Gregory Sare Landolt (gregoid) wrote,
Gregory Sare Landolt
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Interviews and a new suit

A company called me yesterday morning for a phone interview, out of the blue. They had seen my resume on-line and thought I'd be a good candidate for their business. They wanted me to come in yesterday for an in-person interview, but I told them I couldn't make it that day, so we set up an appointment for this morning. They wanted me to wear a suit to the interview since I'd be talking to management.

I didn't have a suit. My dress clothes are in storage in Maine and the dress slacks that I brought with me no longer fit. Soooo, I talked it over with Dan when he got home from work and we weighed the benefits of getting a new suit. We agreed that it was a good idea to have a suit that fit on hand anyway. So last night we went to the Kingsway Mall and picked up a suit at a clothing store called Tip Top Tailors. I didn't have time to leave my pants there to be tailored, so I took them to another tailor in the mall and at least had the pant legs hemmed up. I still need to have the waist taken in, but I'll take them in tomorrow to have that done, since it is a two day turn-around at the clothing store. All day today I was pulling my pants up and I didn't remove my jacket because I didn't want anyone seeing the bunched up material in the back of my pants.

When I got home, my pants were falling off. I'm glad they weren't doing that at the interview.

The in-person interview was stupid. She asked me two more questions that could have easily been asked during the phone interview. She said that she liked what she heard and asked if I could hang around until noon or 12:30 for a presentation then afterwords have ANOTHER interview. I said that would be okay.

There were six of us there for the presentation. The presentation told about the company and what we as candidates could expect to do if hired.

The presentation confirmed my suspicions. Now mind you that up until that point, I had no idea what the hell I was interviewing for. They're the ones that contacted me.

Supplemental life insurance. That's what their business was all about. As the presentation mentioned, "You have the ability to make a lot of money." That along with hypothetical charts and tables showing how much money we could "possibly" make were presented to us.

The bottom line is that they wanted me to fork over $312 for an administration fee, then about $400 in books and study material. Then I have to take two licensing exams ($110 and $150). And that's before I can make a dime.

Then I have to go to 20 people's houses a week to sell insurance and maintain at least that level of contacts or "presentations" to families each week.

That's too much stress for me right now. I'm trying to get back into the workforce. All I need is a job right now. They want to groom me to manage a team of my own so I can train agents and possibly start my own office.

I thanked him for his time, but let him know that the company wasn't the right fit for me at this time.

In other news, I was informed today by one of the people that I used as a referral that Homo Depot had contacted them. So that is still in the works. Right now I'd be quite happy to be working at Homo Depot.
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