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Old 12-09-2008, 12:46 PM
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I was wondering if anyone has ever worked in the cruise industry and wouldn't mind telling me more about working for this company called Cruises Inc, as I am considering paying them a small fee of $49 to work from home.... Anyone know of there reputation?

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I don't have any experience with them in particular but do be careful that they don't treat you like you were an independent contractor if you should be considered an employee instead. If you have any doubts go to www.irs.gov and look at Pub 15 and Pub 15A.
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:36 PM
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Never heard of them either. Doesn't sound too legitimate to me.
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I will be an independent contractor and receive 1099 at year end. I will also file a Schedule C.
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I would be leery of any job that required an up-front payment.
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The $49 is for the virtual training course
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Anytime I have ever hired some one, employee, or an independent, I trained them. I did not charge them for it either.
It does not sound right to me. Are they making money off your work, or are they really selling their training course?
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Virtual training course could also mean virtual paycheck. Sounds like a scam.
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They are part of a conglomerate called NLG (National Leisure Group). This outfit is part of a larger conglomerate called WHT (World Travel Holdings).

The company's owned brands include CruisesOnly, Cruises.com, Rooms.com, Vacation Outlet, CruiseOne, Cruises Inc., and Villas of Distinction. WTH's portfolio of licensed partner brands includes BJ's Vacations, Hotwire.com Cruises, Overstock.com Travel, Priceline.com Cruises, American Airlines Cruises, continental.com cruises, and many others.

Combined, this is the largest travel outfit in the world. Many of it's sites and agencies were once sold off and then later with new sites added and some re-acquired, along with their partnerships, they've become a goliath once again. With all the parts they're unequalled in size. There have been rumors for a couple of years of them once again selling off major portions of the opperation. Seems it's very profitable to create these sites and once they have a client base and some name recognition to sell what was initially a small investment start up. A very interesting business model. I think they are trying to make money on the $49 only.
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:40 PM
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I think that is what we are all trying to say. You have to ask yourself, with all that going for them, is it me they really need or my $49.00?

There are a lot of very impressive-sounding names there--most of which I have never heard.
 
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