Account manager, Fort Worth, TX - July 3, 2013
When I started the job, I was very excited about the advancement structure. I was promoted one week out of training. A typical day includes coming in to Atmosphere where we conducted training, meetings, went over numbers (sales) from the previous day, played games and recognized people for their hard work. We went to lunch around 1pm then we went to visit AT&T customers at their homes to tell them about the latest technology and upgrades to their home phone, internet and TV services. It was my job to convince them why our services were so much better than other competitors. After a year, I was still in the same position and since AT&T started it's new service in the DFW area, it is the most worked area and finding people that would sign up for the new service became a lot more difficult. Since it was commissioned based sales with no base pay, it got to be where I wasn't making enough money to make ends meet. The potential looked amazing at first but once I got my foot in the door, I realized that it was just appearances.