Report: #796153

Complaint Review: QSP - Family Reading Program

  • Submitted: Tue, November 08, 2011
  • Updated: Tue, November 08, 2011
  • Reported By: anonymous — Wheaton Illinois United States of America
  • QSP - Family Reading Program
    Box 62221,
    Tampa, Florida
    United States of America

QSP - Family Reading Program TI Media Solutions Little kids selling magazines to family members Tampa, Florida

*Consumer Comment: This child relative?

*Consumer Comment: You must be a real joy

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There are better ways for public schools to raise money than having small child-relatives email me, and having their parents write me: asking me to buy magazines I don't need. Its a waste of my time, a missed teachable moment for the kids and a waste of trees. The materials say the school gets 40% of the price. Sorry but I'm not giving anyone my credit card for something that obnoxious.

But how am I supposed to tell this child-relative how obnoxious this is? The child is likely not going to understand the intricacies of this situation.

Also, if they need money that badly, lets have them send me the budget and let me see if I empathize.

Is this a PTA sponsored idea or school administration?

Suggestion: Have the kids do jobs for elderly and donate the funds to their school.

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#1 Consumer Comment

This child relative?

AUTHOR: voiceofreason - (United States of America)

"This child relative"? The way you write it I picture you holding the 3 words dangling from the end of a long stick, as though you'd get cooties by touching them? What type of relative? Niece/nephews? 2nd cousins? Grandkids? What are you? The curmudgeonly childless elder aunt or uncle who hates children, including your own close relatives?
And what exactly are the "jobs" you'd propose local schools seek to farm their kiddies out to do to raise funds? How old are these kids? It's one thing to expect middle school age kids to maybe do a lawn care or snow removal service for the elderly for such purposes, but there are safety, liability and insurance issue in expecting that from younger children.
And as for any jobs that would take place inside a house, like cleaning, etc, there are safety issues there too, unless the parents can be there to watch. Selling subscriptions doesn't involve all that. It's a fund raising scheme that keeps things simple.
Send you the school budget? You sound like a real pleasure to deal with. You'd think your "relatives" would have known better than to even try.
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#2 Consumer Comment

You must be a real joy

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

I bet you are a real joy during a family get-together and parties.

If being asked to purchase magazines for a school is this obnoxious why don't you actually post the RipOff report on the people that are sending you these e-mails, why not post one on the school that is running the fund raiser.  Or better yet why don't you make it a "teachable moment" and tell the kids exactly what you think of the fund raiser, I am sure you could come up with some way to make them understand. 

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