Prepaid legal services are offered by several organizations. Basically you pay a monthly fee and then the next time you need to get a will or transfer a deed of title, you won’t have to fork over hundreds of dollars from your pocket. The plans are often sold in an MLM arrangement, which, of course mixes everyone’s two favorite types of people: lawyers and people who want to love you into buying something. Picture My Power Mall and used car salesmen all rolled into one party room.
Expertlaw.com notes that most purchasers of a prepaid legal plan cancel in the first year and that there are several downfalls to the idea.
But that’s not what this post is about. This post is about the people who sell prepaid legal services. You see, we haven’t tried prepaid legal services, but we know fanatics when we see them. Here’s what an MLM fanatic looks like, and this is why I’m writing this post:
I work at a hotel where a group pre-paid legal always takes over my bar and only orders water. not only do they over power my bar and not buy anything, the few customers I do have they chase away by asking them, “Do you like your current job?” or “Are you interested in making extra money?”
Could you please use your magic to debunk this group? I am aware they are a mlm and it drives me nuts that since these people are supposedly “legal” professionals…they should know that ordering water and not tipping isn’t making them a customer…it makes them loitering and isn’t that illegal? pardon my rambling. i’m just frustrated by them.
We get some strange requests for reviews, but they usually don’t acknowledge that we have magic powers. That’s why I liked this note right away. In my book, people who harm someone’s legitimate job (like tending bar) by trying to boost your own job of questionable legitimacy (like hocking an MLM) are jerks.
The problem is that that they’re probably not reading this post. So help out this bartender. The next time you run into somebody squatting in a bar and they ask you if you like your current job, tell them to buy a round of drinks for everybody and tip their server in advance. Only then will you listen to what they have to say.
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