I’m just going to share what I do know and say it is from a tipster (send in your tips here) who contacted me via click here to tell me about working conditions for sales reps at The Credit Exchange, a company that apparently acts as a sales lead agency for debt settlement companies. See other stores on that here.
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I emailed The Credit Exchange for a response to the tip but as of this printing they never bothered to respond.
“Each rep pays $300 for desk fee; $500 for leads; $65 for parking and — of course — they are forced to join the Move My [Net Worth] so they also have to pay all of that ($150 start up, $150 for promoter and $50 per month). As if that was not enough, there is also a “training” for the Move [Net Worth] thing and reps are “urged” to attend…and they have to PAY for these. That’s right — each rep has to pay $10 for each training session that they attend.”
If this tip is accurate it creates some disturbing issues.
Sales reps operating in this type of environment are more likely to go for the sale to recoup their desk fee and other costs. That could lead to some overselling issues, if you know what I mean.
Second big problem is that of forcing the employees to become 1099 contractors but still dictating their work product and environment. That can create a HUGE tax problem for The Credit Exchange and the contractors since the company is not paying taxes in that they should if they were classified as employees.
I have heard similar stories from different sources, See The Credit Exchange – Former Employee Speaks Out.
There is even an open lawsuit by former employees of The Credit Exchange over work related issues. – Source. It’s a bit of a shocking read and contains some very serious allegations.