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Old 05-28-2010, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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I'll bet my next paycheck that this was either a pyramid scheme or something similar.
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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Am I the only one who thinks the OP missed out on a great job opportunity?
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:16 AM
 
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Door-to-door sales might be the absolute worst thing someone who is desperate for money can go into.

Those door-to-door job positions are usually the ones you will find all over websites like Craigslist or job boards promising $500+ a week, great for graduates, etc.

They will pretty much hire anyone on the spot, make you go through unpaid training, and then tell you that you must purchase the product that you will be going door to door trying to sell.

If you do purchase the product and begin to go door to door selling, have fun knocking on people's doors at all hours of the day in shady neighborhoods trying to sell a product that nobody wants. Your position is commision based, so if you sell nothing you will earn nothing and be out on $ that you spent on the expensive demo.

You are very fortunate you did not waste your time going to the interview. When I was younger I had a similar experience, I actually went to the interview in some weird house location, and as I was leaving I saw other young people around my age who were walking in to be interviewed asking me if this was a scam. It was just a very odd and unsettling experience. I think the product this place was selling was Kirby Vacuums or something. Another big company that does a similar scheme is Vector/Cutco Knives.
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Bran's tree
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I applied for a job posting, and got a reply to schedule an interview. The manager told me it was door-to-door sales, 100% commission, which I don't normally accept, but I was so desperate for a job that I said yes. Today, I decided that it would be fruitless and I really wasn't interested (and I'm sick today as well), so I decided to call in before the interview to cancel. The hiring manager was very angry and called me a - - - - -, said "good luck, you're gonna need it," and hung up on me! Wow!

Was what I did really that callous, rude and unprofessional, or was the manager out of line? Would it have been better to just no show the interview, or show up and go through the motions even when I knew I wasn't interested? I feel like a complete idiot. I will NEVER agree to an interview again unless I am SURE I want the job. NEVER AGAIN. I'm truly sorry for being such a jerk.
You need to get some self-esteem and self-respect if you're not being sarcastic.

That psycho on the phone...

(I'm not referring to him as a 'hiring manager', because:
1. That would imply that he was hiring people, which would in turn imply that it was an actual job, which would imply that you would actually be paid actual wages/salary;
2. He can't even pretend to be professional enough to convincingly pretend to be a professional; )

...rewarded you for using your brain and instinct, by confirming that you indeed dodged a bullet.

You didn't do anything wrong, and you don't owe him a single thing. And even if you did....totally unacceptable. No sane adult behaves that way.

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Old 03-25-2015, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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The OP is five years old.
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Old 03-25-2015, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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Would it have been better to just no show the interview, or show up and go through the motions even when I knew I wasn't interested? I feel like a complete idiot. I will NEVER agree to an interview again unless I am SURE I want the job. NEVER AGAIN. I'm truly sorry for being such a jerk.
Some will disagree but you shouldn't have even called him. It is nice and professional to call and cancel, but you don't want the job anyway so what does it really matter? It's not like he's going to be bored when he find out that you didn't show up -- he'll simply surf the net or play with his phone until the next person comes in.
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Bran's tree
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Some will disagree but you shouldn't have even called him. It is nice and professional to call and cancel, but you don't want the job anyway so what does it really matter? It's not like he's going to be bored when he find out that you didn't show up -- he'll simply surf the net or play with his phone until the next person comes in.
That's not fair to other applicants who might actually want the job, because it's taking up an interview slot someone else could've had.
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:24 AM
 
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If it's door-to-door sales scheme which this obviously sounds like, anyone who e-mails them will get an interview and hired.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:02 AM
 
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The OP is five years old.
This is an old thread..........the OP would be 15 now.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:04 AM
 
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That's not fair to other applicants who might actually want the job, because it's taking up an interview slot someone else could've had.
It was never an interview........they wanted to sell the OP something.........and have them try and sell more of it.
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