After working hard at any job I've ever had to be the best at whatever I was doing at the time, it has gotten me nowhere. After a month of applying for jobs, I'm told that I'll be hired by Dominos as a pizza-maker and that they'll have me bumped up to assistant manager by my second paycheck (couldn't hire me as one due to me not owning a vehicle)... 2 weeks later, still no call back to go to orientation.
Being not retarded, I kept my eyes open and continued looking for a job until I came across an ad on craigslist (http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/csr/1591182669.html ). I called the number on the ad, got a next-day interview, then a 2nd interview on Thursday, then started the "trining course" yesterday... During a video played, I noticed the name Scentura, and it struck me as odd. Both because I coulda sworn I'd heard that name somewhere before, and because the group i was working under was called "Regional Management" (a conveniently ungooglable name). A few more red flags were the fact that the guy had insisted twice that they were not a scam. And that they were saying they wanted to open up 25-30 locations in the tricounty area... I don't know much about distribution, but I'm finding it difficult to believe that 25-30 generic fragrance offices could survive in such a small area...
I get home and google Scentura. The first link is to their website. The second is to a link saying to "Watch out for Scentura creations" on a site that really says it all (http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?p=873236 )... Through some digging I was able to find that I actually *might* be able to succeed in their two-teired pyramid scheme so long as I was an excellent salesman (which I'm really not...), and didn't mind lying to people left and right about potential job oppertunities so that i could keep them as salespeople without having to actually pay them (unless they bring me buttloads of money first) due to it all being "training".
The salary offered was a lie the whole time. the few that do miraculously make it through training are often surprised to realize that rather than managing a store for a salary like they were told they would be doing, they will be consigned ~$3000 worth of products to sell, and be responsible for putting their name on a building lease, and essentially repeating the process all over again, as the only managing to be done will be managing to interview tons of people, select large handfulls of em, and lie until they either find out what's going on and quit, or are ready to "open their own office" under the same circumstances
And just when I thought I caught a break... On my schedule for today is filling out an app at the waffle house then running down the the Renaissance Festival to see if they need any help for the month... Yay for working just so if you're careful you can break even!