Our best salesman quit yesterday. He is a man of integrity, so it came as no surprise. And another one bites the dust...
Friday! Woohoo! I don't work tomorrow! Can I get another Woo and then a Hoo? I must make it through this day, and then two days away from the hellhole. Tonight, "I have to get my drink on", to quote Pearl, the most adorable three year old ever, (from an internet video that was made by Will Ferrell).
And maybe by tomorrow, I can start to feel better. Maybe after a time away from there, I can begin to understand what is happening there, because all I can see right now is the death and devastation that the new regime has brought. Bill, previous owner, says this is the way the business is moving in general. I can't disagree with him. But I don't have to like it. I don't have to choose to work in that sort of environment, and while I am the first in line for high grosses, you'll not find me being outright deceitful to get them. Sales is enough of a mind game, enough of a show of oneupmanship all by itself. The high that comes from playing the game should be enough, if you are good at what you do. We all still have to live with ourselves, look at our own face in the mirror each morning. Has that become a thing of the past, too? And so, it is with a heavy heart that I go to work this morning. We only had two salespeople - both good men, families to provide for, and good at what they do. Both made good livings there. They are/were dedicated to their jobs, and genuinely cared about the customer, as well as their own pockets. I expect the other one won't be far behind on the "don't let the door hit you in the ass" trail.
Others that work there, are considering leaving, too. I am surprised at the behavior of one employee, as that person has apparently sold their soul to be a part of the new plan. It's funny what a little smoke up the proverbial skirt can do to a person. I think the new guys will be left with three, maybe four, employees. And I wouldn't be surprised if that's what they wanted all along. But like I have been told by someone that is smarter than me "forget it, don't worry abut it, just do what you have to, and let it go". I'll get right to work on that. Have a good day.