In an awakened political era, you will neglect to Forum Post: 70, Forum profile: 01. Total: 71 end this article without giving insight into some of Groupon's bad business practices. As a consumer, I think it's your right to know it. Two incidents occurred during the year I worked for Groupon. Over a long period of time, sales reps were required to stay longer than the 8-hour mark of the shift for 2 hours. advertisement Continue reading below The reason stated? Stock prices that are consistently declining. Apparently, this proposal was somehow implemented to raise it. To be honest, I still don't know the mental exercises Forum Post: 70, Forum profile: 01. Total: 71 needed to achieve this.
These incidents lasted a couple of weeks at a time Forum Post: 70, Forum profile: 01. Total: 71 and were incredibly depressed. Groupon, in particular, didn't think it was necessary to pay overtime to sales reps. He also emailed me that if I wasn't keen on being there in the light of this policy, I should leave. Our seats were precious to them. Not us. The space Real Estate Photo Editing that our body occupied. When this was all down, I was still commuting from the suburbs to the city (as many other Groupon salespeople did) and the train schedule didn't quite match this change. I went home at 10 pm, slept, looked back, and started over on Forum Post: 70, Forum profile: 01. Total: 71 the morning train at 7 am. advertisement Continue reading below This was definitely wrong, and Groupon eventually lost a class action based on the misclassification of salespeople as exempt employees during these compulsory overtime periods. I got something like a $ 600 check-not enough to Forum Post: 70, Forum profile: 01. Total: 71 cover weeks of overtime.
But it was still a great win over a corporate organization that treats its employees as a product. That seat is more valuable to the company than the living, breathing people sitting there. Of course, much more can be said about how poorly treated salespeople are at Forum Post: 70, Forum profile: 01. Total: 71 Groupon, but that's not the point of this particular article. Another business ethics issue I would like to clarify about Groupon here is their nasty accounting. This can be especially interesting if you are a shareholder of Groupon or are considering buying shares in Groupon. I'm not a financial expert, but I guess most of Groupon's problems started when it went public on an IPO. From that time on, it became another Forum Post: 70, Forum profile: 01. Total: 71 company. advertisement Continue reading below So there is dirt here: