My mate has just text me to say that he's starting a new job.
I'll not say name of the company that he's going to be working for, but they're a rapidly growing chain, that specialise in home goods, sold on credit. They target the poorer sections of our community and those with poor credit ratings, and flog them high end expensive goods for 'affordable monthly repayment' (including of course 30%
Now i've been looking into this company, and their business practice, and I'm far from impressed. Agressive and abusive staff, immoral working practice, denial of statutory consumer law, constant cold calling, refusal to sell goods without the customer also taking out an insurance policy (which only covers the cost to the company - does not guarantee replacement goods
) bully boy tactics when a customer gets in arrears, and illegal
forced entry of homes to reposess goods
I also found an example of their 'fair and competative pricing' in an article online:
ACER Gemstone Laptop for sale at ******** - £896.25.
Paid for over 2 years at £19.48 per week using their credit deal, total cost- £2,025.93
Typical High Street price - £599.00
On-Line price (Simply-Acer.com) - £449.00
Now I'm really in a quandry over this, because I HATE immoral practice like this (especially hounding people who've found themselves in debt and are on the poverty line, as the company target consumer is) but my mate is really happy to have this great new job.
So would you happily work for a company like this? Or would the unethical approach to their sales make you look elsewhere?