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    Me? Salesman??

    So, I started a new job in sales about a week and a half ago. I haven't worked sales since I was fifteen!

    Anywho, I work for Kirby Co. If you don't know who they are (I wouldn't be shocked--I didn't hear about them 'til I started working for them), they're a vaccuum distributor. They're some pretty awesome vaccuums. At any rate, I sold two on my first weekend and one a half a week later. So, I'm thinkin', "I'm gonna do great!" But, I haven't sold one since my last sale (last Wednesday).

    All three sales were people I knew personally, so I guess that has something to do with it. I had another failed attempt at a sale today and I thought to myself, "What the f*ck did I get myself in to?" I work for commision pay. If I don't sell, I don't get paid! I think I should look for another job soon. I don't know if I made the right decision by taking this job. Although, it was the only place hiring after three months of searching.


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    You just need to find a group of lonely house wives, pay them compliments, and you will sell vacuums like crazy! That is really my only selling strategy...

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    Re: Me? Salesman??

    ( ^_^) i've hit the same snags selling AVON. . . it's a tough gig, maybe ask other salesmen for some tips? hit up people out of town? i dunno. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zev View Post
    You just need to find a group of lonely house wives, pay them compliments, and you will sell vacuums like crazy! That is really my only selling strategy...
    LOL! That's an awesome idea! Why didn't I think of that sooner?

    Quote Originally Posted by Abu Dhabi View Post
    ( ^_^) i've hit the same snags selling AVON. . . it's a tough gig, maybe ask other salesmen for some tips? hit up people out of town? i dunno. . .
    I've done so, but since we all work out of the same office, I keep getting the same tips. Nobody wants to share the key tip of selling. The guy who trained me in said, "That's something you'll have to learn on your own," so I have a couple audio CDs on public speaking and sales tips. Hopefully, I'll be able to make some improvements. ^_^


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    I still recommend a different job, seriously. If your not getting paid ANYTHING when you get no sales how do you pay for gas to get to your apts?

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    Re: Me? Salesman??

    Quote Originally Posted by bratling View Post
    I still recommend a different job, seriously. If your not getting paid ANYTHING when you get no sales how do you pay for gas to get to your apts?
    I don't really spend money anymore. When I do, it's to get cigs or to get to work. I've been sitting on the same paycheck for two and a half weeks and haven't spent but maybe 40% of it. I am losing money in this endeavor, but only due to travel. If I can improve sales, I won't have to worry about it.

    However, I need a new gig, otherwise all my work with EA will be for nothing.


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    Re: Me? Salesman??

    Quote Originally Posted by atomik_sprout View Post
    I don't really spend money anymore. When I do, it's to get cigs or to get to work. I've been sitting on the same paycheck for two and a half weeks and haven't spent but maybe 40% of it. I am losing money in this endeavor, but only due to travel. If I can improve sales, I won't have to worry about it.

    However, I need a new gig, otherwise all my work with EA will be for nothing.
    Yeah but if you didn't have Amber to take you to and from work or apts how would you get there without spending money your NOT making? You -are- losing money on this at this point which is why I suggested that you find another job, like I said originally.

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