Another Phone to Phone Inc. Employee Speaks Out

In response to my prior post of a Phone to Phone Inc. employee’s email, I got the following email (reposted with permission):

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[begin third party email]

Good evening Mr. Goldman,

I am a former “employee” of Phone To Phone Inc. I looked them up on Google and found your article on New Lawyer as it was one of the top links to pop up. Phone To Phone Inc itself as a company is a scam. They tell you you’re on a training period of three (3) days, during which time you will be payed $12.00 per hour, and IF YOU PASS THE TRAINING, you will become a full time employee. However, during those three days, they had me making 150-200 phone calls, 100 E-mails, with expectations of getting a minimum of 3 “links” per day, without ANY actual training!

I didn’t even know what a link was, but they felt confident enough to throw me on the phones and put the company name in the dumpster with my lack of knowledge, which I surely did, proudly.

On my second day of “training”, another employee I became relativity close with told me the President of the company Borris, along with one of the managers Domenik, brought him in the back room and told him he wasn’t working out, and they’d like him to quit. With no second thoughts, he told them he quit. Well, because he “quit”, they claimed that there was a company policy (which was NOT made available to sign when given three vague papers to read on the first day of training) that claims if the trainee quits during the first TWO WEEKS of working at Phone To Phone, then the company DOES NOT have to pay the trainee/employee.

On my third day, I get called into the back office. I get asked to quit, because it wasn’t working out. Fortunately, I was made aware of their scam by my friend the day before, so I declined to quit. I sat in the office arguing with Domenik for nearly an HOUR before he finally got the idea that I was not budging. I asked him for the papers stating the “not getting paid if quit within 2 weeks”, which is when he came back and offered to pay me for one of the 3 days I worked. When I told him paying me for one of the three days I worked was NOT a favor, that I still wanted the papers, he said they’ll write me a check without taking out any taxes, despite the fact they didn’t even have me fill out any tax forms. (Supposedly, all that legitimate stuff comes after the training period.) At that point, I realized what a scam it was, until they gave me the HAND WRITTEN check of $96.00, that’s when I realized it was a JOKE.

Phone To Phone is NOTHING more then a scam, and the sites they represent are far from adequate. You have my permission to use this E-mail on your website or any other resource you so choose, I just ask that you please change my name and do not publicize my E-mail address.

I hope this has given you a better insight as to what Phone To Phone is all about.

[end third party email]

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I then got a follow-up email from the same person addressing my confusion about the myriad of folks who all listed the same job title in their spams:

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[begin third party email]

[a quote of mine from a prior blog post] “Interestingly, Dominic’s email indicated that he was the director of marketing. So either they have multiple directors of marketing, or Dominic got the sack (wishful thinking) or everyone who uses their template falsely claims to be the director of marketing.”

You are very correct. On my first day of training, I ask Dominic what the name of my position was, and he told I am “free to choose” between Senior Marketing Executive, or Director of Marketing. When I asked him how it’s possible I can be holding a “senior” or “director” word in my position name on my FIRST DAY OF TRAINING, he said to me “It just makes the person you’re talking to feel like they’re talking to someone high up in the ranks.” But in reality Eric, other then Dominic and a few others, every other “director of marketing” or “senior marketing exec” are in fact not directors and seniors, but merely college students on a three day “volunteer” training period.

[end third party email]

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All of this helps explain why we as bloggers kept getting hammered in a short period of time by repeated telemarketing and spam despite our opt-out requests. These emails also reinforce that we should be asking some very tough questions about the legitimacy of Phone to Phone Inc.’s practices.

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