Is The Advertisement For Summer Work And Traveling Too Good To Be True?

Advertisements for jobs promising large paychecks and travel may end up being door-to-door magazine sales jobs. Members of sales crews have reported having to use high-pressure sales tactics, work long hours, substandard living conditions, assaults, drug use, and withheld wages. (See New York Times Article and Houston Press Article) Before deciding to work for a magazine sales company, you should ask a lot of questions about how the business works, what the living conditions are like, and how you will be paid. Also, check with the Better Business Bureau to see if the company has had any complaints filed against them. If you choose to work for a company, make sure they provide the right sales licenses for the city and state in which you are working, or you may be subject to a criminal citation.