Saturday, November 20, 2010

What's the deal with Vector?

Has anyone heard about Vector, the marketing company? I'm sure some of you have because their flyers have infiltrated our campus,where they're distributed by the masses to students passing by. After being referred by one of my friends to go to the interview, I was in the program and started with their training sessions in the next couple of days. From then on, other "independent contractors" learned the tips and tricks to selling Cutco cutlery to family members and friends. Even though Vector is against telemarketing and door-to-door sales, TECHNICALLY we're doing something very similar to it. Their policy is for us to advertise our "practice demos" to our beloved friends and family first because of course how could they say no to us? Then they would recommend us to people they know and that's how our business would spread. At first, I was thrilled to have gotten the job and thought this was a great start to making some income because whether you make a sale or not, you're still paid $16 for the appointments you book with your customers. Doesn't sound too shabby right? Well, it's easier said then done since you'll have to be booking appointments from now to eternity for the pay to be worthwhile. This weeked I had a taste of the exhausting life of a sales-rep-college-student who's trying to make an honest buck, and realize it SUCKS.

Could it be a scam...?

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