id like to just say, ive worked for these companies, and i know who the people are in the videos. i used to work along side with them. i can assure you they are not stealing peoples information. its all about listening to what they say. the problem with these companies is that they will hire anyone with a pulse. they go through alot of employees very quickly becuase lets all face it. your walking around all day in sometimes dangerous neighborhoods up and down steps and dealing with people who hate you isnt what most people have in mind.
these people work mostly stricly off commision. so some of the schmuck joe blows they hire, DO steal information, and they do try and trick you into signing cause they just want the money. its very sad, and unfortunetly true. THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE THIS INDUSTRY SHIT. and yes they may hire alot of everyone becuase, once again, doing this sort of job isnt easy
BUT...yes there is a but, what these energy companies have to offer can and WILL help you save if you call con edison and national grid they will tell you about the ESCOs, they are even written on your bill (national grid is on the front bottom and con ed is on the back in the little square. they are Energy Supply Companies. they usually have an IMMEDIATE SAVINGS program. which means, for the first couple months YES! you will save money, but then, you must read the finer details on your contract to cancel. i can tell you, that those two in the video, the company they work for offers a discount off national grid and con edison with NO CANCELATION FEE. so when your discount ends, cancel your free subscription and sign up with another free esco and CONTINUE the cheaper rate. there are loop holes.
i never said every one that comes to your door is going to be truthful or with a plan that best suits you, and i am in no way saying that those who steal information are doing the right thing. also, it is the responsiblilty of the customer to do some research.
and as for the anger the woman displayed in the video, you have to realize, she comes from another country, she is a SWEET HEART with a loving husband and shes just trying to make a living, and she is treated like SHIT for noother reason then because of her nationality,myself and other workers are constantly harrassed by alot of people on a daily basis becuase of the bad taste, those smucks who steal peoples information put in peoples mouth.
please understand, when someone comes up to us hastly especially with a camera, we are automatically on guard. we work in alot of dangerous places, its just how you have to be sometimes. the man in the video isnt a bad guy, its just hard when you have people hating you for reasons other people caused. please understand.
going door to door in nyc is a tough job. id like to see more people attempt it.
im sorry for the people whos information was stolen and for anyone who has had a bad experience. but i hope that this clears things up a little bit.