When I first was offered a job working for Silverleaf I came on this website and almost didn't take the job because of all of the negative things I read.
I decided to take the job when my manager told me that it was all nonsense and that the job was legit.
I worked there for a year. Here is what I will say:
You get paid every week. I made $10 or commission. What this means is that if I worked 8 hours and sold absolutely nothing, I'd still get $80. Very few sales companies do that. They simply pay you nothing. So that was a bonus. The DOWNSIDE to that is that most of the time you won't get more than 15 or 20 hours a week. So if you have bills to pay, it won't do you any *** good.
Some weeks I would make $1000. Some weeks I would make $200. It was up and down up and down every single week.
Another good thing about the job is they bring the leads to you. They send you to a trade show and give you a booth. When people come up to you, you sell. How easy is that? No cold calling, no telemarketing, no roaming the streets. It's all face to face sales.
The downside to that is sometimes the trade show isn't all that great. It's luck of the draw.
All in all the job is legit. If you want to make a career out of it, GOOD LUCK. But if you're just a college student, there really is no other job that'll pay you more.
As for the reason why I personally left, the job includes a LOT of travel. Which means that I constantly had to go to different states for trade shows. It took a toll after a while. The company DOES pay for usually a nice hotel and gas money, but for the miles you put on your car and the food you have to buy - blah.
And lastly, I can't say much for complaints on the actual timeshares. I just sold people the initial trip. So when they got there, completely DIFFERENT people sold them timeshares. That I had nothing to do with.
And that is an honest opinion from an ex employee. The place is not as bad as people are making it seem. I made $1400 my first week selling packages out of Six Flags. And I had other good weeks as well. Sales is an up and down career. I really recommend to college students, but thats all. If you're an adult looking for a real job, I dunno.
But again thats my personal opinion. Maybe you want to be a 40 year old person working along side a 21 year old like me making the same amount of money.