Today I got a call from Investors Group. They offered me the position of investor manager.
To say that I was surprised is putting it mildly. Flabbergasted, more likely. Me … a manager … dealing with investors?! How on earth did they think me qualified for a manager position?
For most of my life I have been an assistant. Whether it be an executive, administrative or legal assistant, assistant always was the operative word.
Ever since I was laid off in October 2011, I’ve been looking for work. Whether it be full-time or temporary. I’ve sent out resumes, registered with employment agencies, but so far no luck.
With over fifteen years of experience, some positions I applied for I was qualified, for some I was over qualified. For some I got invited for an interview, but I have yet to hear the words "Congratulations, you're hired".
So, you can imagine my surprise when the position of investor manager was thrown at me. A position I am absolutely not qualified for as I don’t have a day’s experience.
When I asked what the position entailed the woman who called me explained that I would be attracting investors and looking after their portfolio.
To me, attracting investors translates into bothering people, hassling them to invest in the company. As for looking after their portfolio … I’m at a complete loss there. I wouldn’t be comfortable looking after other people’s money, I can barely keep track of my own. As for investing … not a fan of that. I prefer a safe savings account.
My guess is, the position of investor manager is a scam. No self-respecting company is going to approach someone like me, without a day of experience, and offer her the position of manager. Something stinks, stinks up to high heaven.
I wonder about other people though. How many more out of work people did Investors Group approach? What is their background? Receptionists, data entry clerks, hair stylists, sales staff … all offered the position of manager.
I equally wonder about the people those "managers" approach, people with money. What would they say if they knew they were dealing with unqualified staff?
Would you trust a data entry clerk to look after your $100,000 portfolio? I wouldn’t. I would want someone who knows what he’s doing. Someone with a university degree and a few years experience.
Investor manager indeed. If I didn’t smell a rat on this one, I would be ROTFLMAO.