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WILL GIVE A GENERAL BREAKDOWN OF HOW A SALES GROUP USUALLY WORKS

First and most importantly parents permission is needed for any teenager under the age of 18 years old. 

We will attempt to give you a general breakdown of how a typical sales group works. The word (usually) will be used many times as things differ from group to group slightly but we will give you a general idea. Most groups usually use chocolate bars to be the item sold. Generally teens are picked up in a vehicle suitable for up to 12 people but usually do not have more than 10 people in the vehicle at any one given time. Most whom usually live or go to school within the same area. During school days teens are usually picked up between 3:30  P.M. and 5:00 P.M. They usually start working at 4:30 P.M. and stop working at 7:30 P.M. not working greater than 3 hours on school nights and no more than 3 school days a week. Teens usually will be paired up in groups of 2 or more. Keep in mind most groups have many teenagers over the age of 18 already working and are usually paired up with teenagers under the age of 18. Teenagers usually knock on doors or sell in public places. To do this teenagers are taught how to communicate, sell and respond to potential customers. Skills that will one day become a necessity in the real world. Saturdays and possibly Sundays will have longer hours of work. Usually teenagers are picked up between 8:00 A.M. and 9:00 A.M taken to breakfast as a group for an hour or so then usually start work between 10:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. working for no greater than 8 hours with a lunch break taken at half day with water and bathroom breaks taken frequently. Getting home on school days no later than 9:00  P.M. and Saturdays and possibly Sundays a little earlier. All teenagers are paid each day after work and most groups are commission based with 25%-33% being paid out on each item sold. Usually most groups offer monthly activities along with daily bonuses in excess of the commission earned. Groups usually do not travel further than 10 miles from where they live and are within sight or sound of the teenagers every 15 minutes.

It is always recommended that you ask questions as each group varies.

This is a collection of information based on a general structure used by many groups and is no more than a collection of information

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