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Sunday August 20th 2017

Suicidal Jobless Generation Y PMET Lamenting About Horrible MLM Interview

Hi Gilbert

How are you guys doing? I hope you are well.

Just a quick update on my situation, just went for my follow-up with my psychiatrist last week, my depression is getting worst,  my anxiety disorder – there’s is no sign of improvement and my medication dosage needs to be increased.

Just to share, I went for one interview 2 weeks ago as a sales and marketing executive and travel opportunities was offered and the salary range was around the expected range I was looking at .

When I arrived at the office, I was greeted by a very ‘friendly’ HR executive. I filled up the form and I was surprised, the interviewer can interview 2 candidates at once, I brushed it off at first, thinking that since it was a sales post, sure there will be competition.

The first interview took about an hour.

Few days later, I was called up for the second interview, I was feeling very happy as maybe my journey to finding a real job was coming soon.

The whole interview took me 3 hours! And it turned out to be an MLM company…

And my basic pay will  only be $450 and working hours start from 130pm to 11pm daily. You will only be paid for the donations you get from the public.

I was feeling very panicky  and anxious then, as there are a lot of so-called sales executive staring at you and giving you a strange look.

And a trainer was even assigned to me and review the way I communicated. They were standing right outside the interview room waiting for you!

I felt so uncomfortable and I didn’t want to waste any of my time at the office, I asked politely to leave and I wasn’t allowed to.

I ignored their following calls to me and they even get their  Country manager to call me personally on a Saturday at about 4pm. And they even wanted to fix a 3rd interview with me!

I was feeling so sad and disappointed, do we job seekers have to go through all these?

If it’s a MLM office, then why are only letting the candidates know  during the 2nd interview?

By the way, I did queried them after the 1st interview o what kind of company is this and what are they dealing with?

They told me it was an advertising company. And it turns out to be a company soliciting for donations for those with cancer and old age home.

Though my savings are running low as I am jobless for about 4 months, I really didn’t want to do this. I don’t feel good.

My ex-company which terminated me wanted me back and even got my ex colleague to call me and arrange an appointment to see the Indian MD again, I am feeling very lost as they didn’t even pay me for my commissions and the last-pay cheque amount was not right.

I went to legal aid and I was granted an appointment with the legal executive, and I need to furnish my statements for the past 1 year from the banks.

I called up the bank and they told me they need about 7-9 working days to get it done and I need to go down in person. A $15 fee will be applicable.

I am feeling very tired and useless to the extend of just feel like ending my life. All I want is just a decent job to go by and have my depression, schizophrenia and anxiety disorder cured. That’s all I am asking for…

I am a Singaporean and I have applied close to 80 applications on jobstreet and yet I am only being called up by the MLM company.

I am really in a loss. I really need a job.

I don’t want to stay at home all day doing nothing – just only doing the household chores is not enough.

I really hope to have a long term employment, that’s all I ask for.

Thanks for reading my mail and thank you for letting me know at least I could turn to you guys when I really needed someone.

Regards

Victoria

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4 Responses to “Suicidal Jobless Generation Y PMET Lamenting About Horrible MLM Interview”

  1. caramello says:

    Hi Victoria, don’t despair as I can really relate to what you are going through now.

    I have personally got cheated by so called company on jobstreet as well, their so called promise for an entry level position or fresh grad job turns out to be otherwise. I ever got 2 jobs on jobstreet and jobsdb and as it turns out, it wasn’t the case, those so called fresh grad/entry level job are usually positions that are not popular with usual job seekers and are very low in wage and usually no advancement opportunity.

    I got the job and was subjected to very nasty treatment by my team members and so left in difficult circumstances and up until now am still looking for a proper job with monthly salary.

    From what i see now on those job portal, usually those jobs that pay you monthly salary are always sought after by better qualified candidates asking for a very much lower pay.

    I guess the employment scene is much more competitive now than it was 2 decades ago. Anyway, here’s wishing you the best in your job search.

  2. Nevermind says:

    Victoria, I was in your shoes before, 15 years ago. Was jobless for over 6 months when I finally decided to just take anything that comes. That’s when I took on a job similar to what you interviewed for.

    Frankly, very tough. Sell nonsense things to get money. Half of which goes to the company, slightly half goes to charity. A little bit go to you. But I quit in less than a week because they are just making use of you.

    My advice to you is to 1 – Keep your head UP. 2 – Look for decent and stable jobs (salary low never mind). 3 – Look out for better offers along the way.

    Don’t give up.

  3. singaporean employer says:

    Hi Victoria, not sure how i can help, but if you’re keen to explore sales role, drop me an email at hello@fosstech.biz

    We’re pretty unique company that’s seeking out for Singaporeans in need of job.
    Education, experience does not worth more than attitude here

  4. australia mate says:

    Pls go to cdc or wda to see if they can assist you with financial assistance or a job. Try your local family service centre for advice. Wish you all the best.

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