Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Greenness of The Grass

It has been a while since I last wrote in this blog. That is what happens when you have a job that takes up so much of your time and so much of your energy that you have nothing left for any other projects. Fortunately, I have left that line of work to go to car sales. If you know anything about car sales, you'll know that it says something when one goes to car sales for the more relaxed hours.

While this transition has worked out very well for me, it is not always better on the other side of the fence. I work at one dealership and have a limited idea of what other dealerships are like. Some things about this dealership are excellent and others could use improvement. Like every working person in the history of work, I have thought about if I should consider looking at other employment.

I sell high end vehicles, and am looking for a less expensive car for my fiancee, so I took occasion to visit the local Honda dealership. One funny thing about the car business is that if you visit a dealership and they find out that you sell cars... or used to sell cars... or ever watched a movie containing a car salesman, they may well offer you a job, as they did here. In the course of our conversation, I found out that they sell almost the exact same number of units as us, but probably for less commission per car. I also found out that they have a daily sales meeting at 8:30 AM and that anyone who is not on time to this meeting cannot take customers for the day. The place I currently work suddenly looks a lot more appealing.

Sometimes the grass really is greener on the other side, such as when I came to work here, but often, the green is just an illusion.

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