Hey guys, just had a question for you guys. Right now I'm in the process of considering working for this company during the summer where you sell books. Sounds cheesy right? But it's pretty legit, my friend did it last year.
It's basically where you "run a business" by ordering the books (set of three encyclopedias that have anything from math to geography at grade school levels up to the real tough stuff like trig and calc) then selling them to middle class families in a big East Coast city, probably Philadelphia. Anyways, the pay rate is on commission, but the average student makes about $8,500. I'd be getting a chance to travel and 6 hours of college credit too as well as something to put on my resume (running my own business for 3 months while making revenue). The company is Southwestern and it's been around for years so I know it's not a scam. My buddy made around $8,000 last summer when he did it.
There's a few problems though... You work 6 days a week, not so much the problem... but it's 12 hours a day. That's a total of 72 hours a week. That's a lot of working. I'd be working right around 12-13 weeks, which is about $9.83 - $9.08 an hour if I was average. I mean... that seems like a lot of work for less than 10 bucks an hour. Especially when I could make 8.25 or so at some factory, live off my parents (no rent/food) for the summer, and not have to work my butt off during the summer... plus I wouldn't be away from my buddies and family. And I get to spend more time with YOU GUYS!! (not even kidding. half my day working, but no worries I get Sunday off tsk tsk.) I talked to my RA and he said he wouldn't do it, but it's up to me. The more math I do and logic I try to put into it, the more I'm starting to move to the "No" category. I was all the way on the "Yes" category earlier but now I just don't know... Help.. anyone? Thanks.