My husband is trying it and I think its a total joke. They have not been doing things the way they told him, he is working like 14 hours a day trying to do demos, and if he doesnt do like 30 demos they will not pay him for his work... AND he is on salary so its not like he is getting overtime, I think this was a huge mistake, has anyone else had an experience with this????Answer Question
Answer by love_my_boys at 8:32 PM on Dec. 3, 2008
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Answer by Slinkee at 8:58 PM on Dec. 3, 2008
I got suckered into the Kirby scam for a few months in either 96 or 97. You need to have your husband get a copy of that contract guaranteeing him a 1 month salary. The small print says that you have to do 3 demos a day and can't be even a minute late even 1 time for a sales meeting or you don't get paid. The higher ups will make sure you won't qualify to get paid and their hope is that you will have at least 1 family member or friend who will buy at least 1 "to help you out" which means that your husband will make 50-200 in commission, his team leader will make a few hundred, the outlet manager makes about 350, the regional manager makes the same and the true factory cost of the vacuum is about 350-400. All reductions in the price of the sale comes out of the seller's commission. It's not worth it, you make a whole lot more money working for minimum wage.
Answer by Lornamay at 8:59 PM on Dec. 3, 2008
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Answer by TeensMom07 at 9:10 PM on Dec. 3, 2008
Personally, I would not even agree to a demo if one was offered. I would feel weird and/or uncomfortable in this day and age doing this type of thing. He should look for a new job.
Answer by Teachermom01 at 10:31 PM on Dec. 3, 2008
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