I have been working in freelance for many years and because it has been many years there has been some time those little lessons have slipped my mind. Working as a freelance copywriter gigs for many years has given me quite a good amount of skill and experience but there are things about freelance in general that were soon forgotten. It is unfortunately one of those important things that almost cost me a large amount of money. I’m sure the readers are already stirring thoughts of what happen; well give me a moment and I will spill it and with whom.
I made the discovery of a company called Outsource and thinking they could assist me in finding a freelance gig I took it upon myself to check them out and got an account. What I didn’t think about was the six month fee of $101 that was requested. Needless to say I refused to pay it and began researching the company and started to discover many persons were scammed after the fact or never even given a chance to obtain a job because of how the company ran.
I learned my lesson that day and remembered the freelancer’s #1 rule; don’t ever pay money for a job, the job pays you money.
A good lesson to every person that wants to be a freelancer or is currently a freelancer; always watch where you are getting your jobs from.
I have just been played for a fool by a telework company and wanted to share an experience for everyone to be aware of. Ever heard of a company by the name TeleReach? I learned my lesson very quickly and will never recommend anyone to sit through an interview nor make the attempt with this company as they are only seeking those who know very little (sheep) to work for them.
I spent what felt like hours sitting through the first interview then afterward the person who was holding this presentation played games in taking the calendar appointments and proceeded to schedule my appointment wrong. What I found more interesting is while awaiting for this appointment to take place I am constantly receiving email after email from them to sign up for the first appointment from this company which I have already gone through. I am beginning to think at this point in time these presenters have absolutely no clue who is running the show and are only based on greed more than satisfying the consumer, mark 1 against the company. The second mark against the company was a form letter telling me I was not fit for the company, etc. What the hell?! I did not even go through the second interview and this appeared out of nowhere.
After obtaining the above that places a black mark against the joke of this company. What I find more troublesome is the way the job advertisement is written as it is not stating exactly what the job is about. This position is outbound telemarketing, it is not inbound, it is not per hour. This is commission only. All of this information is not listed within the advertisement and is not provided to you until going through the presentation itself. Now in most cases when going through a job listing companies that are honest will tell you who they are, what they will pay you, and the responsibilities expected; not this one. So, with that being said I am posting a beware of notice for the company mentioned above.
On a final thought, as I come across others I will blog about them along with my experience I have encountered. I encourage others to share their thoughts because job seekers need to be aware of who to avoid for scams and what small business owners are the solid business companies that want employees willing to work for them. Most importantly employers who will hire personnel without expecting an employee to pay for training.
Received an interesting email but chose to avoid for good reason. As I happen to look into this matter further it began to make me feel quite uncomfortable then I happen to do some further research on the company then discovered some further knowledge on matters I was not happy with. This is not someone I wish to do business with as it is bad news all across the board.
Transworld Systems Job Scam.