Shameful advertising using Veterans

For years now, Veterans have been sick and tired of companies using them as key factors in their advertising strategies. It has been voiced in various platforms that primarily promote scam jobs. Veterans now have to be warned where to properly search for work as a civilian, not like transitioning from service isn’t complicated enough. http://www.onedayonejob.com/jobs/the-landers-group/

As a Veteran, I spoke up about an advertising for Solar companies hiring Veterans. They fail to mention that they’re strictly commission based companies that can pay well if you make a sale but pay only based on sales commissions. It can take years to truly be making a steady income within these types of companies and most Veterans have dependents and tend to function as a team or as the sole provider for a minimum of a 4 person household or more. Younger Veterans take advantage of their GI Bills and go to college or enroll in specialty schools if they haven’t already made other plans, but the likelihood of that Veteran who needs a job being able to support their families isn’t going to easily coming from something like this.

Solar companies work within specific boundaries to offer government incentives and a buyer has to be able to purchase in full or finance over time. Government incentives and tax breaks only apply within a certain amount of cost that is paid in full. Granted the employee just has to sell, regardless of how a consumer pays, but because of these “limitations” people that consider solar don’t necessarily choose to purchase. Especially if their homes are in need of additional repair in order to accommodate the installation of solar panels on their property.

The advertisement doesn’t say anything of course:

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Great job telling a disabled veteran who happens to be a photojournalist that they're psycho.  With nothing better to say in order to defend your reasoning for using veterans as a means for advertising your business model.

Great job telling a disabled veteran who happens to be a photojournalist that they’re psycho. With nothing better to say in order to defend your reasoning for using veterans as a means for advertising your business model.  Original url for advertisement: http://www1.solar-energy-today.com/solar/index-veteran.html?lp=veteran&note=Anssen_CA_vethug01&sxid=9t0lchu6k9p8

I contemplated forwarding this story to Readers Digest in order to get more opinions from active duty and veteran readers about how they feel about being used as pawns for promoting businesses that claim to help the economy but actually thrive on poor labor strategies.  No benefits are given to employees in sales; very few jobs exist within the corporate level to receive benefits and full time pay… the list goes on.

Part time employment increases does not improve the economy.  It just leaves the average American with no choice but to work harder in multiple jobs in order to survive in an economy that continuously has rising costs while minimum wage is kept low and the average wage doesn’t necessarily amount to the average cost of living per region: https://money.cnn.com/calculator/pf/cost-of-living/

 

 

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