Complaint / review text:
This company in one particular campaign I was doing is doing what I believe to be illegal. Here's what I mean.
When I first started working for this company, it was great! I started on the "school" campaign. It was ok to explain to them how we got their information and so forth. Than it changed to where I couldn't explain to them how we got their information.
The first few weeks working with this company was great, because I was able to rebut them. I asked if they applied online for a job. MOST of the people I contacted said they did. I rebutted them with what we were allowed to use by saying going back to school can help them get the job they've always wanted and so forth.
How the script was written out is that the people we contacted "supposedly" clicked yes to wanting to receive more information about going back to school. When in reality, they didn't. The people whom I called I would explain to them that there's usually a little pop up window about furthering their education. Most of them seen that, but they also said they clicked no on it as well.
So in my mind, whether or not these people are clicking yes or no in the pop up window, once they send that application to that job, not only is it being sent to the company they are applying for, but it's also going to "telemarketers" to do school campaigns whether or not that person clicked yes or no in the box. To me, that is unethical for a company to even work like that.
The company terminated me because they've warned me several times to not try to explain to people how we got the information even if they asked. I'm sorry but I'm an honest person and I do explain to people when asked how we got their information. One of two things I KNEW was going to happen when I worked for them: either I was going to quit or they were going to terminate me.
They terminated me of course, but it was such a blessing in disguise, because my own family noticed how I was getting. I even noticed how I was getting while working. I wasn't feeling motivated to even clock in. I was getting irritable with working for this company while working.
I'm not sure if the whole company is like this but the school campaign. If anyone is reading this and they want to put you on a school campaign: DON'T DO IT! Other campaigns I wouldn't know about.