American Income Life — strange phone call for interview
I had a phone call from a recruiter for AIL - saw ad on Craig's List and sent in resume and she called wanting to talk to me about a job opening. She said they had a number of jobs open. She did ask me if I was looking for a career.
Having done a lot of HR, sales & recruitment myself I could tell she was working off a script. She conducted a phone interview and said because of my answers I was to come for an interview. She said a time - I said ok and then realized that I had another commitment for that time. I checked my calendar and told her I had to make it another time.
She then got a bit hostile with me "I thought you wanted a career" to which I said I do but I have a commitment. She said she didn't have any other time because she was too busy and she was at the end of recruiting and wanted to wrap it up on Friday. She told me to see if I could change it and call her back and she would pencil me in and maybe she would have another time.
I found the whole conversation strange the way she conducted herself, that she was hiring for multiple positions but there was one slot open to interview at 11:20AM on Friday.
I then looked them on on the web and found various complaints and thought okay this sounds familiar. Also, it told me that she was giving me a deceptive pitch and that there were definitely other appointments open.
As far as I am concerned they can be a great insurance company and have a good product but when it comes to hiring
there are specific rules issued by IRS and the state that you are in that governs Independent Contractors and what you can have them do and not do to be in compliance. Several recountings of others' experiences with this company would not fit within these guidelines.
There are "jobs" and there are "business opportunities" and any advertising should be clear what they are offering. This is a not a job it's a business opportunity to have your own business as that is what an Independent Contractor is. You are self-employed. Their advertising and phone interview was misleading. I was offered a job opportunity and it is actually a business.
I called back and cancelled. Have found in business that if you are just honest up front you save a lot of time and money.
It is my experience that a company that is deceptive on the hiring side carries the same management style to their customers and it's what you could expect on that end!
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