Does a commission only job sound like a scam?
This is the email I received after sending my resume and scheduling a phone interview:
I am emailing you in response to your resume that you submitted to us for employment…I have narrowed my selection and found your resume to be most impressive. The position available is for an outside sales representative that simply attends our pre-set appointments to deliver a short sales presentation, make the sale, and simply move on to the next pre-scheduled appointment. There will be no cold calling, no prospecting, no follow up, no maintenance, and no installation of our equipment required on your behalf.
Our company has been in business for about 12 years now…we process electronic transactions for small to medium size businesses. So anytime you go into a business and use your credit card or check it involves a company like ours. We authorize the transactions and route the funds from your card/check directly into the business owner’s account. The transactions include credit cards, debit cards, gift/loyalty cards, and checks.
All of our appointments are pre-set by our marketing appointment setters that call and speak with the decision makers/owners to first determine if they even have a general interest in our products and services. Once that is confirmed, we set up an appointment and then that’s where you come in….to attend these appointments. All appointments are within a 25-mile radius from your zip code.
We also offer very obtainable bonuses ranging from $ 150 to $ 1350 monthly….. you are not an independent contractor….you will be an actual employee and will receive a W2. The position is 100% commission….you have the opportunity to make from $ 125 .00 to $ 1,045 .00 depending on what types of products and services you sale. You should easily average $ 1,400.00 to $ 1,600 .00 per week with our close rate of 1 out of 5….AND we make you 4-6 appointments daily, MON – FRI, and between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The next step to get you started if interested is an interview to get you scheduled for your at home training/orientation….from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST…which will be via the web through a web link that will be emailed to you with an access code. You will need to have the Internet and a phone available during this online power point presentation training/orientation. You will be online live with our trainer and other sales managers all over the nation. You will have several breaks and a lunch throughout your training…in which you will learn about our products and services, compensation structure, sales philosophy, Merchant Application Process, and all about your team leader.
The day of your training/orientation, you will receive a FedEx with all of your paperwork, training manuals, presentation binder, name badge, and additional HR paperwork. Open question forum will be from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST. Your team leader will be assigned that same day and will be the individual giving you all of your appointments.
If this sounds like something you might be interested in….please call me ASAP…. so we can get you scheduled immediately before our classes close.”