I worked for ACS for Don Scott. My manager was the owner of Paragons and he and his wife hired me to their crew. Taking a young person out of the inner city and giving them a chance to survive off the streets is a legitimate tale... however, some people were just working at selling magazines. I tried the line of trying to make it off the streets of the inner city but it was MY lie, not theirs. To be honest, I came from a very good home but had to make money so I sold magazines. I would walk up to my customers and say, "HI, I'm selling magazines. If you do not want any, they can be sent as gifts or we can renew some you already have. Each magazine subscription equals points and I am working to earn so many points to get a bonus."
Most of the time people would buy...others would not. It is a numbers game but the lessons I learned working there will live with me forever. I use to be very shy and I am no longer an introvert. I had no idea how important it is to know how to just sell yourself, not so much what your are trying to get the customer to buy. Don't be too quick to judge these guys. If they are knocking on your door and selling subscriptions, they are indeed off the streets and not doing drugs. If you do not get your subscription, most of the time that is the magazine company. I am sure the owners of Midwest Clearing will do the right thing and get your magazines coming to you. I spoke to hundreds of people who renewed the subscription they had from the previous years and had no complaints with receiving them.