Complaint / review text:
I was the unfortunate victim of XLN's academy training' too. Are they allowed to do this by law? - They'd make you go out and get contracts - at least 2 a day (although the minimum requirement goes up to 3 in your third week of the academy training') and if you fail to do this you are fired instantly on the spot! XLN's director Christian has a right hand man named Steven Punn who runs the academy which is based in Vauxhall, London. He makes you feel like you are worthless and does not even acknowledge or look at you if you fail to get his contracts.
None of us were paid for the training or the contracts; in fact they only pay you 100 pounds in your third week to cover the cost of travel and food - this works out as 10 pounds per day for travel and 10 for food! This amount never goes up in terms of pay and you are promised to become a concessions after 8 weeks of training. The reality is that, as with all pyramid scams, you are left having to go out on the field for this sales operation even after your full 8 weeks of training and even then do not get any pay till you build your team' and trust me, building your team is impossible. I mean, would you really stick around for 8 weeks only to have the people above you benefit from all the money and you getting stuck on 100 pounds per week if your lucky?!
Steven Punn may claim to have made his millions through this scam but the truth is it's easy to make millions when you're sat at the top of the pyramid and lack any morals or values when it comes to being a hard, cold-hearted sales mob! I'm glad I left this so called job, many of the people I met in my situation have all left, and now have greater successful jobs, with paid training (what a shocker!)
I thought I'd mention here also - Steven Punn insists that in this economic climate (the recession) we are very unlikely to get a job or even make as much money as XLN supposedly promises, which is ironic seeing that he CLAIMS we are self employed when working for XLN. If that is the case, then how come NONE of us were given ANY of the commissions earned for each of our contracts? I alone got XLN around 15 contracts and only got paid 100 pounds each week (for the 4 weeks I was there) and this, as I've mentioned above, was for food and travel only!
Everything they tell you is a lie! You NEVER make it to the concessions let alone franchisee stage and the person named Amanda who has put up a post stating she is a concessions could just be a mole I say this because when I was in my 2nd week of the academy, also known as the firewalker week, Steven Punn himself printed out one of the reports and handed out copies to us asking us what we thought of the negative things others were writing. Clearly is he was telling us the truth about becoming concessions then he wouldn't have bothered printing or asking our opinion.
He wanted us to suck up to him and make him feel better, when someone pointed out something about a pyramid scam he said, what is that, I've never heard of it! How ironic! I hope he sleeps well at night knowing he has manipulated people into believing all the rubbish and the lies he told us about himself, as well as the academy and how he's the only person in the world we should feel sorry for because he's had it soo hard, oh, boo hoo!