Pros: nothing really to pro here, the paycheck is nice, but not at 60 hours a week... go ahead break it down $500 before taxes, $401.68 after taxes divided by 60 hours... you do the math, and tell me if it's worth it?
Cons: 60 hours a week, knocking in the blistering hot sun, or knocking in a lightly moderate rain? and your not aloud to leave until it is dark outside!, if you had some random stranger knocking on your door at 8:25pm at night? would you open the door?
a typical day as an outside sales rep for TruGreen goes like this, 11am you get to the shop, you get your route and are on the road by 12pm, eat some lunch and by 1pm your knocking your first door, by 330 or 4 o'clock you're taking a break and if you finished your route and haven't made any sales you get to re-knock all those door of the people that – more... weren't home and just got home from work to bug the S*** out of them while they're trying to relax and spend time with their families. oh and your day doesn't end until atleast 830pm or 9pm at night....but, the ServiceMaster corp. is a decent company to work for, the weekly base pay as a door to door sales rep of $500 was decent for TruGreen and $401.68 after taxes, the mileage compensation could have been a lot better then $.20 a mile and they could have given a little more effort forth into getting the mileage on your check each week... but to say the least at almost 60 hours a week and a $401.68 paycheck after taxes wasn't all that great... you're out in the hot sun, or walking in the rain (nothing to heavy, but if it's a light moderate shower you still get to knock) ... and after 3weeks of actual training you get to start doing it yourself, you get to shadow someone for a day and then you're on your own... they train you on how to be a pretty decent sales rep with their cheesy kind of lines of " I just had to stop by and ask, what are you doing for your lawn this year" and " Is that what you did last year too?" pretty easy stuff you think in training, then once you're out there sweating your peanuts off in 90 degree heat all day long going door to door, being tracked down every second of every minute on an Iphone... it's not really worth it, I got let go from failure to advance (in making Sales) so if you go 1 week without a sale, you can just go ahead and start looking for another job... the exercise was nice tho, getting to walk around all day drinking tons of water and hoping you don't pass out from heat exhaustion is a sure winner in my book! and as far as management goes... I was told to call one person from another form of management, to call another person who is too busy to answer, and when you finally get ahold of someone it's atleast 1hour later. – less