Job applicants be forewarned(UPDATE: San Antonio Police have been made aware):
A 'marketing' company referring to itself a 'JDR International' located on San Pedro Street is recruiting people for a job which consists of soliciting door-to-door (residential and business) to sell off 'Smart Circle' coupons for discounts on various services and sports tickets (for example, San Antonio Spurs). The company(WHICH GOES BY DIFFERENT NAMES IN DIFFERENT CITIES) does this without a permit/license, which is required in many municipalities, therefore, this is illegal.
They drop their employees off on busy access roads and highways throughout San Antonio to go and solicit various businesses and homes. Employees typically work a 10 hour day(if not more) and are paid ONLY on commission, thus, it is possible to work a full day and not receive pay. They have ads on Craigslist, as well as Careerbuilder.com, and Monster.com. Here is an example of a Craigslist ad--their ads are misleading, as to the nature of the work:
Reply to: [protected]@jdrinternational.com [?]
Date: 2009-01-02, 10:34AM CST
Baseball/Basketball/Football seasons are here. Competition is in the air. Have fun working with ticket promotions for surrounding pro/semi pro teams. Like the San Antonio Spurs, Spurs Silver Stars, and the Rampage. Full paid training is provided with management opportunities. Professionalism is a must.
For questions or to apply please contact Amanda at [protected] or email a question or resume to [protected]@jdrinternational.com
* Location: SAN ANTONIO
* Compensation: doe
* Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
* Phone calls about this job are ok.
* Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
Here is another example: WORK FOR ONE OF THE TOP ADVERTISING FIRMS IN THE CITY! JDR INTERNATIONAL IS OFFERING FULL PAID TRAINING FOR THAT DREAM CAREER YOU'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR. LEARN HOW TO REPRESENT SOME OF THE BIGGEST CLIENTS AROUND LIKE THE: SAN ANTONIO SPURS AUSTIN TORROS THE RAMPAGE THE ALAMO DRAFT HOUSE THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF OUR OUTSTANDING CLIENTS! WE PROVIDE FULL HANDS ON PAID TRAINING! IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO BUILD A FUTURE IN ADVERTISING OR PUBLIC RELATIONS APPLY NOW. SEND YOUR RESUME OR GIVE US A CALL TO BOOK IMMEDIATELY AT [protected] ASK FOR LISA OR MELISSA.