I have read literally every single post on this forum plus dozens of other comments on sites regarding NAA and the big question about if it's a scam or legit.
I am left completely confused.
There has been a lot of consistency with the complaints and warnings. And definitely a lot more cons than pros. It also seems that the people who do talk highly of the company either seem brainwashed or screaming SCAM.
Did anyone notice how sweet and humble 'Pontiac' started and then completely changed after his four month glorified experience as an NAA member!? I found that strange. Even though I enjoyed reading up on his progress. I was sad to see him turn into such a drone and a very vague one for that matter.
Anyway, I applied to an an add on craigslist and got a call about a week later about the job. The man on the phone was very nice and personable. We met in person to talk more about the position. Still very nice, professional, and dedicated to mentoring me. I have a good feeling about his company that he is trying to build.
I am a 23 year old female, full time student looking for a part time job to pay bills and save a litte. I like money, but I am not trying to make 100k or build my own business. I rather just get my feet wet, make a nice amount of money and keep away from the 'kool-aid' and the 'friends' I might make along the way.
I feel that this could be a good starter opportunity because of the free leads in the beginning and the help from someone above me. Can that be all it is? Can I take it like that and come out with a positive experience?
I hate that the people trying to save NAA's a$$ with positive comments refer to the negative ones as the 'losers' or the people who didn't work hard.... but on the other hand, I have worked in the restaurant business since I was 14 and I can say from experience that the majority of the people who go out of their way to leave terrible comments are the ones who are either miserable or just completely picky about unnecessary things.
I am trying to stay in the middle. I have been to the Amway meetings, and I absolutely hated it. I actually hate sales jobs. I am only semi-interested because people have supposedly already inquired about a protection plan before I call. So it seems like more of a benefit for everyone than a way for me to make quick sales. There might be some scamming involved (call me heartless) but that's not my biggest concern. Let's be honest, there is some scam in everything these days. So the guy at the top makes more than me. So I am selling something that someone showed interest in. I am a genuine and nice person. I am trying to make some money. I don't care about the guy above me making more and I can only care so much about the person who is interested in a protection plan, but didn't do their research for a better opportunity and in return will be paying a little more. In my opinion, that's like anything in life. I am though concerned about making people feel secure. So another good thing about this job is helping cover people incase of a crisis.
I would really love some feedback on a person who joined recently, and has been taking it in with a leveled head.
I haven't gotten licensed yet. I am actually going to a meeting tomorrow night and based on that I will see what my next move is. I have written down a bunch of questions I want to ask the manager. I am persuaded so easily though, and I believe that he will justify any concern that I have. It's scary to have to make a decision with all of this controversy. But how else will I really find out.
I just can't trust all that I am reading. Most of it is biased from what I have read. I do appreciate the ones that stay focused on the matter, stick to the facts and tell it like it is. Thank you. You kept me wondering.
Let's keep this forum going!
Or, if you want to speak more or give some personal advice my email: Stefmusto@gmail.com
PS - I am looking for the nontypical 9-5 desk job. I love that NAA offers that opportunity. If NAA SUCKS then what is out there that is better? Any advice is appreciated...
EDIT: Just so you know- I will keep updating my personal experience. We need more of those to get a more accurate reading on this hazy company.