A very good friend of mine is general manager at a luxury car dealership. Listen, every time I go to a car dealer, the sales guy tries to push me into a lease. You can make a good living doing it while maintaining your self-respect. Are car salespeople generally respected in other legit sales organizations or are they frowned upon? This generally honorable, loyal friend would laugh as he told us horrible stories about "giving it to" a customer who they pressured to buy. The better their skills and their rep, the more they will cost you, but better believe your new logo will be BOSS!
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And again, they do not care. My advice to you, since you clearly know exactly how the job is done, is to try it. Everyone I dealt with were respectful and easygoing. THe things I dislike about my job are sitting at a desk all day, no oportunity for advancement in pay, low pay, and lack of skill building to transfer to a better career. Meredith February 11, at 1:
Marsh Brilliant as always. Did I mention the hours you'll be working? You need to be confident and self-assured to make it big in the car business. User Name Remember Me? He was able to add salt to the injury. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Basically, the owner was hands off the company ever since it started, but now for some reason he wants to be hands on and do my job.
I am at the point in my life where I can smell bs when I see it. It's a straight commission job and it is cut-throat. Literally, that would be half my day, just calling and chatting with my customers every couple weeks. Stand up to your Managers, you who get pressure to be the Sucky Sales Guy. This is excellent advice — I would emphasize the follow up. He doesn't hire salespeople from other car dealerships because of all the bad habits they learn selling Fords, GMs, Toyotas, Nissans and Kias. You Sell Like a Second Grader helps you eliminate the bad habits and revitalize the good ones.