Comment – September 12, 2012
As a current door to door rep in the same state, this is an absolutely false claim. Uniforms have only been required within the last couple of months, and consist of short-sleeve polo shirts and tan trousers. We are provided with 2 weeks of uniforms so that we can have one week clean while the other week's clothing is turned in to the local office to be laundered FOR US and returned ready to wear. We are NOT required to wear long sleeves in the summer and we are certainly not prohibited from wearing hats and gloves in adverse weather. On the contrary, winter caps are provided by the company, as are heavy winter coats with hoods and zip-in liners. As for working outdoors in these conditions, the opposite of the above claim is also true. I have, on many occasions, been called by my supervisor or a member of management to warn me of bad weather in or coming to my area and have been advised to either go home or seek shelter, depending on what is safest, until the threat passes. The supervisors and managers care deeply about their employees in the field.
I have been supplied, at no cost to me, with all the tools I need to do my job, including a cell phone (that the company pays for), flyers, business cards, a rubber stamp with my name and phone number, and all necessary forms and paperwork I would need when selling to a customer. The ONLY things I've purchased out of my pocket are a binder (only because I wanted a larger one than what the company provided for me - although theirs is a very nice leather, zip-up one), pens, and folders to organize my paperwork. I could have easily obtained these from my local office, but chose to purchase exactly what I preferred instead.
Training is mandatory for all new hires and consists of a one-week intensive training program with hotel costs paid, mileage reimbursed, and money provided in advance for daily meals. As for bonuses and incentives, they are always available if the sales quotas (which are NOT unreasonable) are met. If you don't meet quota, you don't get an incentive or bonus to recover some of your gas expense. I work with many door to door reps that have been with the company for 4, 5, even 9 years. Performance = pay. No performance = no pay. This is a great job and has many great rewards, if you actually get out and put in the work that is required of you. I have run into NONE of the above issues in the 2 1/2 years that I've worked here. Actually, I find this company to be much more accommodating than companies I've worked for in the past in similar positions. I thoroughly enjoy working for Mediacom! less
Comment – October 27, 2012
It sound as if you benn drinking their coolaid/?