Good Jobs with its pros and cons
Retail Demonstrator (Current Employee) – Massachusetts – September 30, 2013
This is a job demonstrating the companies product line, including meatballs, sausages, hot dogs, and other specialty items. You get paid $14.00/hour to start. There is an opportunity for a raise as well. If you like people, like to sell, and are friendly, then this is a good opportunity. The work is fairly pleasant.
On the downside. You need to haul your 'kit", which includes a 6 foot table, all kinds of crock pots, skillet, bins of supplies to each store and set it up, then take it down. That is the worse part of the job - that and having your trunk full of work stuff.
Another downside, Aidells only pays mileage after 50 miles. I have been sent to stores all over the state, far from my home, often just under that 50 mile mark. I often find I drive 45 minutes each way to get my shift. Really cuts into the hourly pay rate, and sadly this is a result of poor scheduling from the person above me. I have friends within the company and sometimes one or another are doing a demo, literately 1 mile from my home, while I am going off 20 plus miles towards their home! So due to poor scheduling on Aidells part I have unneeded wear and tear on my car, and extra unpaid travel and gas costs. They need to get some sort of online scheduler that accounts where each demonstrator lives.