Mission: Mission statement
To increase our clients' donor/customer bases using all facets of our proven face-to-face marketing system, while being an equal opportunity employer, with the highest degree of professionalism, ethics and industry standards.
I worked at TNI full-time (Less than a year)
I learned a lot from the Ottawa crew, including the amazing boss Gab Boult, in the short two months that I worked there.
The sales tactics that we learn and the daily training is VERY useful, both for the job and for any other aspect of life. I was a very shy person before working for TNI, but the job greatly improved my self confidence.
It's a very easy company to grow in if you put in the effort.
You get paid once a week, so paychecks come in very often.
After 6 months, you get full benefits.
I mentioned it's easy to grow in, however regardless of your position, the job is usually the same: even the boss goes door-to-door (which is also a PRO, but it depends on your point of view.)
The job is very tough. Door-to-door is not for everyone and though it's not the only thing you do, it is definitely 99% of the job. It entails walking around all day, whether it's 40 degrees or -40, rain or shine, snowing, or whatever, you're going out there. You're gonna walk all day from 4 to 9 (because it's illegal to knock after 9), your back and legs are gonna hurt, you'll get the door slammed in your face. There's gonna be insults, threats, people who scream at you, people you woke up from their nap, etc. Honestly, the amount of enjoyment you get from this job depends 100% on YOU. If you like this kind of stuff, you'll love it. If you don't you'll hate it.
Payroll is a little sketchy. They promote it as up to $20/h with no comission, but realistically you start at minimum wage and then you can either go up or stay there depending on how many people you actualy sign up, so it actually IS comission in a certain way. Also, higher-ups get paid more depending on YOUR performance, so it has a certain "pyramid scheme" build.
Advice to Management
Don't sugar coat the position name. "Residential canvasser" and "Customer service representative" are not even REMOTELY similar. Either way, you tell people what the job is at the interview, so if they're not interested then they'll just say no anyways. If you show the actual job from the very beginning, it'll save you the hassle of unecessary interviews.
I applied online. I interviewed at TNI (Mississauga, ON).
I received a call upon asking I was told its an office job where I would be managing events. The interviewer neglected my education and work experience like it didn't matter. I was offered to do door knocking to collect money for charities. This is not what I was told during telephone interview. They would pay $5 per hour.
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