There had to be a catch.

About a week ago, this guy named Craig from TrendWest Resorts calls me up and yaks at me for about an hour about this promotion they’re doing. Sounds like good stuff, they give me free stuff, I sit in on a sales presentation. Nothing troubling.

So today I go to the presentation and it turns out that, in all the time he was talking to me, he didn’t think to mention that, in order to qualify for the promotion, I would have to be making $30,000 a year — which is thouroughly reasonable.

It just would have been nice if someone had told me before I actually went out there. Fortunately, it wasn’t much of a drive, but I worry about the people driving in from Yakima.

Seriously, how many folks live with their parents (which he knew about) and make $30,000 a year? That’s about $14.50 an hour, give or take. A tad under the professional rates for someone in my field, to be sure, but easily enough to afford, say, a house.

Need to re-think that marketing campaign, I imagine. I still have the guy’s number. Maybe I’ll call him up and tell him?

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