So, in theory, I got offered a job last Wednesday, which ought to be good news. I had a company contact me out of the blue regarding a resume that I had posted on a job site and asking for me to come in and do an interview. The actual job itself wasn’t something I might have gone for on my own– sales, generically– but I suspected I could be good at it, and screw it, job.
Two interviews and some new clothes later, I actually got offered a position, asked for a couple of days to discuss it with my wife, and then found myself in the odd position of realizing that I need to have my scam filters up while interviewing for a job. Long story short: the position pays on pure commission, which is bad enough (I have had one commission job in my life, which I quit after my second shift by simply not showing up for my third) but the way the commissions are determined is… we’ll say shifty.
When the guy interviewing you says, during the second interview, “It’s like a pyramid. Not a pyramid scheme, but a pyramid!” it should throw up some red flags. And it did, but they didn’t really fully register until I got home and my wife looked up the company on some web job boards. And at that point… yeah. No.
So I gotta email this guy tonight or tomorrow and turn down an at-least-in-theory paying job when I haven’t been to work since October, which chaps my ass something fierce to have to do, but I should never have to use the phrase “at least in theory” when referring to the paying part of a job, and for this job I kinda do.
So, yeah. Still doing this: anybody wanna hire me? I’m good at stuff!