The Sunday Phonecall.
15th floor, Octagon Centre, San Miguel Ave. Ortigas Pasig.
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Google is very very powerful (ignore redundancy please) as my dog informed me of a phone call minutes ago.
it’s Sunday today. I was having my own version of siesta: being a couch patata in my turning chair, facing my deafening winamp playlist in my desktop computer while reading mitch albom’s “the five people you meet in heaven” when suddenly a phone call emerges. Though a little preoccupied, I rush to it pick up, thinking that the caller might be someone special or a favorable granting out-of-the-house invitation. Everything started when I heard the UNFAMILIAR VOICE. Take note, unfamiliar.
mind you, these calls and offers make you think like you’re a professional, gets you uplifted, or go boastful.
She introduced herself as Jean Ramos. I remembered her, my elementary schoolmate whose height is considerably a height. i was surprised because rather than talking about the years we didn’t hear about each other, she started talking about “network marketing” thingy she was networked to. She bragged more about what I will get, not I will be doing. Fifteen to thirty thousand Philippine pesos will be on my palms in thirty days. I got a little bewildered over the amount, imagining of what I could buy (mind you, it’s money). i let myself be gullible to her persuasion, hoping I could get any details to it. then she invited me tomorrow for a little seminar. I refused, I was having ten thousand plans and one reason to not. then she insisted on another day, Wednesday. then suspicion hit me that point. she knew something, as if she was asking me questions she already knew the answers to. Time to move. I take note of their basics and half-decided to come to her trap. Then she told me these following details.
- Wear smart casual
- 3:30pm, and please, be professional. Come on time.
- 15th floor, Octagon Centre, San Miguel Ave. Ortigas Pasig. Marunong ka naman pumunta sa may megamall di ba? Sa likod lang yun.
I thought of checking the place out, but I had this habit of being hesitant going somewhere, especially if I’m alone and it’ll be my first time to be there. and besides, I’m not used to wear such “smart casual” or something since I go play-play life. but somehow curious, I go couched patata again but with an objective. so i started opening my browser, hoping to find resources for the unknown. Lo and behold, I found just what I needed.
Nuskin, Synergy One Global (or Synergy 1 Global), or whatever they might be calling it, based on opinions let go of the experienced ones. they were reflecting that the so-called “Multi-networking marketing” is synonymous to “Pyramidal Scam”. Dumbfounded by the statements, I prevented something others might be encountering too. accepting half their offer means not getting other contacts of mine to be having the same fate as mine, as they’ll be getting my contacts for this conspiracy.
Though some comments regarding the issue gave quite positive outputs, i decided to boycott the given schedule I was booked into. But in someway, I think it’s somewhat positive, which merely depends on how you look at it. the problem is, their foundation is fraud, strategies to forfeit. Anyway, it’s up to you if you’ll be spongebob-ing yourself there.
I guess my site will be your another enlightenment for this scam, or whatever you might be considering it.
Sorry Jean, I’m already rich. 🙂
UPDATE: June 22, 2011. 7:39pm
After 3 years of this post still living, I believe and I will rather do, apply on a Call Center Company…
“HINDI PO KAYO PINAG-ARAL NG MGA MAGULANG NYO PARA MAGBENTA NG BEAUTY PRODUCTS…” <– …than doing this. (source)
Okay let’s just say I did get a little hasty on saying Networking + Pyramidal Scam but you should have at least read my post carefully: “they were reflecting”. I’m not stating the fact, I’m stating the reflection. Well heck, even the people who joined NU Skin did share their experiences anyway so what’s the point vindicating? I would like to quote this:
elo.im querz, a college student.well, sad 2 say.. Naloko aq ng nu skin. Kasasali q lang this november, na engganyo kc ako sa sahod..at ang masakit pa, friend ko pa yung nagsali sakin dun. Sinabi nya na wla nman raw aqng gagawin, naghrap akong mag ipon ng 12600.. Pero d ko kagad nabawi, sana nabasa ko muna 2 bago aq nagdecide na sumali. Lesson 2 sakn, pati na rn sana sa inyo.
and this: (quite long but explains everything)
click here for source
One final note: Like what these people said that you should try, go, and try and try, and go, Instead of making us go, why don't YOU guys try it? And if it works for you, make a post like this and spell out your experience and let's see if your words contradict mine.