Horrible Home/Work Balance
Photographer Sales Specialist (Former Employee) – Lynchburg, VA – July 9, 2018
This is a horrible job if you like spending time with your family or friends. I traveled almost daily, from 2-8 hours per day. You got under the state minimum for gas millage reimbursement and couldn't claim the $15 for food unless you were staying overnight (and sometimes that meant getting home at 1 or 2 am without a meal...). If you were a studio carrier, well say goodbye to your car. It takes up every inch of the inside and scratches everything up. The equipment is outdated, always breaking and not preforming properly, causing so many problems during a session which decreases you making a sale. Oh, and did I mention there is NO base pay. Strickly commission. So if no one buys, you get no paycheck. Not a good job if you need to provide for your family.
There is no such thing as "weekends off" or "Sundays off", either. Managment is horrific! When a paycheck problem comes up, it isn't solved in a timely fashion or even at all occasionally. I have actually lost about $600ish when they screwed up my paycheck and didn't reimburse me. I had to ask my manager several times and when he didn't make any effort to fix it I had to go to the top myself and let me tell you, HR is rude. I would not recommend this job to anyone unless you like living on the road and have no family/friends.
no benefits, horrible work/home balance, not guarantied pay, uncommunicative supervisors