Hawkeye QCK / Kirby — unethical business
When I first was invited for an interview at Hawkeye QCK, I was told that the work time is between 11AM and 7PM. In addition I was informed that the work area would only be in the Quad Cities. The job discription given to me was to present the Kirby to customers in pre-set appointments. On my first day of work, we left with the company van around 10.30AM, and we were driven straight to Cedar Rapids which was about 1-1 1/2 hours out of Davenport. Suddenly, the van stopped and we had to go out. It was requested that another worker and I knock at the houses and advertise the Kirby until a homeowner would invite us in to further present the Kirby. No one was interested, and it was bitterly cold (it had just snowed in the morning), and I did not have a jacket because I did not expect to be outside at all. After a few hours, I was informed that I needed a license to knock on houses; therefore, I requested to wait in the van until an appointment was made for me. Only shortly after, the worker I was with before was stopped by the police and has now to go to court because the license from the francise owner was expired. If I had not decided to stay in the van, I would also have a court order for illegal activity that I did not even know of. I then and there decided that I did not want to work with a company as unethical as Hawkeye QCK, so I stayed the rest of the time in the van. Unfortunately, the day was not over. We switched town and the workers continued until late into the night. I did not bring anything to eat except something small for lunch. I was starving at dinner time. We returned to the office at 11.30PM which supposingly was one of the "normal" times to get home. I was so upset that I quit the same night with the argument that I did not want have anything to do with a company like this one!!