As if getting an hour isn’t low enough, these companies will skim another 20% off the top and “help” folks.
These little scavenger companies are always fighting with each other and it adds even more complication into the mess of dealing with Arise. For those of you who don’t know this yet, I’ll have to do a separate Blog about the BBB.
Arise encourages these out-of-work people to buy equipment, incorporate, get phone lines installed, etc.
For those people who do have some work, there are never enough hours and they’re broken up all day and night.
The people stuck in this hopeless trap take whatever they can get; 15 minutes at 6am, 30 minutes at 11am, 15 minutes at 2pm, 45 minutes at 5pm, 15 minutes at pm, an hour at 2am. Arise makes all the agents scramble for time, trying to pick up work 24 hours a day.
Arise has been around for awhile and was originally called Willow, and at that time it was a legitimate work at home opportunity. A few years ago they became Arise, and the bad changes have been non-ending, with each one worse for the poor desperate suckers who need a job.
Arise says that they are a “work at home opportunity” and by doing this they get away with a lot of shit.
On many “opportunities” they’ll advertise one pay rate and then after a chump has spent $1k and 6 weeks training announce that it’s really 25% less money than they said it would be. If Arise’s systems don’t work (and they frequently don’t, because they’re crap), there is virtually zero support, the agents don’t get paid, and they get threatened because they’re not meeting their required work times.
Then another hit is when they tell you that you don’t get paid unless you’re talking on the phone, which means if you work for 8 hours but there’s time in-between calls Arise will only pay for 5 hours. Anytime anything is wrong with their systems Arise blames the agents and then penalizes them, even when all of the agents are reporting the same problems.Most recently Arise announced that they will start dropping by at any time to check if an agent’s house complies with Arise’s standards.” Seriously, WTF?Agents better be sure they wash all of their dirty dishes!Unless they are police with a warrant, they shouldn’t be busting down people’s doors.And another important warning: There are some crooked companies that associate with Arise and say they “hire” people.Consider the New Jersey man in his 60s who committed suicide after losing his retirement savings to an alleged sweetheart he met on the Internet.