So today I get a call to go on a interview tomorrow at 10:30. The lady tells me they are local 277 Union, have two positions open, one for a manager and one for union services. Both are full time. Great benefits. She told me she got my resume off of Monster.com. Then she gives me the address.
After doing a happy dance after hanging up I decide to do some research on the company so I can be prepared for the interview. I realize she never gave me the company name....
so I search for the address and find this.....
American Income Life's subsidiary company The Halali Ins. Group located at 4300 Stevens Creek Blvd. Ste. 100, San Jose, CA 95129 is posting on Craigslist jobs which they don't have!
THEY ARE LIARS AND SCAMMER'S.
On Craigslist under "customer service" they advertised to have 2 positions open. Which they claim to pay you $14 an hour. And the advertisement also says that they are looking for sales people as well, which is ok. But, it is not what it seems!
Here is the advertisement posted on July 06, 2009.
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Full Time Union Position with Full Benefits (san jose west)
Reply to: halaliinsgroupsanjose@...
The Halali Insurance group a subsidiary of American Income Life is currently looking to staff it's newly opened San Jose office. We are hiring in the following areas, customer service and sales representatives. We are in need of 4 customer service reps and 8 sales agents. Both positions are FULL-TIME ONLY!!!!!! and union.Please do not submit a resume if you are looking for part-time. You must be willing to work overtime as well as nights and weekends if needed until the office is fully staffed. Customer Service Reps. are paid $14.00 per hour plus full benefits including health, dental, vision, for yourself as well as your family, a 401k plan and stock purchase plan are also included. Sales Agents are paid $500 per week base, along with commission, advance, bonus, residual, as well as full benefits including health, dental, vision, coverages for yourself and family, a 401k plan and stock purchase plan are also included.
American Income Life was recently rated as the 33rd best company to work for by Yahoo and Hot Jobs and the number 1 insurance company to work for. Here is a link to the posting http://sev.prnewswire....
To give you some background American Income was founded more than half a century ago with just $25,000 in borrowed capital, and today, has become one of the nation's largest providers of supplemental insurance.
Our primary operation is in providing supplemental life insurance products to association, labor union, and credit union members. American Income is licensed in 49 states, New Zealand, and Canada -- and our subsidiary Company, National Income Life Insurance Company is licensed in New York. We are a strong company and have been rated by A.M. Best, one of the country's oldest and most respected insurance ratings company, A+ "Superior," its second highest rating, for overall financial strength.
We will be starting our interviews this coming Thrs. To be considered for a position please submit a resume along with a contact number and past salary history to halaliinsgroupsanjose@... if you are considered you will be called by one of our Human Resources Representatives to be set up for an interview this week.
Compensation: Sales Agents will be paid $500 per week base, commission, bonus, advance, residual, and full benefits.
Customer Service Reps. are paid $14.00 per hour plus full benefits.
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I applied for the customer service position. I just got back from their so called interview. I been told this is a "sales-customer service" position.
Since when is the definition of "CUSTOMER SERVICE" has become "SALES"? And not only that they don't even have a position open for that! They scheduled so many people to come in at the same time you have no idea. But it was very obvious, they are collecting information from applicants who are looking for a job and generating these as leads for the future in order to sell insurance to us and/or to spam our mailboxes.
I asked the guy his name was Ernesto, (even though I was scheduled to have an interview with a person called Jose, when I asked about that he said:" It doesn't matter if it is me or him. It's the same". Later of course I understood why!
You are tricking people to come by advertising a position they don't have. And without any fear from Law they are scheduling people for interview? Wasting peoples time and energy at their worst time.
They are breaking the law by FALSE ADVERTISING! Over and over again! The posting I have embedded is dated July 06, 2009. And then they post another one on July 20, 2009. I have that, too.
Well that put up some red flags for me but it WAS from 2009., so I start searching for Union 277 in California. Funny thing that... I can't find a union 277. In fact I went to the list of all unions in California and nothing. I tried every search known to mankind and nothing.
I tried a reverse search on the phone number and it came back from San Francisco. That was weird enough that I decide to call back and get the company name just for my own piece of mind.
The phone rings and rings and finally I get a voice mail. The company name is American Income.
I go back to the scam thing I found and it is the same name. I do a search for American Income and post after post talks about how this company (Which is a real company by the way) scams people. Yes they do offer some jobs but after reading about what happens when you take the jobs (nothing good) I decided I am not going to the interview tomorrow.
You know there is something about having your emotions get so excited only to have them slam you right back down into the ground that sucks. Really sucks. REALLLLLLLYYYYYY SUCKS.