Ask any old person and they'll tell you that the best way to learn a business is to work your way from the bottom up. Want to be a professional dolphin wrangler? Start by applying for the job of underwater shit shoveler. Think you'll be a great CEO? You're going to need to work your way up from AEO to BEO first.
But what no one tells you is that the jobs at the bottom of the totem pole aren't simply the crappiest jobs in the workforce. No, the totem pole itself is rigged to steal everything it can from the guys on the bottom. Don't believe us? Here are five new ways companies are exploiting their lowest level employees.
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5Guaranteeing Commissions for Sales That Will Never Happen
Like everyone else selling big-ticket items, music supply chain Guitar Center has been losing business to online sales. Guys walk into a music store, try out the harpsichords, then buy them cheaper on HarpsichordsRUS.net. Unfortunately, that means Guitar Center's salesmen are forced to survive on $800 a month because they just can't earn any commission.