Thank you for taking the time to answer this. Let me elaborate a bit more
-The locksmith did mention a probationary period, but after the quick "2 day training course" I'd be good to go on 24/7 availability on my own, keeping track of all cash and credit transactions (all credit cards were run over the phone).
-The company is Alpha Locksmith, LLC. Which I just checked on BBB.org http://www.bbb.org/kansas-city/business ... asonrating
That pretty much says it all.
- I never heard of a shop to go to. I was going to be on the road constantly reviving calls 24/7 and since I live in KC,MO downtown I'd be taking care of the calls in the area. Only car lock-outs though.
- The locksmith said the company was getting ready to expand, to go national and that there was a lot of potential for growth. He, at the time, was doing the work of three people and they needed more employees to free him up. He also said I wouldn't be as busy since they would be spreading out the work among all the new employees, I'd be moving up fast and that around this time of the year next year I'd be making 2G a week. really?
- I never talked with a supervisor or anything.
The whole thing (interview and ride-along) wasn't that professional. The Locksmith was 30 min late to the meeting at a Starbucks. In the middle of the interview he got a call and asked us to go with him on a ride along arguing that showing us would be best than telling us about what we'd be doing. Everything was so fast I didn't even think too much about it so I went. He kept getting calls and wasn't able to get us back to our cars! (He eventually did)
On the ride-along we kept getting interrupted by his postpartum depressed wife. The arguments over the telephone kept escalating and became rather awkward. Man, He even argued with her over the phone in front of a client.
One thing that threw me off completely was his response to a comment I made about his Snake-rake pick. I said "That's a pretty nice snake you have there, bub", he replied "snake? No, snake is a brand name, this is actually a dragon" ...ehh What? To be fair he had been doing it for only 6 months.
I wasn't planning on doing my current job and be a locksmith. I'm looking to get my foot on the door and earn the right to move up, I'm not expecting to be taught everything I believe in hard work, respect, honor and loyalty.