It pays to investigate and do some research.
I was reading the 4th installment of the Harry Potter Book series (Goblet of Fire) while waiting for my wife one night at the Mercury Drugstore Tandang Sora branch when one guy approached me and asked what I was reading. He then proceeded to ask other information about the Harry Potter story and even commented that he liked Harry Potter rather than the Twilight series. I answered reluctantly and proceeded with my reading.
After a while, he continued to chat with me and asked if I'm waiting for somebody. Not wanting to show some disrespect, I again answered his question and closed the book, hoping for my wife to arrive soon. He then asked me what church I'm attending. I said I am attending at the Jesus Loves You City Church, a born-again church at Mandaluyong City.
I was glad when he said to me that he is also attending a christian church at the back of Megamall, Ortigas and that he is handling a cell group every week. Because he seems allright and introduced himself as a christian, I gave in and conversed with him. He even asked me my cellphone number because he told me that he might be inviting me if there are activities on their church. He also presented himself as an IT-related person working for in Ortigas. I even commented that he has no problems going to church because his work is near his church at St. Francis square.
After a week or two, a guy called me up and introduced himself as the one whom I was able to talk to at Mercury Drug Tandang Sora. He then proceeded that he is actually an executive of a multi-national company and asked me if I am willing to take some part-time job that can give me additional 15,000 to 20,000 income per month. He assured me that it will not, in any way, humper my current work, and that I will only consume about 4 to 6 hours per week for the part-time job.
He even said that he found me nice to converse with, and that I am the type of person that would fit well for the job, the plus factor of which is my current profession being an accountant.
Sensing some irregularities (1. first off, he introduced himself with a work related with IT then later he said he's an executive 2. how come he can gauge that I am fit for a work when we only met for about 10 to 20 minutes 3. he didn't even see my resume 4. he didn't present the name of the company), I asked him what is the nature of the part-time job that he offers.
He said that he can't discuss the matter over the phone because it is too long and the line is a bit choppy. He invited me to come to his office either on Monday at 6:30 p.m., or on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. so he can discuss fully about the business proposal. He also told me to come on business attire because he said that they are an American company and I need to look well during the interview. He also clarified that I should be on-time in order to show that I am a professional person.
He then said that his office is at the 15th floor, Octagon Building, San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig. Until this time, he still did not disclose the name of the company. I persisted on knowing the name of the company, and finally he felt obliged to say that the company is NSE International.
I confirmed that I would be coming over on the Saturday schedule, but before Saturday came, I tried to check on the internet about the company's business.
I was glad to have checked because I found out that NSE Philippines or International or is actually a Networking Business that offers NUSkin products, and that they are forcefully persuading people to give some investment money.
(To be fair with the guy who invited me, I sent him a text message to say that I wouldn't come to his office because I am not interested to join any Networking business, however, I haven't received any response since then)
Let me make it clear that a Networking Business is not actually bad. I know of a lot of friends who are into networking, and I admire then for having that gift of marketing prowess. But for those of you out there who are into it, give us a favor and:
1. Be honest with your intentions. Tell prospective recruits directly about the business and about what you are offering to them.
2. Do not force people to layout cash. People get interested with networking and part-time business because they want to earn extra money. If you get money from them by forceful means, it is no good.
3. Do not make out stories that are not true. Tell only the truth about the work/product, and don't sugarcoat.
Browse over at what google has to say about NSE Philippines, and find out about the complaints:
key word1: 15th floor octagon building
key word2: NSE Philippines
key word3: NSE International
It pays to investigate and do some research.
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