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I applied online Monday, attended a 'hiring event' and was offered a job as a sales consultant for ATT/Cingular. It pays $12/hour plus commission. I'm 18 and starting college, and it seems a bit too good to be true. I want to major in business and feel I could be an excellent sales person, but I read that you must meet a certain sales quota. Is this easy to do or could I easily be fired? I also received a call from Verizon today, wanting to set up an interview. Does anyone work at either of these stores? I'm just concerned because it seems like I was hired too fast and the interview was held at an ATT hiring event in a conference room at a nice hotel. There were quite a few people and I'm just wondering why they are hiring so many people. Could someone please tell me what the catch is to this?

Asked By: guitarist968 - 8/3/2007
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I was with Cingular-AT&T the pressure is brutal... They have huge billing issues and that make a retail rep crazy helping a customer with their account issues instead of selling... More
Answered By: CC - 8/4/2007
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My best friend works for Sprint, she have been working there for two years, and she loves it... More
Answered By: monnasmiles - 8/3/2007
 
Ok...so there is a lot you've asked so I'm sure this will be long but here goes... More
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Answered By: Joey B - 8/3/2007
 
I was a store manager for Verizon for several years, and while the hourly pay is good, the commission is excellent, and the benefits are really good, know that the stress levels working for Verizon Wireless in sales are extremely intense... More
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Answered By: sj2u - 8/3/2007
 
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