(Original post by deadmanbreathing)
Well, I did listen, very carefully, and read the hand book, and they clearly told us that we would on average get 2 p/d. Considering the lowest conversion rate they'de accept for you to keep your job is 8 p/wk (for a 5 day week), 2 p/d would land one with around £90 bonus p/wk. This ontop of the £175 p/wk flat rate, doesn't seem too bad a rate.
However, like I said, only those with those USP virtues I mentioned will acheive that with the kind of regularity that would keep your weekly conversion rate up enough to keep your job. For the "average joe" this will be difficult. This then seperates those whom can from those whom can't. But the job is nothing to do with any specific charity, it is basically using charity as a cover for sales, so some of their work is done for them.
It really doesn't matter the charity of the flavour, "its all about saving those poor afflicted children...if it was your child would you donate? Would you like others to?".....etc.,etc.
If it is indeed "thats not true" regarding whether or not the poorer areas are specifically targeted....then why was it everytime I went out, the team leader was specifically looking for areas of terraced housing, council estates, etc.. If one of the team knew the area of the days "chugging", the team leader would excitedly ask "so, where are the council estates? Terraced housing? Small semi's,? The least affluent areas? The areas devoid of immigrants and racists?"
I work(-ed) for them too, so what I state I have seen first hand.
However, I sincerey beleive that team members and team leaders are not specifically greedy or malicious, just misguided. With sales jobs, one has to "buy in" to the company and the products its sells, its ethos and work "ethics" to have a chance of success. Most of thesse poor individuals have bought into that, and many make a success from it.
Next time a "chugger" calls at your door, ask them how many of the charities they are asking donations for they them selves have pledges monthly donations to? and if they have not, why should you?"