Report: #518035

Complaint Review: TEXT121 CHAT

  • Submitted: Sun, November 01, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, November 08, 2012
  • Reported By: Sarah — UK Other United Kingdom
  • TEXT121 CHAT

    United States of America

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors...

Well i stupidly applied to work for text121 company as i really needed the money and thought it would be ideal with having children to work from home.  This involves sitting at a computer and answering texts from desperate people, mostly in a sexual manor.  These desperate people think you are this lovely person at the end of a mobile phone who really likes them.  You are even expected to answer tarot questions, people do not realise they are being answered by people who know nothing about tarot. 

Anyway you are given a target of 3000 texts per month, 2200 for the first month or they do not pay you - even if you do just 1 under. This company allows you to work for them, then just before the last day of earning, which is the last day of the month, they think of any reason to get rid of you so they dont have to pay you!  They come up with a rule which they have never told you or explained.  They even had the cheek on the 31st of the month to block me from using the service and then to email me after ignoring me for a few days, to say they had teminated me from working for them and they would not be paying me as i must be thick!  This was just one of the disgusting words from Lorna Williamson - the others have included telling me and her employees to F**k off!

It had been my first month and i had completed over 2200 messages!
The bosses treat you like dirt and as stated, even swear at you and send you disgusting e-mails, they certainly wouldnt do this face to face! 

There are many people in the same position as myself who have been conned by this company also, and it really needs to be looked into as it surely cannot be allowed?
Steer clear of working for these idiots unless you want to spend every day answering dirty messages and not being paid for any of them!
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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Bad reviews speak for themselves

AUTHOR: Intheknow - ()

Go to textilicious forum and read the many girls who won't go near text121, there are decent company's like (((competitors' names redacted))) who pay decent money per text not £0.03p! they moan you aren't logging into certain platforms enough yet didn't it say in the contract you could log in as and when you pleased? AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!!!

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#2 UPDATE Employee

Not That Bad

AUTHOR: Nicolynn - (United States of America)

I read all of these comments and comments on numerous sites about it being a scam and not a scam before joining the site. i figured, i'm jobless, i've been job hunting for 10 months, intense hunting like a hungry lioness and no one wants me. I was a Wal-Mart cashier, highly liked but i had to relocate to take care of my granny up north and jobs are very tough to come by here. 

I decided to join since i had nothing to lose and they were very nice. The managers and moderators, everyone's very Helpful and the work is easy. I was so scared about it because i didn't think i'd be good enough for it but i've been working there for just 3 days and i've already done 550 texts. They even promoted me to another service today! Now I can't claim they pay b/c i haven't been paid yet but i have a good feeling about it. Honestly, it's very time consuming but as someone else has said, the contract is 2000 texts. If you do 65 a day, you'll hit that mark. On my first day i followed that mindset and completed those 65 in exactly 2 hours (and i was taking my time, my typing speed is only 45 and my creative thought process is even slower but i pulled it off!!). In my case, i work all day but depending on your goal, you don't have to.

The pay sucks. Based on my goal of 150 a day, i'm making $6 daily. But when you're broke. and i mean, Broke living with your grandma and going to college next semester, any money is good money. you don't have to strip, it's fully legitimate. when i apply for more jobs, they'll see that it's a clean site. when i become a teacher or a worker in medicine they won't find naughty pictures of me on the web, this job won't come back to haunt me, so yes, i'm not complaining. I love the work, repetitive, yes, but again, i'm thankful.
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#3 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Text121Chat IS a Fulfilment Company

AUTHOR: Lorna121 - (United States of America)

Just to set the story straight. Anyone working for Text121Chat is an Independent Contractor and you sign a contract stating the fact that you will answer texts as per that contract failure to do that means you will not be paid. You sign that and agree to the terms and conditions.

121 does not get paid 1.50 per message we are employed by other companies to answer these message and a much much lower rate and that is why we are one of the busiest companies there is so we are able to offer our contractors a way to stay busy all day.

Like any contractual work if you do not complete your task you wont receive payment, just the same as if you painted a house and walked off the job and all the walls were not painted you wouldnt get paid and thats the same here. You work hit target you get paid.

Anyone reading these posts you are welcome to contact us and hear our side or you can take the word of someone who breaks a contract.

Also in training it is explained about the sort of texts we receive if you do not understand at the time what ADULT means then you should leave training, from the moment we receive your Application it is explained what our company does and everyone has choices.

We are not a bible study group

Thank you for taking the time to read this response and please feel free to email us at text121chat anytime


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#4 Author of original report


AUTHOR: Ver Annoyed - (United Kingdom)

This rip off company receive 1.50 per text, the people who work hard for them by replying to these messages, work all hours just to be able to stand a chance of being paid receive 0.04p per text, and thats if you do get paid, which i belive a lot do not and are treated as i was!  Just think how much money they made out of just me - i did over 2200 mesages for them!  You must have some rights somewhere?
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