That is my understanding as well, Todd.
Under the "old" agency system the only time I was required to be in the office was for meetings. Beyond that, I could come and go as I please.
"Leads" consisted of a Criss-Cross Directory, a desk in the bullpen and a rotary dial phone.
Straight commission, although there was a financed arrangement where I was paid a nominal amount each month that had to be validated to get paid the following month.
But I was the writing agent, not the GA
It is my understanding there are agents today, working in offices where they take the application but the GA
is listed as the WA. The GA
is invited to award ceremonies, presented plaques and goes on fancy trips.
He takes the kudo's while the grunts do the heavy lifting.