This Job Works In Theory But Not In Practice
Product demonstrator (Former Employee) – East coast – 13 September 2015
As a product demonstrator I made about 5 trips from my house to the car loading the necessities into my trunk to do the demo in the intense heat of summer and the bitter cold of winter. The demo could be 1 to 100 miles from home, paying mileage reimbursement after the first 50 miles are driven. Once I found the store I unloaded the car in the grocery store parking lot using a store shopping cart that I arranged the kit pieces in methodically for all things to fit in one cart. I entered the store and greeted the meat dept staff and I asked where did they want me to set up for the demo. I set up the table, 8' foot umbrella, crock pots, skillet etc the way the company outlined. I took inventory of the product on the shelves and in the walk-in freezer, then purchased 4 or 5 packages for samples using free coupons provided by the company. I cooked the product and I invited as many shoppers as possible to come and sample the product using a script provided by the company. When the demo was done I cleaned the crocks and skillet and packed everything away in the totes provided and I left upon getting a signature from a store rep or the meat dept. manager. Finally the demo was done when I submitted a demo report by email, or fax on my own time upon arriving home. This process was performed one to three times over a weekend Friday through Sunday depending on how many assignments I was given and there were some weekends when no assignments were given but I was expected to work three weekends each month.
Work independently, Slightly appealing starting hourly wage, An outgoing personality is welcome
$14.00 an hour doesn't adequately compensate, Shoppers cite high sodium & high price for not buying item