Considering a job in door-to-door sales? Teens looking for potential work may need help distinguishing legitimate door-to-door sales opportunities from dangerous traveling sales crews. Teens interviewing for a new sales job should ask the following questions to determine whether the opportunity is legitimate or dangerous:.
Over the next six months, he and about 20 other crew members crossed 10 states, peddling subscriptions door to door, 10 to 14 hours a day, six days a week. By then, Mr. Pope said, he had seen several friends severely beaten by managers, he and several other crew members were regularly smoking methamphetamine with prostitutes living down the motel hallway, and there were warrants out for his arrest in five states for selling subscriptions without a permit.
But now, the rape and murder of an year-old New Jersey boy who tragically knocked on the wrong door has brought renewed attention to the issue of whether door-to-door sales should be discouraged, or even outlawed. Prosecutors say Edward Werner was attacked and murdered by a year-old boy who opened the door at a house in Jackson Township, near Toms River. Edward hoped to win a walkie talkie by selling the most merchandise in a contest. Authorities say they know of no other connection between the victim and the teen who has been charged -- that it was a "chance encounter" brought about by Edward's door-to-door selling in what a prosecutor describes as a "very safe" neighborhood.
David Edelstein. Andrea Arnold's new movie about a teenage girl who takes up with an unusual group of salespeople won a the Jury Prize at Cannes this year. Critic David Edelstein calls it a "wonderful" film.
Traveling crews have been exploiting young workers and scamming customers for decades—and neither law enforcement nor Congress has been able to do anything about it. She obliged, and I was able to get a proper look at her. It was in the 30s outside, unseasonably cold for Florida, and the young woman holding my squiggling puppy was wearing nothing but a light spring sweater, shivering and looking miserable.
Hundreds of young people are being abused and exploited within the travelling sales industry in the US. In a report published on Thursday, entitled Knocking at Your Doorthe anti-trafficking charity Polaris describes how unemployed young people are targeted by recruiters who promise them an enjoyable job involving travel and high profits. Once part of a travelling team selling goods door to door, however, they become vulnerable to serious abuse.
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. York Area Regional Police Chief Tim Damon said people should be cautious about inviting door-to-door solicitors inside their homes. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.
A Senator, the Attorney General of New York and three young adults said today that thousands of teen-agers were being exploited by door-to-door sales organizations that hold them in virtual servitude, subject them to physical abuse and cheat them out of promised commissions. Roth Jr. Senator Roth said in a break in the hearing before the Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations today that because of strong bipartisan support, he expected the Senate to pass some measure this year, perhaps a broadening of the definition of fraud.