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Default Door-to-door sales people

I used to be one of them and it was the best job I ever had, just because the company culture was big on positivity, motivation, being the best version of yourself, crew nights out, dressing extremely smartly, networking and everyone within "the business" was high energy and on the ball. I'd love to do it again but it was commission only, sadly, so I wasn't successful enough to make it financially viable.

But, how do you react to them? Do you have any funny stories? Have you ever purchased anything from them?
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The door doesn't get opened to them.

If I do they get a "no thank you".
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I've done door to door sales. Its bloody hard work but can be quite lucrative if you have what it takes. I enjoyed it. We had team nites out on Fridays. Good memories. X
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I let them waste their time explaining what they’re selling then say ‘no thank you’
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I let them waste their time explaining what they’re selling then say ‘no thank you’
That's a horrible and mean spirited character trait on your behalf if you do that on purpose. Their time is money so if you knowingly waste it then you're hurting their ability to earn.
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i never answer the door to anyone i am not expecting
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I got tricked into accepting a job as one that they advertised as a ‘marketing assistant.’ I turned up to the first day of training and never returned.

Everyone who worked there was so cringe and they made you do chants and stuff (it was commission only too). Everything about the job was gross.
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I feel sorry for them standing eagerly on the doorstep while I avoid answering the door
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That's a horrible and mean spirited character trait on your behalf if you do that on purpose. Their time is money so if you knowingly waste it then you're hurting their ability to earn.

I couldn’t agree more....but not surprising.
We don’t get many our way...not any more. But they are just trying to make a living. I just say no straight away so as not to waste their time...why waste their time or mine if I know I’m not going to buy
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That's a horrible and mean spirited character trait on your behalf if you do that on purpose. Their time is money so if you knowingly waste it then you're hurting their ability to earn.
I know several people who have done door to door sales and their aim is to earn as much money out of you as possible by any means necessary. If the most I can do to stop them scamming anyone else is to waste their time then so be it
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I know several people who have done door to door sales and their aim is to earn as much money out of you as possible by any means necessary. If the most I can do to stop them scamming anyone else is to waste their time then so be it
You're concluding based on nothing that they are unregulated scammers? So much so that you've taken it upon yourself to be a Knight in shining armour for random other people by wasting your and the sellers time?

Flimsy justification.
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You're concluding based on nothing that they are unregulated scammers? So much so that you've taken it upon yourself to be a Knight in shining armour for random other people by wasting your and the sellers time?

Flimsy justification.

....laughable more like
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I know several people who have done door to door sales and their aim is to earn as much money out of you as possible by any means necessary. If the most I can do to stop them scamming anyone else is to waste their time then so be it
How uneducated..

Can’t tarnish all door to door salesmen/women as scammers based on several people you supposedly know and have supposedly discussed their work with
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Can’t tarnish all door to door salesmen/women as scammers based on several people you supposedly know and have supposedly discussed their work with
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You're concluding based on nothing that they are unregulated scammers? So much so that you've taken it upon yourself to be a Knight in shining armour for random other people by wasting your and the sellers time?

Flimsy justification.
That’s right
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I got tricked into accepting a job as one that they advertised as a ‘marketing assistant.’ I turned up to the first day of training and never returned.

Everyone who worked there was so cringe and they made you do chants and stuff (it was commission only too). Everything about the job was gross.
Yep this happened to me, except they saw I was gullible at the time and it lasted for 3 weeks, never got paid the money I was owed, ended up on a lot stronger anti depressants, and spent most of my time being told how good the boss was in bed by various members of the team.

They really should be made illegal, and when they’re for charity and the marketing company is getting 60% of your yearly charity direct debit…
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That's a horrible and mean spirited character trait on your behalf if you do that on purpose. Their time is money so if you knowingly waste it then you're hurting their ability to earn.
I actually disagree with this, he lets them finish their speech (which barely anyone does) and even though he says no, it will give them a boost from my experience.
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I actually disagree with this, he lets them finish their speech (which barely anyone does) and even though he says no, it will give them a boost from my experience.
Not wasting their time when they're on commission only > A potential confidence boost
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I actually disagree with this, he lets them finish their speech (which barely anyone does) and even though he says no, it will give them a boost from my experience.
King of donating his time to allow them to practice their sales pitch.
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