Chickens at work

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by CoolWife, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    I have never heard of this scam. What's the gyst?
     
  2. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    WTF @nym711!! That’s insane!
     
  3. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    That is downright scary!
     
  4. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    That ... makes no sense?
     
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  5. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    So, back when S was looking for a job in 2014, these people targeted him too. He went through two interviews with them before realizing that it was a scam. Technically, maybe an MLM or something. Anyway, they really sell themselves up. When they started talking this time, he realized it was familiar and that's when he got up and left.

    Here's what I got from Reddit where someone asked if it's too good to be true:

     
  6. TaterTot

    TaterTot Rulebitch Staff Member

    I don’t understand. They’re recruiting for an MLM? What do they get out of this timewasting? A few people giving over their socials and passports? Please someone ‘splain me.
     
  7. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    Here's the Reddit thread. I can go into it more tomorrow. I worked an event tonight and need to get to bed.
     
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  8. TaterTot

    TaterTot Rulebitch Staff Member

  9. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Just today, a woman at the gym was saying she got approached at the store by a woman hiring for something that sounds similar (though not DirectTV). So weird
     
  10. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    The part I don’t get is how they’d actually look you up and have your information ready in order to try and harass S. That just seems like a lot of effort, and something that could get them in huge trouble, especially for a company like DirecTV.
     
  11. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I had to teach my kids how to color inside the lines. I also taught them to use colors that make sense. We went over colors of apples and at the end I asked “Do apples come in blue?” My teeniest, tiniest kinder student responded with “No, that would be ridiculous” and I died. I’m going to miss some of them.
     
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  12. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Aww but blue apples would be so pretty.
     
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  13. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    It’s so crazy how different I have to teach in kinder. In 6th grade, I told them art is yours and make it what you want so colors don’t have to make sense. I wanted to do that with the kinders but I guess they should learn what colors things are first. I’ve been trying to find coloring pages of things that could be many colors (like balloons and flowers).
     
  14. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    This is what S told me about the Direct TV thing. You are basically at a Sams Club, Walmart, etc, selling Direct TV to customers. They make all these promises of being a manager within 6 months and making a six figure income too. You will never sell enough to meet your quota, but they'll keep telling you that you have to try harder, etc, because you are so close. They will pay you just enough to get by, and you'll work 60+ hours a week during regular work hours to ensure that you won't have time to find another job and interview. In my quick research this morning, I found this blog it.

    The looking up his info and finding my name is a new tactic. He thinks that these threats probably worked in the past, and it's probably specific to this particular unit. He said that it's very unlikely that they will message me. Other than pulling his family into this, he is mostly annoyed that they wasted his time. He did have three other screenings yesterday, so he's getting legit interest.
     
  15. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    Oh goodness, no wonder those DirectTV "reps" at Walmart are so pushy.
     
  16. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    What does he do? It’s defying logic that he’s getting so many scams in such a short time!
     
  17. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    This is just baffling to me.
     
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  18. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    He's an IT Project Manager. He thinks that there's been more lately because someone "helped" him by putting his resume out to that person's contacts, so his resume is floating around for these people to grab. He'll also basically talk to anyone on the phone, just in case there is a prospect. For Transamerica, he was like, "Who knows? Maybe they are doing some kind of IT update."
     
  19. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    I feel like he might want to slow that down a bit and focus on legit listings from reputable companies. Like, unless the job states that’s what they’re looking for, it just seems like a waste of his time.
     
  20. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    So I'm trying to fill out the paperwork for taking my leave. My plan was to use up my vacation time first and then have my actual leave start.

    Is it going to look weird if my leave starts like a week after my due date?
     
  21. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Are you in the US? Is your leave paid maternity leave or you mean FMLA? If it’s FMLA the clock starts the first day you’re out of work and goes for a max of 12 weeks but of course people take less or more spending on what work allows.

    If you mean paid maternity leave you would want to take that first then exhaust vacation time for as long as you want/can afford.

    Sometimes employment handbooks dictate how this works and will mandate if you have to use vacation time first, if you can go unpaid and save vacation time, when the paid leave kicks in, etc.
     
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  22. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    I am in the US. I'll be taking FMLA and using my short term disability benefits so I'm not totally unpaid during my leave. The STD benefits won't start until 2 weeks after my leave starts though.

    Also my accrued vacation time expires at the end of this year so I kind of have to use it before I take leave rather than after.
     
  23. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Usually you would stack it—like once you’ve exhausted any paid mat leave, then you use short term disability and vacation time to pay yourself. Short term disability is generally something like 60% of your pay so you can use it in conjunction with vacation time to get 100% pay for as long as you can.

    Do it however you can to not lose your time though! That’s your money you’ve already worked for!
     
  24. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    You never realize how many surfaces you touch at work until you are worried about spreading germs and you are making yourself wash your hands / use paper towels before touching anything. Sorry, colleagues!
     
  25. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    They should at least appreciate the fact that you’re trying.
     

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