Kirby Vacuumemployment fraud/ false advertising

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I'm sorry that I did not do the research on this before it happened but the situation is that my boyfriend has been out of work for 3 months and money was getting tight so he seen an ad in the paper for kirby and the ad said GUARANTEED $500 a week. So he called and decided to check into it because we needed the money. He went to the interview and they hired him then and there. Told him he was only putting vacuums together and not selling them that he would be paid every saturday reguardless of if his crew leader sold one or not. Then the 2nd day he was told the same thing. the first day out on the field they decided to tell him he had to get 15 shows a week to get paid well upon hearing this we thought it better to ask around and yes that was true so basically he worked all day that day 12 hours for nothing. They lied to him and THEN told him if he did not bring the stuff back in after he quit they would call the police and sure enough they did. So I'm thinking who in the world would want to steal a couple vacuum attachments some dirty rags and some manuals. He had to get another job we have a family to feed and it became clear after a few days they had lied big time and he was not getting paid. We simply did not have the time to return the stuff in a timely manner and so after all they put him through and the lies they told him they had the nerve to call the cops pathetic!


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    Bethy Rogers Jun 11, 2016
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    The ones who are saying it's good are ones who are in charge of there companies because I literally just read all the texts from this guy telling my boyfriend he is not getting paid he worked 12 hour days and its pay day on Monday his first check so he tells ts the boss man Mike to make sure he's getting paid and nope he's not so screw this scam ### company with there pushing there way threw the doors of people.

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    Psdprsn Sep 04, 2013

    I disagree! The problem with Kirby is that they do not tell new employees upfront what they'll have to do in order to make money. My son has been with the company 4 days, he asked the lady in the first interview "is this door to door sales" her answer "NO", he asked "does Kirby provide the 15 contacts needed weekly in order to receive a paycheck" she said "Yes". My son was very clear that he could not afford to give his time away on the hopes of getting paid, she said that he wouldn't have to worry about that just do 15 demos they give you weekly, no door to door sales or phone calls and the check was his! He did 3 days of office training and on day 4 he was door to door selling!! He hasn't been told yet that when he does home demonstrations that there are requirements that to make in order for the house call to count-thanks for the info ZrOw699, I'll be sure to tell him (if he didn't quit this morning). Practice like this should be illegal. The contract they have you sign should state all requirements needed in order to receive a check from them. It should also state how bonus is paid once a product is sold. Straight up, outlined 1 2 3 etc, now if you agree please place your signature below. Now stop playing with peoples lives.

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    Zr0w69 Mar 26, 2012
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    I am A D.D.S For a Kirby company in Wisconsin, I Used to work for Kirby in Jackson Michigan I can Assure that all these statements are false. People say things with a lack of understanding about this business... Is off, Some Distributors offer a Guarantee base pay of $xxx.00 per week if you complete 13-15 complete Demonstrations. There are 5 things that MUST be completed in a home to get credit for this demo. Contest Pitch, 100 dirt pads, Vac kill, mattress test, and Shampoo a 4x4 area.. if you dont do ALL of these you DO NOT get credit. it is a independent dealers responsibility to do all of these. If it happens that you do this every time you do a show and do 15 shows without a sale then YES, you will get the base pay. Now Usually if you do all this in 15 homes you WILL SELL at least 3 Kirby's. Now the Average in my office is 1/3. So dealers doing 15 shows a week DO SELL 5+ sales a week. I've been in this business for some time now and started at entry level Just as everyone starts and can assure you that those who dont sell FAIL do do the implemented program. I've sold numerous months of 15+ and also have a top month of 21 sales. Those who Fail at Kirby Do so because they DON'T WORK THE PROGRAMS!!! Educate yourselves about how this works before you make Slanderous remarks about a Fortune 500, Multi-Billion dollar company... Best of wishes!!!

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    frances44 Aug 17, 2011

    I work for Setroc Company and these statements are all FALSE!!! Setroc tells you, you work Michigan and the SURROUNDING AREAS! First of all if you dont or havent worked for this Company you really have nothing to say!!! Let your HUSBAND, who supposebly worked there SPEAK! This is a GREAT Company to work for! I make GREAT money because i go to work everyday and accually WORK!!! Maybe thats why your Husband doesnt have a job!!! Alot of HUSBANDS talk crap to their wives when they dont want to work!!! All i can say is I LOVE WOKING FOR SETROC! Best job i ever had!!!

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    mommabear1234 Aug 16, 2011

    Your story sounds just like ours except for the fact my husband left everything behind after the first day. SetRoc is a joke they are professionals at NOT TELLING THE TRUTH, they even encourage lieing they wanted my husbad to say he was enrolled at J.C.C under a false major. My husband was told he was doing shows locally he ended up out towards Detroit, they say Toledo OH and Indana are local too. Not a single word that came out of there mouths were a truth statement. I hope thoes who are out looking for a real job see these post and think twice before waisting there time these Jack ###.

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