Just these last few weeks, at least 4 work-at-home telemarketing professionals (that have worked for me before) have reported not being paid by their employers.
2 of them worked for the same agency (it’s name starts with a “J”). Both of them went for a month or more without getting paid. Then they got all kinds of excuses. Then they were asked to be patient. Then ignored.
Yet another was asked to take on all kinds of administrative tasks in addition to their calling time- without pay.
While I would hear stories like this from time to time before, they are becoming more frequent; perhaps a sign of the times?
If you are getting started in telemarketing from home, be forewarned. Try to connect with team members as early as possible and find those that have been with the company for more than a few weeks so you can ask them about pay.