Cleo RAISES FROM THE DEAD
by Lady Athena
Copyright © 2003 - All Rights Reserved
wonder about the psychics you are calling and how this industry
are psychic recruiters out there which are called "call
centers" or "bookstores". They get people to work for
them (no psychic abilities required), then the bookstores contract
their services to a parent company like miss cleo/prn was. There
are hundreds and hundreds of these bookstores out there. And no
ones is taking responsibility: the parent company contracts from
the bookstore (their not responsible) the bookstore has a contract
with the psychic (so their not responsible) neither is the psychic
who makes maybe $12.00 per "talk" hour who has pressure on them
for time lengths otherwise they are out a job or their phone barely
and easy way for the bookstores to rake in tons of money and take
no responsibility, have no overhead, not work, but yet have employees
who are independent contractors so they can run the business as
if IT IS an employee and employer business. But they can set the
rules tell the "psychics" what they can and cannot to do. (And
if they don't do what the recruiters want, the "psychics" will
lose their jobs.
as an independent contractor, the "psychic" MUST work
x amount of hours and they MUST have to meet their time length
average for the month.
does time length average mean? It means how long you keep
people on the phone line which they set as a requirement. That
is just ONE of the ways the recruiters use to get as much money
out of the caller as possible!
Now for the kicker: You call one of these centers
and your are paying anywhere from $ 2.99 to 4.99 per minute to
speak to a psychic...like to know how much of that the psychic
receives? 20 to 50 cents per minute! Most of the call centers
I see out on the web looking for help is paying $12.00 per hr
(talk minute hours)... Sound good HUH? Well, think about this;
if a reader is getting $12. an hour and you are paying $4.99 per
minute for a hour call the call center just made $287.40 off of
the call and the reader got $12.00. Example: For a 4 hour work
day the reader will get $ 48.00 for the day the call center made
$1,249.60 Now, if they have 10 readers for that 4 hours of work
the call center is paying out $480.00 to the readers and the call
centered has earned $12,496.00, for NO work on their part. And
they have readers around the clock and operate 24/7. The main
company made it possible for psychics to work for themisselves,
but now the recruiters want to take over, and basically ruin the
reputation of the industry again!
The reader as an independent contractor MUST pay
out of that $12.00 all their expenses plus taxes and the company
has little to no expenses to pay out from their $287.40 they made.
Start adding those figure up...the psychic is paid very little
and the company is making a ton of money. The Call centers owners
have very little to no over head expenses at all. Maybe a Home
Office, free websites, free classified ads on the web,or a pennysaver
help wanted ad. ( Gas for the car to deposit their huge checks.)
They are only paying the reader 4% of what comes in. Most states
sales taxes are more than that.
do call centers hire...ANYONE... no experience or psychic
abilities required... (read script readers, they give you all
the tools and information you need.)
have downloaded a few things from some of these sites
that have PHONE PSYCHICS FOR HIRE...
Read it and be the judge!
what's even more sickening is they have training manuals on HOW
to keep the customers on the phone. Not to mention these
readers are totally pressured with call averages or call lengths,
that's what your whole job is based on, this is how much you get
paid, and whether or not you are fired, and how many calls a psychic
will get. If you make calls short and sweet (good for the customer)
you wont get many more calls, but the person who drags them out
(bad for the customer) is the one they give the calls to! (This
is what their priority system is based on) Another BAD BAD thing
about call centers is they share customer information! So if you
call a psychic from one of these call centers, chances are if
you call another, (even one they may "recommend") that "psychic"
may already have your information BEFORE you even place your call
readers HAVE to worry about keeping customers on the phone,
and this is their 1st priority since the company
has set the whole pay scale around it, and if they only have short
call lengths they will be fired! What does this mean to the client?
Readers that are ethical, wont be able to make a living, and soon
on huge relaying websites, all you will be talking to are "psychics"
who answered the ads, got the scripts, and are giving you the
did these call centers come from you might ask?
pitiful here is: There are no laws in place
either on a state or federal level or the IRS. It's all in print
on the internet and the proof is out there that these companies
have a manual to train people to con the callers out of their
money per minute and that the whole job is based and pressured
around the readers call averages and call time length keep their
jobs... NO ONE is Responsible.
are NO LAWS PROTECTING THE CONSUMER
FROM THESE HORRIBLE CONS STEALING THEIR MONEY,
and THESE independent contractors AS WELL are being RIPPED OFF
these scam artists were gone when the closed down miss Cleo ?
CLEO RISES FROM HER GRAVE
these SAME recruiters/bookstores were the ONLY recruiters for
the "psychics" that answered the Miss Cleo/PRN lines, (and if
you haven't found out about how they scammed people, click here)
and now that Miss Cleo/PRN is out of business, the call centers
have now focused on a huge relayed advice site and others, to
saturate the market with cheap wages for psychics, call length
averages to screw the clients, script readers and people who have
zero gifts and abilities taking YOUR call giving YOU advice all
in the name of GREED.
CALL CENTERS AND BOOKSTORES that the calls were relayed too are
ALL STILL in BUSINESS RIPPING OFF, BOTH AND CUSTOMERS AND THE
INDEPENDENTLY CONTRACTED PSYCHICS...
Making TONS of MONEY and taking no responsibility for anything.
platform are they using TODAY to operate their businesses!
OF CALL CENTERS AND BOOKSTORES ARE ON A HUGE PSYCHIC ADVICE PHONE
SITE ON THE INTERNET. TODAY
SAME COMPANY IS SERVICING AND PROVIDING A PLATFORM FOR THESE Fake
Psychic COMPANIES TO STAY IN BUSINESS ON THE INTERNET NOW..
WELL AS PROMOTING THEM OUT ON THE INTERNET THROUGH THEIR PARTNERSHIP
WITH ALL THE "MAJOR WELL KNOWN" COMPANIES ON THE INTERNET TODAY.
Just same of these partnering companies are missN, AOL, About
and Yahoo. Anywhere you see a banner for free psychic readings.
the backbone operation of miss Cleo/PRN
is bigger and stronger !
they monopolized your TV set
NOW they monopolize your Internet..
YOU CALLING A PSYCHIC WHO ONLY CARES
ABOUT HOW LONG THEY KEEP YOU ON THE PHONE,
So they can keep their job!
to a professional honest ethical psychic
who's more concerned about doing a professional reading
and not keeping you on the phone as their 1st and only priority.
STAY AWAY FROM CALL CENTER "PSYCHICS"
to the ftc,
and the companies you call!
NEED TO BE PASSED NOW !!!
Time the backbone of miss Cleo/PRN
needs to be cremated not burned!
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