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Would you quit a job if you found out it was scamming people?
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Moralcompass9 · 19/01/2022 19:59

I'm really trying not to be too outing here so sorry if I end up drip feeding.

As in they massively overcharge customers and are not up front about prices, rely on vulnerable and naive people who will just pay the charges.
The ones who question will just get lied to.

It's how it's always been apparently, nobody who works there seems to care that much about what we do as long as they get paid.

Haven't been there long.

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Am I being unreasonable?

AIBU

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Bionicname · 19/01/2022 20:01

Yes I would leave if at all possible.

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Igotjelly · 19/01/2022 20:02

Yes I would, I couldn’t work for a company that scams vulnerable individuals as it goes against all my ethics. I’ve quit jobs in the past for similar reasons.

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Looneytune253 · 19/01/2022 20:02

Yes I would as well as reporting them to the relevant authorities

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DontBuyANewMumCashmere · 19/01/2022 20:02

Personally I wouldn't want to work there, but what you've described is a common business practice so I wouldn't be surprised to see it.

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ElizabethinherGermanGarden · 19/01/2022 20:02

Absolutely I would. Having said that, though, I know that's a much more difficult decision than it sounds if you are the breadwinner.

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Moralcompass9 · 19/01/2022 20:03

The customers are paying for a service (which they do get) the prices are just massively bumped up and the charges aren't up front

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RobertSmithsLipstick · 19/01/2022 20:03

Yes I would.
I don't think I'd sleep at night if I didn't make a stand.
Also, I would want to report them.

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GertrudePerkinsPaperyThing · 19/01/2022 20:04

I think I would try very very hard to get a new job, even if it means doing this job half arsed for a bit. Then leave!

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falalalalalalablahblah · 19/01/2022 20:04

Energy?

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girlmom21 · 19/01/2022 20:04

I'd leave and then report the company.

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Moralcompass9 · 19/01/2022 20:05

Plenty of customers do report them

They've been around for decades though

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UserBot999 · 19/01/2022 20:05

i WOULD leave yes

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girlmom21 · 19/01/2022 20:05

@Moralcompass9

Plenty of customers do report them

They've been around for decades though

Whistleblowing will be taken more seriously than customer complaints
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RagzRebooted · 19/01/2022 20:06

I quit a job halfway through my 2nd day because it was kind of a scam. It was telesales but the script made it sound like we were calling from another company regarding their existing service and actually we weren't at all, we were trying to sell them ours. First day I realised what was up, second day an article in a paper mentioning the company unfavourably gave me the courage to walk out. I was only 18 though and no family to support.

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GemmaRuby · 19/01/2022 20:06

I would get a new job first, I wouldn’t just leave - I’m assuming you can’t afford to be unemployed.

It’s easy for people online to tell you to make a stand but in reality it won’t make a difference - someone else will just fill your vacancy. So yes, I’d leave but make sure I had another job to go to.

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BringYourOwnBoris · 19/01/2022 20:07

Dentistry? IVF?
No I couldn't work there.

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Blinkinname · 19/01/2022 20:08

Prices bumped up - isn't this just profit and capitalism?

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Moralcompass9 · 19/01/2022 20:10

It's been really getting to me.

The people there are so lovely and it's actually a really nice environment to work in.

I dont understand how it doesn't get to them, many have been working there years and years and years and it doesn't seem to affect them the way it's affected me after mere months.

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MyHusbandTheIdiot · 19/01/2022 20:10

It’s got to be double glazing I reckon…

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ButtockUp · 19/01/2022 20:12

Yes I thought double glazing too @MyHusbandTheIdiot

I can think of two off the top of my head.

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Moralcompass9 · 19/01/2022 20:12

@Blinkinname

Prices bumped up - isn't this just profit and capitalism?

That's what I'm fighting myself over everytime I go in to work.

But it's A LOT of deception.
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Graphista · 19/01/2022 20:12

What do you mean by pricing though?

Because if you are basing that PURELY on the cost of the service as you know it supplied directly you're not acccounting for any overheads plus profit (it's not a charity I assume?)

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MummyInTheNecropolis · 19/01/2022 20:13

Yes I would, and did. I did telesales in the early 2000s selling cleaning products to companies. It basically involved tricking people into agreeing to a contract that hadn’t been properly explained, and would probably land them in trouble with their employers. I started on a Monday, walked out Friday lunchtime and never went back.

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Im2022 · 19/01/2022 20:13

I couldn’t work for a company that was morally corrupt, even if they weren’t breaking any laws.

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CharlotteGoldenblattYork · 19/01/2022 20:13

Home improvements company, by any chance?

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