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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Like a lot of folks in this economy, Dan Martin was looking for a way to make ends meet. He answered an ad in the paper advertising for a position selling air purification systems. He was hired by Purecare, and says he was promised a minimum salary of $500 a week.

Early in the training process Martin says he realized what they really wanted him to do was sell $2,000 vacuum cleaners to his own friends and family. He says he doesn't want anyone else to be duped by the company's owner Rebecca Jackson.

"She's a hustler," Martin said. "That girl was smooth. I mean, she came in dressed in silk, walkin' the walk and talkin' the talk, and that's all it was was talk."

After almost a month with the company, Martin says he quit because he still hadn't gotten a dime in salary.

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i worked there also!! the product is great! i have one myself! but 3 days training NO PAY! a one hour or more meeting everyday NO PAY! which is BS... and becky jackson she is the liar. she trys to make out like she grew up with nothing haha yeah ok. but i loved the people i worked with and i had alot of fun but times are hard people right now just cant afford the product and the pay is not that great! i mean it would be really good if you had another job but it is so demanding when you are gettin appointments in the evening and having to go to a meeting at 9 or ten in the morning. and you have to have ten appointments a week to get paid 200 dollars. and the add in the news paper is miss leading cause your commision does not start at 400 it starts at 300. and if you dont get any sales you get 200 IF you get 10 appointments if you dont get 10 appointments or a sale youdont get paid! also sometimes for extra money you had to go door to door doing "Health surveys" which is just another way to get in the door which i hated them sooo much! but my trainer was great! he was Mr.Freeman! he was a great person and great to work for he would sale water to a whale he was great at what he did! and super smart! but he was treated unfair by a long shot!


who pays money for this an idiot anyway!

Not Fair

I worked for this company for over 10 years and this is not the whole story. Becky Jackson is a great person, no we didnt see eye to eye all the time, but she was fair. She would help people and give more chances than most people would. I have a lot of things that without Filter Queen, I would not have. I have been on many trips and made a very well income with this company. The product is well worth what it cost, when you see what it can do for you and your family. Sometimes you have to look at both sides of the story. It sounds like to me he may have gotten fired and was just mad. He needs to deal with it and grow up. People make a living by this product and support there family. Do you relly think this is going to help?

These People should be Shot.

This is just a scam. These people have come to this town because they know that there are no jobs here and folks are desparate to put food on the table for their familys. All these people who say they have made money are liars. It is will known that they place false postings talking ab out how great it is to work for them. No one has made a dime working for this company Becky Jackson (if that is even her real name) is a con artist as soon as you start to ask questions about how you are going to get your money they get angry and try to make you feel stupid but I told them to go fuck themselves. They will run you all over the place and pay you NOTHING AT ALL. THIS IS SCAM DO NOT BE SUCKED IN THEY DONT EVEN PAY FOR THE MILES YOU DRIVE SELLING THESE VACUMES THAT NOBODY WANTS. BECKY JOHNSON IS A LIAR AND A CHEAT ALONG WITH ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ARE INVOLVED WITH THE MAIN OFFICE OF THIS COMPANY. RUN FROM THESE PEOPLE THEY ARE A CANCER ON THIS TOWN AND NEED TO BE SHUT DOWN.

Your Kidding, right?

You must be Mrs. Jackson herself to write such a glowing comment. Anyone that has ever known her knows that she is a money hungry, lying, scheming and cut throat person. And to top it off, no one has ever worked for her 10 years or more, if they did they are bankrupt now!

Why are not still working

Why are not still working there. It sounds like to me the company needs to close down.

Wilmington is just as bad

I worked at the FilterQueen distributer in Wilmington for about a month as well. I even quit my job when I was promised about triple the income I made at my last job. The owner there made you think that this guy was your best friend in the world and was a smoooooth talker. But when you had a question about something, he made you feel like you were the dumbest person around. Youd be told one thing one day then the next day when you mention it, he tells you the complete opposite then makes you feel like an idiot because you just should have known better...

Granted, I sold 2 systems and made 700 in commission....but every time I asked about where my paycheck was, the answer I got was "We'll have it for you tomorrow". It wasn't untill I made the mention that I would contact the Better Business Bureau that I got a paycheck. It was 3 weeks at that point.

The hours are no where near worth that job either. Especially if you have a family. Your required to go to a daily 9am meeting thats about 2.5 hours long, that you are NOT paid for, but it is mandatory to be there. Your hourly pay doesnt cover your travel time. Your paid when you get to the house and call in, then your "clock out" is when you call back for your call out script. then after that you could be there 1-2 hours later doing paperwork, cleaning up, getting references etc. If you do more than 1 demo a day your looking at the 9am meeting to start then not getting home until around midnight. The meetings are M-F then you do demos 7 days per week.

I really really like the product, both the majestic and defender are amazing products, but I'm not paying 5000 dollars for them... and it was not worth losing my precious family time. The little time i did get to be home, I was so tired and depressed about not being with my loved ones that all i did was lay in my bed and cry.

Thankfully, my previous job was happy to hire me back and I'm much happier and appreciate what I do so much more. AND I'm getting payed when I'm supposed to


I can appreciate all the comments here about PureCare. I too had a negative experience with this company, and I have taken action. I am currently interested in interviewing people who have worked for this company. You could be the missing link in seeing that justice prevails. All that is needed for evil to prosper is for good people to do nothing. I can be reached at