Older Agent Stories

Jami

We were driving ("hopping") from Albuquerque to Colorado Springs. We stopped to sleep at a rest stop. It was fine when we went to sleep, but when we woke up there was an inch or more of snow on the ground.The manager in the car did not know how to drive in the snow. We were doing fine until he began to speed. A truck in front of us fishtailed, and he lost control of the van. We rolled twice and hit the mountain. It was his foolishness that caused this accident, and because of the power structure, he would never admit it or apologize for almost killing us. That's when I decided to leave... but inertia and lack of funds to go home kept me for another year.

Do you regret: Sometimes I regret it, but I feel like it was beneficial to me. People got their magazines...... I think It helped me become a better leader and also to be able to approach situations with some equinamity.

How old were you: 18

All over US: all over; OK, KS, CO, NM, AZ, CA ....

How long: 3 years

What story did you give: Winning a savings bond for college.

 

 

B

I start November 4,1998,by find a article of "Money,Fun,Travel". I started in Ft.Lauderdale. It was fun. I was paid by commission. I decided to come home for college and they would not give me the money to pay for it. So, I had to spend time at a youth shelter. I lied to the police about my age so I wouldn't be put in a adult shelter. I was in Pensacola Florida and from Oklahoma. Well my mom and dad had to send the money to me and i stayed a night at the shelter then went home on January 6,1999. I though have no regrets the people there were very helpful and positive they helped me with my attitude and health. We worked like 10 hours 6 days a week walking. I do like it but the outcome of coming home was bad so if you go be ready to have enough money for a ticket or a way to get home. They will give you a ride to the bus station then forget you was ever there. So, thank goodness for a loving family.
 

R

I joined a magazine crew in June of this year. My best friend and I were tired of all our responsibiltys and the crew seemed like an easy way out. We knew a lot of the crew members because they stayed at the hotel we worked at for a month and a half. When we got there we were told all these bizarre rules. We were to be "babysat" for 10 days, we couldn't talk about anything negative, my friend and I weren't even supose to hang out with one another. The first night no one would even tell us what we were going to.
   

J.C.

I have had the pleasure of meeting some of the most motivated people in the u.s., rich and not so rich .BUT rich is a state of mind

Do you regret: NO! because the school of hard knocks is one of the best

schools to go to it teaches young people about life and making it on their own

How old were you: 25

All over US: yes

MY NAME IS JC AND I WORK FOR A MAG CREW THINGS ARE NOT AS BAD AS THEY SAY THEY ARE. THE ONES THAT COMPLAIN ARE 9X OUT OF 10 THE ONES THAT DO NOT WANT TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT. THEY DO'NT LISTEN TO UPPER MANAGEMENT. JUST BECAUSE THIS A TRAVEL JOB, YOU STILL HAVE RULES AND REG THAT YOU MUST FOLLOW. TRUE EVERYBODY CANT BE A SUCCESS IN SALES, BUT THE ONES THAT FAIL USUALLY ARE THE PROBLEMS. I, AM, WEALTHY FROM SELLING MAGS . IT IS An HONEST LIVING.THE MONEY ONE CAN MAKE DEPENDS ON THAT PERSON ALONE,NO ONE ELSE! WE TEACH YOUNG PEOPLE TO HAVE SELF DISCIPLINE,RESPONSIBILITY,WORK ETHICS, PERSONAL GROWTH, AND SETTING GOALS FOR THE FUTURE. I HAVE BEEN ON BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE KNOCKING ON DOORS AND IN UPPER MANAGEMENT, THE HORROR STORIES ARE BLOWN WAY OUT OF PORPORTION. THANK YOU

 

 

Nick

Number one! here is my story...When I was hired, I was into the gang scene. Believing that was the way to live. I found out quickly that it was not the way to live. The magazine business and the crew I was on showed me a new direction of self worth and believing that I could have a successfull future. Its a tragedy that accidents happen, but the person in the Wiconsin incident is in jail right now, he was not forced to make the decision to remove himself from the control of the moving vehicle, that was his choice, plain and simple. What is a real tragedy is that the peoples lives that he was responsible for were not considered by him. I dont think the whole industry should be accountable for one persons bad decision. I know you probably wont print this, but what the heck....Please write me back.

Do you regret: No, I now am a crew owner, and enjoy living life very successfully, and happily.

How old were you: 17

All over US: All

How long: 4 yrs

What story did you give: I told them that I was in a contest to win a trip and

cash and that I was making a commission.

 

   

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