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Haha lol that sucks...let me guess it was that student for part time work where you can get like $15/appointment lol Yeah I've seen that before too and I almost went untill I googled it haha

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Haha lol that sucks...let me guess it was that student for part time work where you can get like $15/appointment lol Yeah I've seen that before too and I almost went untill I googled it haha

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Strictly speaking, its not a scam, its just a really bad job... It takes a lot of work for not so great a salary, and you have to set your own appointments, pay for your own gas to get to them, and do your own (unpaid) paperwork.... However, if you're willing to put in a ridiculous amount of work and know enough people you CAN make money off of it... Or so I've heard anyway, I wouldn't try it myself..

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Yeaaaaaaaaah welcome to Cutco.....but to be fair...I think almost every student in north america has gone to at least the interview...however they wait until they have you good and roped before they actually tell you what you;re gunna be doing. I walked out as soon as he started demoing withthe knives. and the knives are Ok.....but not worth what they want people to pay for them.

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wooowww...I didnt kno so many ppl knew about this. I was supposed to do this but the office is too far and I cant afford the commute or the demo knives so I said fuck it. I woulda been training this week. It actually sounded good for a person who has the reasonable accomadations like a car and such. But no wonder why they get students to do it

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its not a scam PER SE, but it definitely isnt what it seems. you just have to deal with being the two most hated professions in the world, telemarketer+door to door salesman. if you can handle that, its not a HORRIBLE job.

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when they first tell you about it it sounds great. 15 dollars an hour is amazing.... too bad you hav to set up everything yourself, and they stuff is so expensive people will let you demo for them but no one can afford that in this economy. they have like a 2000$ knife set... who wantsto pay 2000 for a set of knives....

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This is a message to all those doubtful of Vector's malicious schemes. First and foremost, the posts that are rebutting these claims are C&P responses from Vector managers. I'm a scam reporter and the number one thing these guys try to do is regain credibility, which involves having mass accounts and people to paste their script into message boxes such as these. Those who say they love Vector work for the company, plain and simple. These are tendentious opinions. Next, you need to ask

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#283 GREAT POST (Also read post #299 for further elaboration of this issue) I'm glad I'm not the only one that realizes there is mass fake posting by Vector reps going on here. I have an Strategic marketing MBA and even i didn't realize the degree to which this fraud was occurring. I will be a formidable opponent of Vector until they remove themselves from campuses and stop trying to steal money from students who have enough problems as it is. I have already sent out letters to local stude

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That's hilarious I clicked on this to see if it was Cutco who screwed you over because my ex boyfriend totally got ripped off by them...turns out lots of people have posted stuff about them. They never sent him his refund for his kit like they were supposed to and he was too much of a lazy @$$ to fight them. I don’t care what anyone says they are defiantly a shady business. Of course you can make money of you subject your self to that way of life enough and close your eyes to all the crap that c

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SHUT YOUR MOUTH, and come tell me when you can afford to own something that is the BEST IN THE ENTIRE WORLD

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hahahahaha I worked for vector/cutco too like 7 years ago! it sucked!! but I still have the knives... lol ydi op for not checking it out before spending the money.

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it's not a scam, I'm 19 and already an assistant manager. it's only a scam for those morons that can't cut it.

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what company is. it called, around graduation time they put this ad up in my school under the jobs section place called vector and our demo knives were more expensive I couldn't afford it so I quit right after our second day of "training", and the. way it worked for us is we make a "certain percentage" off of each set we sold.....the knives were good thou

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Odd that the Wall Street Journal would do a feature on a 'scam.' But I guess that's what you get when you call a quick google search 'company research.' http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121789140861111649.html Even worse that the Children's Wish foundation is getting donations from this giant con. http://www.allbusiness.com/services/business-services/4346128-1.html But seriously. This company is such a big scam and is so whack they even helped build a hospital and support several l

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I hope don't expect people to believe this shit. These are MADE UP STORIES AND NUMBERS. Vector gives nothing to society, they only steal money from poor students, there is nothing charitable abou them. Do not be fooled by these FAKE POSTERS who are Vector employees trying to selvage whats left of their brand in order to steal more money. VECTOR = SCAM. Don.t be fooled by these con artists, they work for vector.

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The critical flaw in your 'argument' crasher is that the links are to actual sites with actual articles from actual companies. Your insistence that the Wall Street Journal is a fabrication of Vector Marketing completely discredits your opinion.

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You're misconstruing facts. I can write a Wiki article on anything and source it, it doesn't make it true. VECTOR = SCAM

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Great, but i'm not referencing a wiki article. It's the Wall Street Journal website. Your position is falling apart around you.

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271 is right actually. They DO give to charities like the childrens wish foundation, and they even give out scholarships to top employee's who are in school. I work for them and as long as your confident in yourself and actually try, it's a great job. The guy who recommended me to the job is already a Manager and has only been working for them for a couple months.. And to anyone saying cutco is overpriced, considering it's the last time you'll have to spend money on those knives it's a damn good

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It is definitely a scam...they take advantage of young and desperate people. They are notorious. Try looking a place up in google before you work there! Good luck now that I am sure you are pretty upset to find out your job is a con!

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It's pretty easy to figure out because there is a certain company that sends out letters about a "summer work opportunity" to high school and college students every year. I don't know if I'm allowed to say this on here, but it's called Vector.

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lol wow I wet for a session, when I heard you have to buy the knives and go door to door, I was like hell yeah this is a scam or a pyramid scheme, i bailed.

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Yea I work for the same company. It sounds pretty sketchy and I was about to bail on it after i heard you have to buy your own knives but in my case you can return your knives for a full refund or just sell them at a higher price. Its not a scam, its just hard to stick with and actually succeed with it. Most people just quit right after they start and end up losing money.

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Hate to tell this to you man but almost every real job works like a pyramid. And I'd rather work in a company that promotes from within than one that looks for a stranger that might be more qualified.

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#356. i wish I could get you to stand up in front of one of my business classes and say that line about business all operating on pyramids. The comedic value would be unprecedented, i could charge admission. I hope you're really not that stupid. Face the facts, VECTOR IS A SCAM!

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hahaha. I was thinking the same thing...Why not pay for the knives..then threaten him with them? That should work!

Is that the Cutco/Vector Marketing deal? I sat through their pitch about 20 years ago... Wasn't impressed. My neighbor bought into it last year - It took her less than a week to throw in the towel (It didn't help that our "old" Henkel knife cut through the rope in three strokes).

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What did you pay for your Henkle 20 years ago? Do you have any idea how much a Henkle 5-star costs NOW, as compared to Cutco? A Henkle 5-star is better, and more expensive, than Cutco, but the more common 3-star is inferior, and naturally costs less, than Cutco.

Don't feel bad about falling for the cutco/vector marketing scam. A lot of people do! At least you learned your lesson and at least you didn't get conned into something worse, like selling vacuum cleaners!

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Oh man, I have quite a few friends that worked as telemarketers for a vacuum company. It's so hard, and such a horrible job, most of them either quit within the first couple days or got fired within a week or two. My brother has a friend that did the knife-selling thing for quite a while and was actually pretty successful with it, though. No clue if it was the same company though.

Count yourself lucky. I brought those knives from some guy and now they keep talking to me telling me to go stab old ladies and kitteh's.

By  Qup

that's too bad. at least you only lost 145$ instead of many thousands. you learned a lesson. : it doesn't cost money to get a job. and you got knife training ! actually, you got off cheap!

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