In still-sluggish labor market, think twice about these jobs


Last week, WalletPop asked our Facebook community: Have you ever experienced a scam while job hunting? The response was overwhelming, and the discussion sparked our interest. Currently, many businesses are not hiring, wages are unattractive, and competition for the few available jobs is intense.

Some names and stories popped up repeatedly in our discussion. These reader experiences are not exactly scams, but the work might make you uncomfortable if you aren't prepared going in.

  • Cutco - Our Facebook friend Marla shared her story with this company.

"I applied for a part-time job selling knives. It turned out I would be going to people's homes (strangers) and selling knives in the evening. No thanks. I think that's setting yourself up to be murdered." -- Marla