First, their parent company is Democracy Data and Communications LLC. DDC Advocacy - Your Integrated Issue Advocacy Partner
Here is their website:
On Point @ Home
I worked for them for a handful of hours before quitting. The first problem was the training, which they claimed would take about 4 hours. However, the trainer was calling on a magic jack phone which dropped the call several times throughout training. Then the training took over 6 hours on the phone with NO break. Once done, they gave us a briefing of their current project. As many of you know, I'm very into politics. They state that this position is writing letters to representatives on behalf of people. The problem is finding people who are willing to talk to you and listen to all of your questions as well as your explanation of what you're calling about. For many of these people, it's the first time they've heard about the issue you're calling about, you're asking them to form an opinion based on the information you give to them. Most people won't go through all of that.
My BIGGEST problem was the dishonesty though. Because I'm very into politics I was already very aware of the issue that they had us calling on. As I read through the script that I was supposed to explaining the situation I noticed that there were SEVERAL inaccuracies and flat out lies. Obviously, this made me incredibly uncomfortable. A lot of the people doing the work either didn't care or had no idea that the information they were feeding these people was wrong. After about an hour I quit, I spoke to an older gentleman who was very nice and taking everything I said as truth. It made me absolutely sick to know that they had a lot of employees not only sold on their version of what was happening but now I had to call and convince others of it? No way. During training a lot of the people who already worked for the company were claiming that they didn't know much about politics before working for them, but now they were very well informed. Hardly! They just trusted the information that was fed to them by their employer, because we all know political lobby's are completely unbiased.
The pay was decent, and if you're not bothered by that kind of thing then the job shouldn't be a problem for you. But they do advertise it as writing letters, when in reality most of your time you'll be placing telemarketer type calls trying to get people to talk to you about what's going on. Personally, though, I couldn't do it.