(Original post by ONLY.THE.TRUTH.)
I have worked at home fundraising in the past and generally it's a fairly well paid job if you're good at it. I only worked there for a few months, but I know people who have worked there for years and it's enough to get by on if you get bonus every so often. It's fairly easy to get bonus but don't expect to get 2 sign ups every day because it does partly depend on who answers the door. There are a few things you need to take into account before you start.
-They take twenty pounds out of your first weeks pay and your second. This is the 'deposit' for your jacket and folder which will probably have been used before and will already be in bad condition.
-You will always be paid one week behind, so if you have training on monday and tuesday and then start on wednesday, you won't be paid that friday.
-If you boss people around on your shift and act like you're amazing even though you probably aren't, they'll probably promote you fairly quickly (even if you aren't actually getting many sign ups)
-If you're going to ask questions, then don't bother asking anybody high up at the office.They're trained to avoid questions and make you think the job is completely ethical and fair. Fundraisers who have been there a while are more likely to give you honest answers.
-The office also try and make out that nothing that goes wrong is their fault, but it usually is.
-They also tend to give people compliments and act very smiley in order to get you to work more hours without being paid, go to areas where your transport won't be reimbursed, make you go to unpaid training. Don't be fooled by this, if you complain in the slightest they will snap, and you will probably almost cry.
-They will give you a handbook probably on your first day of work. Try and read all of this cover to cover as soon as you can. You aren't given a lot of time to do this as you won't get home until about eleven that day, dependent on how close you live, but it actually has a lot of useful information in it. (like the deposit info)
Obviously this will vary from office to office and I can only speak from personal experience, but yeah it's not a great job. When I worked there I found it very difficult to trust anybody, because whenever I said anything to them,they would stare at me for a few seconds and then reply. Anybody that takes that long to reply is probably hiding something or judging you. If you want an easy job then work in a shop or something.