Vector Marketing / Scam and cheating
I'm writing this report as voice of the people. This company I understand is ripping a lot of people off from what I'm reading and I'm going to share my story, read. A couple of weeks ago I saw an ad in craigslist about earning 18.23 an hour. This link is one of the many they posted on craigslist. http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/csr/698126884.html See what I mean. Now before I go further, I'm no fool, I'm going to college, I been enlisted in the US Navy going into a job that requires me to have a Top-Secret US government clearance, and my training entails 'ATTENTION TO DETAIL', so I feel it does come into good use. I knew this job sounded too ###ed to be true, most people at the student level are lucky if they find a job offering 12 an hour, but this job offers $19? Yeah, sure. But either way, I bit, because you have nothing to lose from sending a resume. So I received a call not too long after, this was May 26th 2008, the girl on the phone sounded very cute, like a teenager, and I know thats fine, whatever. But I asked her questions about the company and the position, she gave me a PRETTY good description of the position and the pay, most people you have to call in regards to a job usually do know what the position people are calling for are about, or else I don't think the boss would allow them to answer the phone, this is just common sense, plus I had many calls from companies before, so this is just granted to me now. Then I asked more specific questions like my time scheduling, and what exactly am I going to be doing in this position. She replied that 'she does not know much about the position because she is a only a receptionist and I will have to speak about that with the manager at the interview'.
Ok first off, if you didn't read close enough, she did give a good enough description of the job, then suddenly when I asked sensitive questions, that was her exact response. So that right there set up the B.S. flag. I said I'm busy for the next couple of days and I started to sense that she was pressing me to come in, like a salesman does, I'd know, thats what I do already anyway. It seems odd how they would try so hard for me to come in for the interview with that kind of pay, they would already be filled up right? So anyway I told her maybe another time, and she scheduled for me to receive a call back from the company to perhaps to set up an interview. I did get that call, I ignored it. Whatever. Then today July 10, 2008 I decided, 'eh, what the hell' And I called up to set up an interview with the manager. So I head out to Howard Beach, I was given this precise detailed information of how to get there. When I arrive I look around, it was across the street by a starbucks. The starbucks was the only STRUCTURE on that corner, down the block were other stores, but there was no building in site. I walk down a little bit, I see a medical office, and to the side 'go to the right and you will see a green door, press the button and you will be let in'... the green was there, it was a door attached to a green housing wood picket fence and a garage next to it. I said whoa... ok... And the sign 'Vector Marketing' in paper sheet like someone printed it off a computer. I get rung in and I walk down this lawn into the back of this building and it looks SOO shady, it looks like a perfect spot I would start up an illegal gambling den in or something like that, try to picture that. So I come in and these 2 little white cutesy college girls approach me, don't even introduce themselves, they just hand me a clipboard with the paper where I write down my job information on it and ask me to have a seat inside and the manager will be with me shortly. From what I'm reading the office is exactly the same all over the country, a really shabby look 3 small room office with a small plastic table a white board and some red, white and blue stars decoration taped across the wall, that was really it. The radio was playing on the floor, I think on a small box or something, playing hit songs. The room I first walked into was an empty room with 2 small chairs, a table and 2 computers on the table and the girls and some tall teenage guy my age there.
We handed in our info and got called in groups of 2. Me and some stranger walk into the room and the infamous manager is revealed to be this lil 20 year old pansy looking guy from the other room who is no older than me interviewing me and this strange other guy who looks like he could have been 30. I never seen this before happen in my life.. he keeps the papers and says we seem good and invites us to stay for the group interview which will begin shortly. Ok so I sit out back in the small confined waiting room and the group interview session begins.
First off before I texted my friend and girlfriend saying if I don't get this job, I will be shocked. I looked around the room and I noticed a lot of the people looks confused and frankly in another world anyway, the 'receptionist' who told me to dress in business attire was probably one of those little college girls who are dressed in short shorts and t-shirts, but even though I was dressed as asked half of the people in the room didn't seem to take that seriously, some came in wearing timberlands cargo pants, stuff like that. So the group interview finally begins, and he discusses the company, the products, does presentations of the products, etc etc. The group did the whole 'oohh, aahhh' type of thing in amazement, the manager even asked after seeing the CUTCO products, how many in here would recommend CUTCO products to their family and friends, EVERYONE raised their hands. I was impressed honestly, but I could tell also these guys probably weren't feeling the suspicion like I was, I bet half of these people probably went home to tell their family's to buy this stuff and how amazing it was. During the interview he asked questions and people answered them, and sometimes he made really rude responses to these people, I saw some reactions a little like kind of 'um wow that was unexpectedly rude' responses.
The group interview ended and now he finally called us in one on one and asked us team workish questions and I answered them, he said I seemed very strong out of a crew of weak candidates and even though that doesn't guarantee being hired. Sure enough, I was hired. I got some reading material and was explained the whole $148 deposit thing, like he did during the group interview I was told about the deposit that the company gets so the people can 'borrow' the products to show to customers. I kind of was like wow great, this sounds great, shook his hand, thanked him and left. I came home and I decided to start doing my snooping like I usually do, and of course I found this site and SO many others reporting on the same stuff, I would have to say out of the all the companies I seen to be very shady, Vector Marketing seems to hold down the crown of all time shady companies in North America, no sarcasm at all when I say that too. And the funny thing is, this company seems to allow itself to stand out in the crowd of shady companies and not care that it does, especially with how its office represents itself and WHERE the office is located, which is basically a perfect office space to bring people to be brought back out in rolled up rugs. Unbelievable. And I'm upset I gave them my friends numbers without thinking it through, but then again, who usually does? I hope this serves as I stern warning to all to use your logic before you make drastic moves like putting down your hard earned money into something like this. NO JOB SHOULD REQUIRE YOU, THE EMPLOYEE, TO PURCHASE THE NESSECITIES TO ACTUALLY DO THE FREAKING JOB, THINK ABOUT IT PEOPLE!!