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  • Author: Qymut
  • Date: 12.14.2012
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Db Advertising - Complaints / Reviews / Scam Reports
critisizing me for lack of sales

This is a Complaint / Review about Db Advertising.

My day began with an interview at a company called Db advertising/ I had previously sent my resume to the company a week earlier. They sent me an email that said they were interested in having an interview. I met the owner of the company Paulo who seemed really nice and cool for the most part. He said that he would give me a shot and sent me out in the field to shadow one of the sales reps. The following monday when i arrived into the office i was sent with an 18 year old named Cameron. He was a nice guy, but things seemed shady from the very beginning and i did not realize that i was going to drive to a neighborhood and start canvassing houses to sell golf packages. On the first day i did alright, and i put a strong effort into understanding and learning the business from cameron. He had told me that sales reps can make $100- $200 in an 11 hour day of working. Personally it seemed like this business had a cult feeling to it, as they worked 11 hours a day 6 days and called each other multiple times during the day. He also kept saying how great of a job it was, and i started to get suspicious. After a long day of driving around neighborhood's in Lapeer and Oxford, i was exhausted. When i got back i was given a final interview and they said i was hired over 9 people. Good news right, (not really.) This was very exciting for me and i had a great boost of confidence for the rest of the night. When i arrived home at about 9:00 at night i had the usual talk with my brother nick and i was telling how much money i was going to make, and how great it was going to look on my resume. I also thought that i was going to be paid hourly, which turned out to be false. He told me it sounded suspicious and then i went on google later that night to find out that the first two pages that popped up were ripoff report. I mean the internet can be wrong sometimes, but many websites were saying this about Db advertising with very little positive feedback. I had a very bad feeling about that and i went to bed tired and nervous.
The next morning i went in for the first day on the job and i had a bad feeling that this company is probably not legitamate. I made it to the office 15 minutes early to learn that i was just being paid by commission and got paid $5 for every survey sold and $12 for every cupon sold. When i originally applied for this position i was optimistic in thinking that i was going to work for an actual marketing office with employers in cubicles, it was not like that at all. The appearence of the company was odd, but most of the people working in the management seemed nice and friendly. I once again left the office with Cameron to canvass neighborhoods for the rest of the day. The day went off slow and we sold very little cupons or surveys. (Which were the two products that we were soliciting) Cameron kept bragging about how revolutionary the company was and how he was going to own his own business. He also said that he turned down a wrestling scholarship to Notre Dame to work at Db advertising. He was either stupid/naive or he was lying either way, that made me very suspicious. He also told me that paulo would try and get me college credit by working with this company so i wouldent have to take a summer class. I told him that i did not need internship credit and i doubt it would be legitimate even if i needed it. What was strange was Cameron kept smoking in the car, and said he never started smoking until he started this job.
After many failed attempts at the local businesses we made it back to the subdivisions and we sold almost nothing. He kept critisizing me for lack of sales and not keeping my usual positive attitude, and then i told him that i was not comming back tomorrow. Which made the rest of the day extremely awkward until he dropped me off for good. Sure i love making money and working with people along with building my resume, but that company was not legitimate and i am sure that it would not help my resume and would ruin my summer. I only have one more year left of college, and now i realize that you always have to do research on a company before you interview with them because there are a lot of scammers out there to manipulate people into thinking they have great oppurtunities ahead. In closing you learn from your mistakes and learn not to make them twice. I would rather work at mcdonalds than do that over again. At least Mcdonalds is actually legitamite and doesent make people go door to door trying to sell things. I am confident and optimistic for the future though, and i look forward to getting my Bachelor of Science in the spring. Watch out for scammers guys, they are everywhere.

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Complaint author: Qymut

Offender: Db Advertising

Country: USA
State: All USA

Category: Career & Work

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