This happened 19 yrs ago, 1995. I had just graduated, had a traumatic childhood in which I had seen my father killed at a young age, and had grown up with the "evil step dad". I wanted out of the small town and see the world, but mostly get away from my home. Then I saw the ad, see the country, make big money.
They had a meeting room at a nice hotel and met my mom (who was totally against it) & promised all the right things. Before I knew it I was in Kentucky, at quite the opposite kind of hotel. Crammed in a room with 12 kids. The next morning it was up & on the go at first light. They dropped us off in the middle of the mountains of Kentucky, these people didn't have money for magazines!! I am not the type to lie & say I was a college student trying to earn money. They lived in shacks!! And when that didn't work they'd leave us at a gas station, car wash,etc half the night begging basically. I hated it right away. Not to mention the partying the drugs, I was raped several times, once along side the road by the guy they left me with to train. I was drugged once with something that made me break out all over, I had been raped. They had promised I could go home any time but they kept putting me off. We were all over the Kentucky hills in every nasty motel there was. I saw the other workers buy drugs and steal off people we would try to get to buy our magazines. I had people pull guns on me, it was horrific, and they wouldn't let me call home. Finally I got to call my mom, after I got off the phone i told the manager that I was wanted by the law in my town (I had never been in trouble, it was all I could think of) I told them the cops would be looking for me if I didn't get home. About 4 days later I got lucky and they had to go pick someone up in my state. They were not nice about it, and NEVER paid me, but they took me and dropped me off about 75 miles from my home town in the middle of the night.
I learned a horrible lesson, I have a good job now, but will never forget that month. I avoid mag crews when I see them around. I know their tricks & lies. I hope these stories help save someone from thinking there's easy money doing this.
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