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Friday, December 14, 2007
MEGA Life & Health Insurance - Texas
9151 Boulevard 26
N. Richland Hills , Texas, 76180
It would have taken hours to read them all carefully and clearly they were rushing me to finish it up. I should have read every single letter and then run out of there!!!
I scored the highest grade on my State Life & Health Insurance Producer Licensind Exam. The examination proctor had never seen such a high score ever and neither had anyone else at the office - 91%. I mention this only to relate to you all that I am no dummy, yet I too have been mercilessly scammed.
I worked on average 60 hours a week on this job for the 6 months that I worked it. The results were disappointing to say the least (and I came in the top 5 MEGA Rookie Producers - Nationally!!! during the start-up period. I didn't get the hint, I guess I must be stupid. On top of the 60 hours a week I must have put at least 20 thousand miles on my car doing this job and gas wasn't cheap during this time period (11/2006 - 6/2007).
I was making on average over 500 calls to make each and every sale. I averaged 350 calls each and every week. On average I made about 50 actual contacts and from them about 5 appointments per week. This was of course after elliminating at least 500 numbers per week because of the do-not-call law that I obeyed. When I finally came to the conclusion that this was a dead end job for me I resigned.
The only clients that I know that cancelled their policy were one that they refused to cover and another that they didn't even process correctly and wound up not having coverage - without her knowledge. The third picked up group coverage and cancelled (smart guy). MEGA continues to collect premiums from everyone else that I wrote up and presumably will due so into future years - over 16 of them - some of them are nice large family policies.
One of the reasons it was so damn hard to sell their products were that they are sub-par in comparrison with all their competitors products in the state. It was a hard sell to say the least but I did my best, it just wasn't good enough to support myself never mind my family. The only successful agents at the agency were the ones that got in while MEGA was a new player in the state years ago, the others that have succeeded are the ones willing to travel to Maine/Canada border towns for business. Every one else - well let's just call it a revolving dpoor job.
Now UGA / MEGA is suing me for a lot of the commission amount that I earned. As is is I was probably making $1.15 / hr. when I take into account the amount of hours I actually worked and incurred more real costs than they are now telling me that I owe them.
Does anyone know of a law firm that is taking on clients in a class action lawsuit against this company for this shameless practice?
It is extremely difficult to believe that the laws of this country allow a company to legally enslave hard-working law-abiding American citizens. Yet this is precisely what is happening because of the contractural agreements MEGA /UGA continually forces on its employees. If you think my words are harsh - well what else would you call working for 60 hours a week for 6 months and then at the end of that period instead of making money from it you owe money to the company for the privilege of making them money? This is worse than slave labor! If you post your resume on-line beware this great scam company and stay far away from them and others like them.