Learn from me.

I don’t mind any new job but…

Have you ever had a job where you are either ashamed to tell people what you do or it takes so much out of you and you just want to quit, but know you can’t?

That happened to me two years ago.

Two years ago, I worked for a company called DC Events in Northern Virginia. When I applied for such “job” I was told that I would be promoting Breast Cancer Awareness around the area and it was a management position too. Needless to say, that was not the case.

During the summer of 2014, I was selling FW1 Car Wax to complete strangers (and the occasional friend or family) at gas stations all across Northern Virginia, parts of Maryland, and parts of the Shenandoah Valley. I did this for four months, twelve hours a day, six days a week, on 30% commission (only!) and I missed almost the entire FIFA World Cup because of it.

That’s right. I worked twelve hours a day, six days a week. Basically here is how a day went for me: Get up at 6:30, out the door at 7, sit in traffic for a half hour or more, get to the office, get items ready, have an “atmosphere” meeting, then the regular “meeting”, drive (more times than not, my car) to the “event”,  stay there for six to eight hours, come back to the office, check in and get lectured most likely, drive home, get home around nine, and do it all again the next day.

The pay was absolutely terrible. I made only 30% commission and there were some days, I didn’t sell a thing or if I did, it wasn’t much. Only select few days did I make $200+ more and when I did, I would fall flat on my face the very next day.

The last thing I remember is, when I started this position, I had quite a bit of money saved up, but by the time I “quit”, all that money was pretty much gone. Whether it is from paying my student loans, gassing up the car two-three times a week, covering my shortages in my sales, or even helping someone when they need it. If I’m not mistaken, my account was actually in the negatives when I left.

I never had time to research “Smart Circle” and when I did, it was already too late. I found out they are part of a bigger company and they are out to scam people left and right with these “management positions” and only a select few ever make it to the top, if at all.

My advice to any of you: research the company you are working for when it comes to sales and don’t make the same mistake I did.