Thursday morning - reflectiojn of my day yesterday  

rm_JohnMacLaine 50M
454 posts
8/17/2006 4:53 am

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8/27/2006 8:52 am

Thursday morning - reflectiojn of my day yesterday

My day started out like any other, no issues, no excitement (man I need to get out more)

I get to work and look at my long list of prospects I need to call, and with a deep breath begin dialing. I hate the phone. I have this fear of calling someone on the phone to ask them to buy a car. It is different when people come to the dealership and they are there on the lot, because the feeling I have is that if they were not interested in a car they would not be here in the first place. However on the phone my fear is that I am interrupting a persons life and they may no want to talk to me or I may say something stupid and blow the whole thing. I don't know where I get this from, nor do I have a solution for it. I guess I will just have to continue to try and overcome this fear by making more calls. Any suggestions?

Thankfully, around 5:30 a young couple comes on the lot and they need a car. Had a bad experience at another dealership in the area and wasted about 3 hours of their time, only to walk out pissed at all the games they played. They come to my lot, I explain to them our philosophy and tell them there will be no games played here. They are a very young couple, only 19, and he is starting a new job, while she is just along for the experience and support for him in getting a new car. Getting married next year, and he needs basic transportation. I help them select a car, take them on a drive, they tell me mom and g-ma are helping with it and after getting back to the dealership, mom is there and we go through the process. after about 15 minutes of going over figures, payment, etc.. I have a deal and they are picking it up on Friday - yay!!

I love my job, I love the dealership, and I love the process from start to finish. I find myself getting lazy sometimes, however, and that is reflected in my unit count for the month. Although we have been slow, I could have been more reactive to my surroundings and have more cars out. with two weeks left in the month I need to get off my ass and move. So, no more days off for me this month. A punishment I do to myself when I get like this. The only day off I get is the last Sunday of the month, my whole team is off that day, so I cant work. So nonetheless, I will be working the next 13 out of 14 days so that I can get my numbers for the month.

"I can retain neither respect or affection for a government which has been moving from wrong to wrong in order to defend its own immorality" Mahatma Ghandi

angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
8/17/2006 5:58 am

Its wonderful that you can help them. There aren't too many car salesmen like you around.

rm_JohnMacLaine replies on 8/17/2006 5:15 pm:
Angel, thank you for those kind words. My attitude towards car sales comes from being on the receiving end of the "traditional" car salesman too many times. I am just lucky to have found the dealership I am currently working for, they make it easy for me to help people.


heavensent11236 52F

8/17/2006 4:52 pm

Me, Shelly, Cat and Connie all volunteer to be your personel cheerleading squad, if ya don't mind some drooping butts and boobs we are the ladies for you!!!

rm_JohnMacLaine replies on 8/17/2006 5:16 pm:

I dont mind at all...I have some parts that droop a little too much too, so I will fit right in with you!!!

rm_PurryKitty2 48M/49F
9753 posts
8/27/2006 6:02 am

All work and no play is not a lot of fun!!!

Hang in there and think perverted thoughts and you will get through it!

Purry {=}


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