Certified Payment Processing Misleading ads for employment Carrolton, Texas - CERTIFIED PAYMENT PROCESSING
November 27, 2010, Anonymous
This company posted a job at the Texas Workforce Commission that pays a minimum of $25,000.00 and a maximum of $60,000.00. I saw this job match, and jumped right on it. The company hired me after I emailed them my resume, telling me that their best people make more than $100,000.00 per year. My complete training for the position lasted one day, during a webinar, and the next day, I began running their "qualified" leads. For the two days I worked for them, I ran 8 leads. Out of those 8 leads, 7 knew absolutely nothing about the appointment, or had told the telemarketer who set the lead NO. The eighth lead was different. It was an appointment for a nail salon, whose owner was named "Johnny". When I got to the address, it was not a nail salon at all, but a store selling musical equipment. There was nobody named Johnny there either. But, a couple of doors down, there was a nail Salon, so I went there. Everybody in the place spoke Mandarin, except one person, who told me that there was nobody named Johnny there either, that nobody had set an appointment there, and nobody there was authorized to agree to an appointment, which had to be done from their home office. This appointment turned out to be for a completely ficticious entity. After two days of running leads, I am cutting my losses, which only consists of the thirty bucks I paid for gas. I have 18 years of sales experience, so I know a dog when I see one, and trust me, this job is the doggiest I have ever seen. This job does not pay a minimum of 25k per year, but pays straight commission instead, and when hired, they will send you out on phony leads. It all boils down to this - I was lied to, starting with their ad, and continuing right up until I decided that enough was enough. In many states, what they did would constitute fraud, but this is Texas - Let the job seeker beware. Should you see an ad from this company, promising you the moon, remember this - If the offer sounds too good to be true, that's because it's not, and, as PT Barnum always said, there is a sucker born every minute. Take it from me, one of those suckers who now knows better. For what it's worth, I am filing a complaint, first thing tomorrow, with the Texas Workforce Commission, to get their misleading posting removed, so that other job seekers are not victimized by this company.