Thanks for all of the excellent feedback to, “Consumerist’s Job Interview With IDT Energy’s Scammy Marketing Firm.” Here are a few answers to your questions:
• Q:…Is this a pyramid scheme or a multi-level marketing scheme? What’s the difference?
A: In pyramid schemes, everyone loses but the guys at the top. Multi-level marketing schemes spread the wealth more equitably. The people at the bottom work according to the law of averages, which says if you knock on 100 doors, at least 5 people will say yes. From that, management adjusts your commission so you can earn something of a living…
• Q:…did you notice any of that “upper-level management” other than this guy [Chris Polke] in question? Any offices for such?
A:Yes. In addition to Chris’ office, there was another office occupied by someone in “upper-level management.” He too, conducted interviews. There was a third room we only caught a glimpse of, but it was large space with a whiteboard.
• Q:…Did they mention anything about salary, or hours?
A: Didn’t anyone tell you not to ask about salary during the first interview? Where are your manners? They spoke about both. The hours are Monday through Saturday 10am-8pm. The salary works out to about $100 per day.