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Editor, I was very disappointed to read Gene Sears’ recent article (Local Sales Jobs Legit or Scam? – June 30 Brighton Standard Blade. I am a current sales …
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I was very disappointed to read Gene Sears’ recent article (Local Sales Jobs Legit or Scam? – June 30 Brighton Standard Blade. I am a current sales representative with Vector Marketing in Denver and, from my first-hand experience, Sears’ article painted a completely inaccurate picture of Vector Marketing. I’ve been working with the company selling CUTCO (which, by the way, is one of the most respected cutlery companies in North America) since June 2007. And, I’ve been working in a Vector office for long enough to know the facts. I think it’s important that your readers know:
Nobody pays for training at Vector. I was shocked when I read this, since Vector does offer amazing training that is really helpful to take, but you certainly don’t pay for it.
The site that Mr. Sears refers to is totally outdated, and the references to problems with the company are from 1992. Anyone can make anonymous claims on a website. He could have gotten much more accurate and current information on Vector’s corporate website www.vectormarketing.com. Reps don’t buy the sample knives. They put a full-refundable deposit down. Even though I’ve been with the company for four years, I could return my samples tomorrow and get a full refund.
As a result of my experience selling Cutco with Vector Marketing, including the amazing mentoring, teamwork and support that I have received, I have been able to pay for many of my own college expenses. I currently attend Colorado State University in Fort Collins. At the same time, while many of my friends are either unemployed, doing unpaid internships or menial low hourly wage jobs, I am getting the opportunity to be an entrepreneur and control my earning potential. I’m also learning many professional skills that will help me after I graduate from college. For example, I’ve learned how to call on prospects, make presentations to customers, generate leads, manage my time, and network – all things that I know will be great on a resume. How many college kids can say they can do all that? I’m not saying that selling Cutco Cutlery is easy or that it is for everyone. We learn how to accept rejection, but we also learn to move on to the next challenge.
So, before Sears makes accusations about a great company that has been around for more than six decades, I’d suggest he does his own research. For me, this opportunity with Vector Marketing has been great.
Division Office Manager, South Denver
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