So I was contacted by Progressive Global Training quite a while ago. They said they had seen my CV online and invited me for an interview. I went along not having a clue what the company did. I did the interview and they still didn't tell us what they actually did. It was actually a shared interview with another woman. We both walked out of there saying "Umm... what?" I was invited back for a second interview a few days later. At that point, I actually found out what they did; they did door to door sales and it was purely commission based. I thought I'd give it a go as I needed a job and if anything it would be good experience. The first 4 days they refused to let me go out and sell so not making any money there... Day 5 I finally hit the streets with a trainer who had only worked at the company a few weeks himself and had the worst dandruff I have ever seen... He also barely spoke any English. Day 1, I got 5 sales but he said as I was training, he would fill out the paperwork for me. I thought, oh that's nice and helpful of him... Week 2 started the same. I would get sales and he would do the paperwork. Turns out, every night he would go back and tell the boss I wasn't getting any sales. I was partnered with a woman who can really only be described as a psycho bitch. She did exactly the same concerning the sales as the last guy. I finally had enough and quit. The whole time I worked there, they sent me to council estates where no one had any money. I had to work super hard to get any business and then other people stole it from me. I ended up getting paid nothing and then they were surprised when I quit.
Funny thing about these sales people; they all looked really smart but if you looked closely, their trouser legs were all torn and frayed and their shoes were scuffed and tatty. Not good...
It was good experience though. I will never do door to door again.