away in the middle of getting $500-700 paychecks every week because I couldn't stand lying anymore, or not seeing my family (which they try to say is the point of working at home).

I have a lot of respect for anyone that walked away, but I don't have much respect for some of the managers still there. Those managers will talk about quitting every day as they complain about how the company runs and rips people off. They see what NHCD is, but they figure since they are making the big bucks there is no way they are walking away. Everytime a manager quit, their team gets passed to another manager who now makes money off of your original team. That's why a lot of some of the managers are still there, because they keep getting handed clueless reps. They don't pay attention to those reps at all, but if those reps are actually willing to work for peanuts and bring in leads, that manager is getting that commission. Like I said, they know what NHCD is about but as long as they are getting their large paychecks all they do is bad mouth the company and keep working. NHCD's hands would be tied if all their managers actually bonded together and walked away, which is what should happen. However, that will never happen because a lot of the managers are like Grant and S.B. and are greedy. They don't care who they walk over to make their money.

There are managers that don't even bother returning reps calls unless they are high producers. The other reps that are ignored, try to complain to someone, but the problem is shoved under the rug because the manager kisses so much butt. I bet the reps that are ignored see red (or burgundy)!

Bottom line is, I have respect for everyone that eventually realizes what NHCD is and has the guts to walk away, whether you are making money or not. The people that continue to stay and scam the public have lost my respect.

By the way, Leasa - thanks for sharing the link for the free rx card. I will definitely be sharing that with my family and friends. I would love to direct tons of people here to see an actual legit card. Maybe I will have to post that link on my own personal website. I'd love to have all those NHCD numbers back that I wasted my time calling to try and scam people. Oh wait, I still do have those numbers.
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#5 UPDATE EX-employee responds

I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL wish I had found this web sight before I signed up

AUTHOR: Debbie - (U.S.A.)

I do know how you feel. I wish I had found this web sight before I signed up I have only been with nhcd for about a month. I have not recieved a check as of yet.From everything I have read I don't think I should expect one.

I just found this web sight yesterday. I could not believe everything being said. I paid the $19.95 to get the access code. After which I was informed I would be billed JUST $18.95 per month. The person who recurted me failed to tell me about the $18.95 per month charge. I like many other feel like such a fool. If there is a real work from home job out there somebody Please let me know.
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#6 UPDATE EX-employee responds

I feel your pain This company is a travesty

AUTHOR: C - (U.S.A.)


I totally agree with everything you're saying. This company is a travesty. What I can't believe are the people that can work for years with this company with no remorse. And there are some. And usually they are pretty high up on the ladder. They stick it out long enough to beg for senior management and be put on salary. Then they work their tails off. It's really sad and I feel really bad for some of them. They stay because they don't feel they can work another position from home and make steady salary. And they don't have the time to do the research. In my opinion, you don't decide to work from home to go through worse interoffice garbage than working outside.

I also feel guilty for misleading the folks I recruited and the people who were on my team when I was a manager. I lied just like I was trained to, and collected my check every week. You can't survive in that environment without lying. Then you watch people's work at home dreams shatter when they realize they've been duped. You should try defending yourself when someone questions you about this. That's the main reason I left. I couldn't defend NHCD when I agreed with everything my team was saying to me.

So dust yourself off Gail. As a former employee I forgive the recruiter who hired me, and my managers. I'm sure those you've recruited will also forgive you.
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