With the job economy the way it is these days and the fact that I had to move to Florida, I was desperate for a job. When I came across Soleil Marketing in a Careerbuilder.com email I called them and they had me come in for an interview that same day.
I was so excited about getting a job, I did not look at the warning signs. The next day, I hopped in a car with a trainer and thought that we were going to sell a marketing service to a successful company. I soon found out after the 45 minute drive out into the middle of nowhere that we were going to walk warehouse to warehouse trying to sell water!
Needless to say I was disappointed and mislead, I continued through the day with the promise that my trainer would explain how the process worked later during lunch. I thought that with my experience, this trainer would take me to a nice lunch, but she suggested we stop by a fast food restaurant and camp out there.
So I brought my notebook into Taco Bell and she went over how I would eventually make $100,000 a year in less than one year! I thought that was ridiculous, but the weekly figures of $500-650 seemed reasonable.
So, with the fact that I like hard work, I showed up the next day to train some more. This time I showed up a hour earlier so I could attend the morning meeting. It was very disturbing with the hour and a half long conversation on how the guy from Starbucks never gave up and the loud techno music followed by yelling "JUICE TO THAT!" Now I was with the trainer and another new girl as we piled into her 2-door car to drive another 45 minutes away.
Good news on the day, it rained on us! I was ready to tell her to drive me back to the office location, but as they said in the "pep" meeting, "Do not give up, your personal life is not important." So the day ended after 7 p.m. (after another "pep"-screw with your mind meeting).
I went home discouraged and told my parents about the parent corporation and how the meetings were really weird and mind-controlling. They told me to "walk not run", so I did! I am very glad I didn't show up again and never got paid for the time I spent with that hell-hole of a "job".