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Originally posted by rogerstigers
reply to post by mblahnikluver
Well, you can put sticky notes on each app you give out stating "If I don't give out 5 of these per pay period, they will withhold my check".. See how many people fill them out then -- with bogus information.
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
I was just offered a job at a retail department store but there was one thing that bothered me and still does.
You are required to get 5 credit apps a pay period to even get PAID. Ok this is just odd to me. It doesn't matter your performance or that you show up and do your job, it matters how many people you get to sign up for the credit card. She pushed this credit card on me more than the job responsibilities. A credit card most probably don't need but they package it as a VISA card with all these benefits to make you think it's a deal..
Personally I have zero credit cards. I was raised where if you want something you work for it and pay for it with cash. Isn't this why American's are in so much debt? Credit cards!
I will do this because it has taken years to find a job but I don't agree with it. I find it a little sneaky to push their card then hold your pay over you. I worked for another department store that was the same way but this was years ago before the economy took a dive.
What do you think of this? The things you learn when working retail I swear.
Originally posted by kro32
Apparantly this is something the company your choosing to work for wants you to do. If you don't like it you certainly don't have to work for.
What I don't understand is how this would prevent you from giving good customer service also. I see no reason you can't try to sell an item while helping the customer at the same time. If it's difficult for you perhaps your not qualified for this type of job.
I make $6.50 per hour we get paid every two weeks and i work 20 -30 hours. Your hours are few and far so mostly 20 or less than 20 hours is the norm. I make $600.00 a month and thats if I sell enough credit. You get paid once a month for credit apps and you must get 5 before they pay you the $2 per application. The applications have to be new or decisionable and duplicates don't count. Id work in commission department not as a cashier or MCA if you want to make enough income to support yourself or family. I think all of my associates have two jobs cant live off of $600.00 bucks.
Originally posted by Now_Then
reply to post by mblahnikluver
Sometimes they make it very hard to say no....
Seriously though I'd personally tell them where to shove that job, but that's just me... You wouldn't be any worse than all the other people working in those stores doing the same, and unless the customer is vulnerable in some way it's entirely up to them if they do or don't take credit, think of your self, you could make quite a bit of extra cash, selling credit to Americans is like giving away free ice pops to kids living in Africa lol