Points Across America / BIG TIME SCAM
I used to work for P.A.A. Inc. and the kids that work for them have a quota to meet and must meet that quota or they cannot leave their hotel room until the next day when there quota is met... if at all. Also, if your quota of for example is that you must sell a minimum of 8 subscritions all day, is not met, the seller only makes $25. I it is met then the student will recieve an extra $5 per subscription sold. The object is to sell magazines for a couple years and tell your customers that you're in this huge contest and you only have a few more to sell and you win this entrepreneaur contest and get money to open your own business and a trip to Cancun or wherever you feel like saying you've won a trip to. So you sell magazines for a couple years until youbecome a car handler, which meansyou scout out "the territory" of the area that your 10-15 sellers will go door to door and try and meet their quota. These kids work from 6:30 in the morning until about 9 at night or later, everyday but Sunday in which they "jump states". Tey travel all across the country and sell magazines. It's a complete scam but the object is to sell magazines until you become a car handler and then after you become a car handler you could be promoted to owner, which means you make all the money off everyone in your group. Say you have 10 kids in your group and each one sold an average of 7 magazines and that meant no one met their quote, the owner would pay all 10 kids $25 each and pocket the rest except the $10-$20 for the actual subscription. The owners brain wash you into thinking that your the top seller or that you're weaker than everyone else so that you push yourself into making them money. I lost my best friend to P.A.A. Inc. when we went together and now its useless even trying to have a conversation with her. She is completely brainwashed to sell magazines and nothing else.