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Thinking about a job change- ISG marketing

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by SlushboxTeggy, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Went on an interview today. Not sure about it. Could be a good opportunity but when put to it, it's hard ignoring my decent, secure job. Anyone know anything about/have any experience with IS-G Marketing?
     
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    well, they certainly don't have a popular website....
    i'd do some more research on the company first.

    i mean, a 6 million alexa ranking is like "joes geocities site" territory.
     
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    hell, they aren't even on the first page, let alone #1 for isg
    isg - Google Search

    i'd be hard up to leave a steady job in this economy for a company like this.
     
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    You become a ground pounder and essentially a "shot girl" for promotional events.

    Its not a legitimate, well paying, job but it would probably be a decent time when you aren't being thrown out of places or being hung up on.
     
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    not in this economy. I'd stick with security right now.
     
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    that website was highly overcompensating and very bland on actual information.
    like they were trying to explain what they do without being very specific or promising.
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    I thought it was Innovative Strategic Group, then I clicked on your link and realized it definitely was not......


    Personally, I'm bouncing from jobsite to jobsite right now(construction) and haven't had a house last longer than 2 months, so I'd be hard pressed to not go for a more secure, duller, lower paying job.
     
  8. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Well I decided tomorrow I'm going to call them and get some hard numbers. I need to know how much I'll be making during training, after, and when my benefits will kick in. I'm scheduled for a second interview on Friday and in order to go I would have to call in sick/not get paid with my current employer for the day. I need to know what I'm getting myself into before I start burning the bridge behind me.

    I'm pretty sure I'm going to stay with my current, but if the numbers work out, I'll give this a shot.

    Hell recently I've even been thinking about active duty military. Sign up for 4 years, serve my country(I have always wanted to), make some dough, learn some new skills, and by the time I'm done the economy won't be in the shitter plus I'll have more skills and veteran's preference. I really have just been brainstorming a lot lately about wtf I'm going to do with my life.
     
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    hey, it never hurts to interview.
     
  10. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    But losing a day's pay and probably pissing off my boss's at the same time is what's crossing me up.
     
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    do it after hours. most places will let you do a 7am early or 6pm late interview.
     
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    I am liking the website format. Basically looks like a marketing company whose trying to get a break out into the market. Doesn't seem to stable though
     
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    Can't say I would recomend that with the current state of the world. However there are some wonderfull incentives right now. Enlistment bounses and they will pay your student loans, so there are some plus sides to it.
     
  14. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Their second interview is a day long(8 hour) tag along, to see if you fit the company and the company fits you. I called and canceled earlier today. Older dude at work put it in perspective.

    While I don't have the best hours, I have a secure job with good pay and great benefits. The company I work for (URS) is the most professional company I have every worked for and my particular division is only 9 years old and still expanding. I wouldn't just be giving up the job, I'd be giving up all the opportunities it could lead to. I already have my resume in to attempt a move to the front office when a better job opens up as well.

    Not to mention I am working on a presentation for my boss to hire me as a media director(coordinating advertising and stuff) instead of pay an outside company to do it as they are now. The outside company is mismanaging our project and don't have the working knowledge of our company that I do. Once I get everything organized I believe it will be an easy sell.
     
  15. SlushboxTeggy

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    I wouldn't be going straight every man military. I would enlist to be an Army Ranger. I like everything about it. Equal part brain and brawn(They are the Army Special Forces). The only thing is I would definitely see combat. Rangers only have 3 battalions and they have been in Iraq in some form since the start. The others are spread between 2 bases in GA and one in WA, so even when I wasn't "in it", I would be pretty far from home. But this is something I've always wanted to do and at the moment it's on a back burner. I wouldn't even think about it until after summer.
     
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    You made the right choice. I unfortunately was duped into one of those day-long interviews as well when I was fresh out of college. It wasn't the same company, but it was a very similar setup (slick looking website that makes the company seem prestigious but doesn't actually tell you jack about what they do). They made it seem like a legit sports marketing job, and that you're going to spend the day with some high-powered sales rep and observe him visiting with "clients."

    When I actually got there and met the dude, he was younger then me, no college degree, and I found out that the "marketing job" is going door-to-door selling fucking coupon books. Yeah, that's right, coupon books. There is no salary, there is no wage, there are no benefits. The coupon books cost $30 and you get to keep $10 from every sale. Everything's done on an independent contractor basis, so you're technically not even working for the company (which absolves them of any legal responsibility for your actions). And they only thing about the whole process that was even REMOTELY related to sports was the fact that they donate 5% of the sales from the coupon books to some local wheelchair basketball league.

    I wasted 8 hours that I could have been working at my other job walking around a dirt road neighborhood in a suit watching Mr. Super Rep try to sell coupon books. Dude had hopes that he would one day run his own office of reps selling coupon books. And he flat out told me that they purposefully don't tell people what the job is actually like until they get them there for that daylong interview because most people would tell them to shove it. We spent half the damn day getting yelled at by people because this dick-head insisted on trying to sell in neighborhoods that don't allow soliciting.

    So when we finally got back to the office that night, they sat me down with some "executive" (who also didn't have any type of education beyond high school) and asked me when I could start. They recommended just telling my other job to F off rather then giving two weeks. They were absolutely the most unprofessional bunch of fucknuts I had ever seen, and I told them as much before walking out.

    So yeah, in short, you made the right choice...
     
  17. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Military Channel had a show on Army Rangers today. I'm a big dork watching History, Military, Discovery, and Science channels and have never seen anything on them except the annual competition. A sign maybe?
     
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    My buddy is an Airborne Ranger. Communications specialist I think. Don't talk to him much, and he's already seen a few trips over there in good ol' Sand Land. Last I did converse with him, he didn't really have much to say. It wasn't by his choice, but being away from home and not being able to talk about stuff that goes on kind of narrows conversations down. He did encourage it though. He said it was well worth the physical and mental abuse to do it. He said if he would have not done the Ranger thing, he was thinking of becoming a Sharpshooter/Sniper and seeing if he could get into the CIA or Secret Service when he got out...
     
  19. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    All Rangers go to Airborne School. You actually go there before you go to Ranger School. After that you either go back to the regular Army "Ranger Certified" or join one of the 3 Ranger Battalions. Still trying to figure out if it's an option or a decision made by a higher up though.

    As for being sent over, I'm not one to hope and pray that I never seen it. If I sign the Ranger contract, I do so knowing that there is a 99.9999% that I'll see the sand. Rangers have a far more intensive training program for a reason... they are used for far more intense shit.
     
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    Sounds like talking to my buddies. Most if not all want long term jobs that utilize their "skills".

    At that they hate their jobs though. They can't stand the "brainwashing" and mis-treatment as a soldier they receive when you're in the sand, or asia (s.korea).




    Outside that, my uncle was in the secret service out of the airforce for 20 years. Great retirement, pension etc. Lives lavishly in texas since he retired.
     
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