Not worth the time or money
Catalogue Distributor (Former Employee) – New South Wales – 10 January 2019
It may seem like an attractive position at first, don't be fooled. The job is not worth applying as it is not worth the time and effort required for the position, the wages are also very low and the work environment is very stressful and sometimes dangerous. Salmat does not even consider you an employee or the position as a job, it is a "hobby" according to them, ha ha. You have to fold the leaflets once they have arrived at your door (normally occurs twice a week); which takes hours and then you have to deliver them to your allocated area which takes about an hour to complete. There can also be hazards when delivering, I regularly faced aggressive dogs and unsavory characters and annoying children on top of the stress of the job and the weather. I have felt scared for my life at times as I delivered in a rough neighbourhood - this takes a mental toll on you after a while. The bags that you need to carry for delivery can also be very heavy and leave bruises on your shoulder that won't go away. Overall, avoid this job, the only upside I can see is that it will make you thinner.