I don’t use my blog to vent very much but after the morning I had I just needed to vent and share my experience today with others in hopes that nobody else gets taken like I did.
A week or so ago I decided to build a resume on an online site in hopes to have a few job offers for marketing/promoting/seo/etc come my way. Well, yesterday I was contacted by a gal who said she found my resume online. Here is her email to me ~
After review of your work background and expertise we would be interested in talking with you. We are looking for professionals in a wide range of abilities, work experience, and with a variety of talents.
Your entrepreneurial and diverse skill set indicates the breadth of your drive to succeed and experience new challenges. This opportunity may be a solid fit your desire to a new approach in your career goals.
We are an Internet marketing arm. The Internet has become the biggest marketing tool in the world today. We use the Internet to reach Millions of people and we are looking for professionals to fill several open positions. If you would consider exploring the options and possibilities of working from home on the internet, please respond to my email and we will go to the next step.
Ok.. so I am thrilled and emailed back asking for more information. She replies and invited me to a conference online that explains the job and what needs to be done. I had asked what the company was and this is what I got back from her ~
This is the position posting:
Firm is seeking individuals with customer service and/or marketing experience to assist in growing pharmaceutical industry.
— Enjoy flexible hours, with both part-time and full-time position availability.
— Full training provided.
— Virtual workplace offers convenience and opportunities for career growth.
A successful candidate possesses:
— Friendly, out-going attitude and professional phone skills.
— Computer skills should include Microsoft Office.
— Must be able to multi-task and manage time effectively.
— Good communication skills desired.
— High speed internet, computer, and phone will be needed for this position.
** Applicants may submit a brief work history, along with name, email address, and phone number. Once your work history is received, it will be reviewed and you will be contacted.
*** We are moving quickly to find the right candidates and looking forward to scheduling your first step in the interview process.
****Commission-based plus bonuses and incentives.
Ok.. again I email because I am wanting to know exactly what I am going to be taking a couple hours out of my day to join an online conference for. This is her reply ~
Thank you for your question, Sheila. We do online marketing and advertising for a US Pharmaceutical Firm. I’m sure you will be quite impressed with our technology and opportunity. I look forward to sharing the details with you concerning the commission-base, bonus, and incentive structure should you schedule the online briefing. You can choose your work schedule, either full-time or part-time.
So, I confirm a conference time thinking it is what was outlined above. She sends me info about the conference and said it will take 1 1/2 hours. Well.. I am busy and didn’t have that amount of time so I replied to tell her I can’t do it, and she replies with ~ If I can give an hour that would work.
This morning, I have to download a conference app, then she calls to help me set it up ~ Again no info on what exactly the job is. 10 am, I log on and am in the conference. I start listening to the speaker and as she rambles on about this amazing work from home opportunity and how many people from all walks of life are doing it .. blah blah.. then BAM ~ the kicker ~ YOU MUST JOIN MELALEUCA !! WTF!!!!
Then.. after that is said I get messaged by one of the moderators asking if I know of Melaleuca and how. I tell her yes, have tried it 3 times. I ask if this job is that I have to join Melaleuca… and all of a sudden she doesn’t reply. So, I email the girl who invited/lied to me about the job and then I post on the chat for the moderator to message me. She does… and I ask again. No reply. So, I ask one more time. She said.. we are all customers of Melaleuca. NO SHIT!! I told her I was not interested, and was lied to and very upset at this point. I also said I was reporting them for roping people into this under false advertising. OH MAN!! Not happy at all!!
I understand all about the company…. and one of the main reasons I choose not to be involved is because of the sneaky way they market themselves. I have come across my websites that have these cute buttons that say.. work from home.. and it is a mom enjoying her family and such. I click.. fill out the form only to be contacted by a Melaleuca rep. I hate that!! Just be upfront and honest!!
I have done many direct sales businesses and never in my life have I ever leered someone in under false pretense. NEVER! You either want my product or not, simple as that!
Whew.. Ok.. off my soap box.
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