So you applied for a management position, realized that it’s a sales gig but decided to give it a shot because they promised the world and all you have to do is everything they say. Welcome to Devilcorp! Unfortunately, you’ll have to brave their management training program and that’s where they plan to work their black magic with a view to subjugating your mind and turning you into another spoke on their warped wheel.
If you’ve read the main articles, you know the company prefers employees to focus on the future so they don’t dwell on the stagnant state of affairs which can characterize any position in this revolting and vomitous organization. Furthermore, they saddle underlings with such a workload that they don’t have time for anything but this gruesome pursuit. This is a system of ever-increasing responsibility with little or no reward and it’s in their best interests to keep you so busy that you don’t have time to think about, let alone question their scandalous method.
Below is a summary of their training program.
DEVILCORP SALES REP
Stage one of their program is the most merciful because it will be over very quickly. If you don’t turn a profit in the first few weeks, you’ll be fired. Reps who sell will be rapidly promoted to “leader” for the express purpose of bleeding them dry by making them train new hires.
A sales rep’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Working over ten hours a day, six days a week.
- Attending the daily morning meeting.
- Running their cars into the ground by driving to and from the field and chauffeuring other reps.
This is a token promotion given to almost everyone during the first few weeks and doesn’t include a pay raise. It’s just an opportunity for Devilcorp to increase your work load while giving you absolutely nothing for your effort.
A leader’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- All the responsibilities of a sales rep.
- Conducting second round interviews.
- Training new hires.
- Writing their sales.
- Buying their lunch.
- Making sure their crews are productive and in attendance every day.
- Attending leader’s meetings.
- Attending team nights.
- Attending conferences.
- “Networking” with other cult members.
DEVILCORP ASSISTANT MANAGER
Step three of their program is usually a lie because hardly anyone becomes an assistant manager. Leaders are customarily promoted directly to ownership because of the following reasons.
A: During the interview process and the initial weeks of employment, you’ll be told that an assistant manager will divide his time between the field and office in order learn the inner workings of the business. Unfortunately, there’s nothing to learn because an owner’s main duties are to build dreams (lie) and constantly hire new blood to make up for the never-ending exodus of quitting reps. Besides, if you’ve built a solid crew and are being considered for promotion but don’t understand that this is the business of lying to and stealing from your down-line, you should probably look for something else because you won’t get very far with these people.
B: Another lie told in many American offices is that the assistant manager position comes with a base pay of $1,000. Please take a moment and think about this logically. Sales is commission and if you’re being earmarked for promotion, there’s a very good chance you’re the best rep in the office. Do you honestly believe an owner is going to pull his best guy out of the field only to lose the commission generated by that rep while paying $1,000 out of his pocket? I never saw it happen and when I was promoted, it was straight to ownership with no office training and certainly no base pay.
Congratulations! Your months if not years of persevering with this cesspit of an organization have finally paid off because you now have a piece of the pie. Or do you? If you haven’t read the main articles, please do because you’ll find that they incorporate their managers to take the fall and distance themselves from their ghastly system.
It’s also worth noting that being promoted is just the start of a new process because there are owners, promoting owners, regional managers and national consultants (titles may differ depending on which branch you find yourself in). There will always be hoops to jump through and hurdles placed in your way so long as you remain with this hellish company.
An owner’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Recruiting. It’s said within the company that an office is dying if it’s not constantly hiring.
- Promoting the dream. If you can make reps believe they can succeed in the business, you can milk them until the penny drops.
- Participating in all the shenanigans written about in the main articles.
- Running the morning meeting.
- Participating in conference calls and conventions.
- “Networking” with other cult members.
- Practicing rebuttals for when employees and their family members question the business.
- Organizing and paying for team nights.
- Paying for reps to be flown to national conferences (most owners recoup this expenditure with “claw back”).
- Holidaying with other owners.
- Being an obedient servant and following orders to a tee.
This predatory conglomerate is rotten to the core. It has a 30 year track record of lying and stealing and it’s known for abusing employees with some of the nastiest psychological tricks ever to be used by the corporate world.
If there was an economic equivalent to International Criminal Court, we could try these financial war criminals and bring justice to the masses who’ve suffered as a result of their actions. Maybe a fiscal Nuremberg would be more appropriate so we could parade these monsters in front of the world and let everyone know them for their villainous deeds.
Please don’t legitimize this scam by thinking of it as a business. It’s a theft and exploitation racket which needs to be exposed. They target the young, desperate, and naive so as to take what they can before leaving their victims with nothing.