AXIOM ADVERTISING: New Dawn Distribution/ Innovage, Smart Circle, Quantum, ex DS-Max/ Granton Scam job in Girard, Ohio. BEWARE owner Linda Barton! Check out their multiple ads on careerbuilder.com --- ALL LIES! Scam, Rip-off, Communist tactics, Sensationalism. Girard, Ohio
Axiom Advertising... sounds like a dream job, right? Here... it's just door to door sales. Their ads on the internet are VERY misleading. Actually, as I write this I notice their advertisement on careerbuilder has changed. When I responded to it a few Months ago the ad actually claimed I'd be making $400-$600.00 a wk. base pay. Now their ad just says: Pay based on personal attributes. Ha! Yeah, can you sell anything? If not, you get no pay because this job is straight commission ONLY! They hire you in and have you fill out an independent contractor form and this basically tells you that you will not be paid hourly, you will not receive any kind of compensation for fuel or wear & tear on your car (if you have a car... it's not a requirement), and that you are responsible for your own taxes. What's shady as H*ll though is the fact that when you're there your first week and you get negged out because you made little to no sales, your team leader pays you $50 bucks in hopes that you will stay and not quit. This comes right out of the team leader's profits, NOT the Owner's (Linda Barton) or the Company that Axiom represents: I N N O V A G E. To me that is rediculous and that is EXACTLY what you, the new guy, should look forward to doing with YOUR profits should you become a Team Leader. So basically, look forward to being broke, worrying about how you're going to pay for gas, how you're going to pay a doctor if you need to because you have no insurance. And if you have a Family depending on you, forget about it !!! You will NOT be able to afford a d*mn thing !!!Atmosphere room is I N S A N E !!! You are not allowed to speak negatively about sales the day before or about anything at all. They will pull you to another room and ask you what the h*ll your problem is... OR they will ridicule you in front of everyone for having a dissenting opinion. It happened to me once, where I learned to never speak anything negative or doubtful. For instance, I sold nothing the day before and I asked Linda in front of everyone why She sent me and this new guy to an area that had already been worked. She said, No territory is bad territory, that territory hasn't been worked until you worked it, there's no such thing as a bum territory... just a bum in the territory. Thanks Linda, that boosted my confidence nothing. She then goes on to say that I should keep my mouth shut, I have a habit of putting my foot in my mouth. Later, during an impact she left little cues like If you can't sell you should just quit. My question is: Why is DEMOGRAPHICS not calculated into the law of averages??? Answer: I think you should quit putting your foot in your mouth and pay attention to what the high-rollers do. And that's laughable, the so called high-rollers are in the other half of the Company, New Dawn Distribution selling China made Toys, CD cases, boxes of hot rocks, Pillows, Teddy Bears, etc. making a maximum of $80 bucks a day - MAYBE! If they're in good territory. What the AXIOM half of the business focuses on is certificates and City books. The City books are in competition with all the School kids that sell the Entertainment Books (which is actually a MUCH better value) and the certs are buy one get one free golf, spa, oil changes - 4 for the price of 1, Lake Erie Monster seats, water park discounts, etc. Selling the certs is not that dishonorable of a job, but selling merch (merchandise), you honestly have to check your ego at the door. I mean, you got two armfuls of junk, you're trying to open a door, the sh*t falls, people laugh, you clown around about it, they laugh at the generic quality of your wares, you get several no's, you look at them like their crazy for saying no and it's off to the next door... interrupting their business. Another thing I want to point out: You need a Vendor's licence to sell this crap to the public. Those cost a lot of money!! Axiom does not have one, but most importantly, as an independent contractor, if you get busted and fined... YOU have to pay for it !!! The owner Linda Barton will not help the new guy out. Her philosophy is Social Darwinism: Only the Strong Survive, Eat or be Eaten, Kill or be Killed. Empathy or compassion for independent contractors is NOT her cup of tea!!! To learn more about AXIOM Advertising and Linda Barton, just read Steve's Rip-off Report from 2004 on NEW DAWN DISTRIBUTION. Linda actually gives a rebuttal thinking Steve is Ed, revealing personal stuff about Ed in the coldest display of vengeance I ever read. A MUST SEE !!!And remember, Don't get sucked into this wack, 10-13 hr. day long, less than minimum wage, greed obsessed cult unless you like being brainwashed and living in homeless shelters with the rest of her independent contractors.