Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Yada Yada Yada

Although it's not set in stone at this time, it looks like I am going to sell cars for a living. I am okay with this, not necessarily excited, but okay. It will be fun to work for a "city" dealership, that is something I have not experienced. I do not have the job officially yet, although I am certain if that is honestly what I want, I could have several offers by the end of the week. I have a couple of reservations about it, mostly physical ones, but I was quite up front and honest with them about my physical past and my limitations, or possible limitations, and they were okay with it. So, we will see. Recently, I seem to have NO physical limitations, I am not saying NO pain, just no limits. I have been very able to walk each morning, and I am up to forty minutes, without putting too much stress on this old body, and that is forty minutes of FAST walking, not strolling. I am hoping I can soon do an hour. So perhaps I am meant to go back into the car business. The only reasons that I had not considered it before was the lack of strength to do the job, and the stress that comes with it. Selling however, really is not that stressful...you go to work, sell a car, go home. That part will be nice, it won't be up to me to make sure that things are running as smoothly as possible, although I know ME, and I am wondering how long it will be until it is up to me, once again. The only part that I am really NOT looking forward to is the man vs. woman thing, and in all my years in this business, it has not changed. NOT. I am frankly too old to have to "prove" myself once again, and they can all suck it. How's that for an attitude before I even have the job? But I am serious. I will not play the games anymore, I have done it too many times in my life, and I frankly don't care if they like me or they don't, you can bet I will just be there to make the dollars, the rest be damned. One thing in my favor in this department - this dealership is just opening, so all of us will be new at the same time. I know this is a bad time to be in this business, but it sure didn't look that way yesterday evening when I was there, there were people all over the place. Another exciting aspect --- this is a Dodge and Jeep dealership, and I have only been involved in a GM place for the past 15 years, so the inventory will all be new to me. I like Jeep, although I have always thought they were horribly overpriced, but what the heck, I'm on the selling side of them now, not on the trade-it-on-even-though-you-are-buried-in-it side. So, all in all...it will be okay. I need to do something and if this doesn't work for me, I can do something different. I will know what's up in the next couple of days...and I will let you all know, so that you can come and buy a car from me...LOL

I had a really good interview with an insurance company on Wednesday, too. I like the company and what they have to offer, which includes group insurance coverage, which is highly unusual. I am supposed to take some more online assessments with them, and I will go ahead and do it, the only issue I have with it is that I will have to take my Series 6, 7, and 23 state tests to do it. The seven is hell. HELL. That one could wait a few months---it is the one that allows me to trade in stocks and bonds...the 6 and 23 would be right away, I seriously don't know if I am up to that right now. The stupid life and health tests about killed me, although I did well. Hell...how is it that I am forty-eight years old and I have no idea what I want to do? Sometimes, too many choices is a bad thing. I have not even been seriously looking for work, both of these positions have found me--or my resume, on the internet. I keep waiting for divine intervention, but so far I have heard no voice telling me what to do...and since I thought I had done the right thing the past TWO jobs I took, I am really confused. The car business, I know. I can do it in my sleep. So for now, I think it makes the most sense.

Things around here are perking along. My youngest has taken a job - HERE - at my apartment complex---and the surrounding business's and he loves it. Maintenance---groundskeeper, he is really in his element. He drives around most of the day on a Bobcat, getting really dirty, doing guy things...he is an outdoor kid, so he is in heaven. Who knew that there was even a job HERE, of all places? Had CrazyDog not needed to pee at six am last week, and Mark not been the kind of talkative fella he is, Jordan would still not have a job....this is a huge property management company, there are many places he can go if he so chooses..so it's all good.

The other two are still breathing, one is really sick with a kidney infection -- which I think is odd...men generally don't get those that often, do they? He spent the weekend at a concert with the youngest and gf, and wound up in this shape. It was the same weekend concert thing that Steph got her infection in--about six weeks ago, and she ended up in the hospital...what the hell kind of bacteria is floating around out there in that farm field? My oldest is doing well, working at her own job and filling in at the Ice Cream Store for extra money. Speaking of the ICS, I have to do my share the next two days...I will be there. And hopefully not today, although with Craig as sick as he is, it wouldn't surprise me. In fact, I am supposed to begin training for the car sales job on Thursday and Friday, and I am also supposed to be at the ICS...so far I have found no clone recipe, so that will be a neat trick. The manager at the dealership was going to see if there was any other way I could do their training, he will let me know today. If not, I have no idea what I will do. We are out of employees at the store---vacations, returning to college, etc and it's too late in the season to hire, we will only be open another three and a half weeks. Mark may have to help---although he is supposed to be at the house down south, working on making it more saleable. UGH. Things can never be simple, can they?

Make today a happy one. :)

13 comments:

Cheryl said...

Like you said, you would be in your element at the dealership, and the timing sounds right...all new employees..no stars yet, although I'm sure the testosterone will be flying. Selling higher end cars will be in your favor, and there are jeep fanatics out there. You could start the local club!

Or insurance. At least you have options. But more tests? Yuck!

Great news about your son getting a job there. Does it come with an apartment?

Hope the family gets well soon. Concerts should be on the list of things not to do. Don't you go!

Enjoy your day. The umbrellas are out and I'm getting ready.

Alex said...

I wish I could come work for you at the I've cream store. Ugh. The world is so cruel to me. Sigh.

Alex said...

Lol. ICE not I've. Stupid crackberry.

Foster Communications said...

It sounds like everything is coming together for you! Good luck!

Golden To Silver Val said...

My vote is to go with what you could do in your sleep...cars! I hate learning new stuff at my age. Its good that its new and everyone is starting out new...as Cheryl says...no stars yet. And the testosterone...I know you can handle THAT with NO problem. LOLOLOLOLOL Hugs, Charlotte

fiwa said...

The car dealership sounds like a good thing - all new people so you all start from the same base line. And like you said, just go in and sell and ignore the testosterone. Silly men.

That's great news about Jordy's job - sounds perfect for him.

Hope you work out the clone problem.

lovins!
fiwa

misty :) said...

i give a 3 weeks and you will be in charge, again, of another car dealership, and soon another car dealer. know why, cause you're the best at it. love ya lots!

Mary said...

At the dealership you will be in your element. If any of the guys give you grief show him that women rule!!

I'm glad options are presenting themselves. You'll make the right decision - just go with your 'gut' feeling. With children working you can concentrate on yourself.

If I were close enough I'd volunteer to work in the ICS for 3 or 4 weeks. I'd probably be fired in a day or two for tasting the inventory. Yoou're better off without me.

SOUL: said...

you posted at 333 !!!
guess you have to move now.. :))

the address of the car place isn't 333 is it?

good luck with the new job..
i think it'll be good too-- no learning new stuff--studying..all that jazz---even though you did do very well on the insurance tests you've taken.. the stress was
a lot for you. and right now-- is not a time for even more stress like that.
but-- do what's best for you-- and you will know that soon enough.

and hey-- don't worry about proving yourself in the car place--
if i can fit into a bass tournament crowd after a few times out and being hated-- just by catchin a few fish---
you my friend can really put those asshats in their place.
just sit back and watch..
:))
love you
ox

jyankee said...

busy busy...but if the job is more in your element...go for it... at least you know it inside and out..you'll know when you're getting sh*t and you'll know how to handle all those situations.. good luck!

desert dirt diva said...

I'm glad to hear your back on the job track.. i think i may have to get a "real" job oter than the school if dave does not get some work soon!

ac said...

I'm so outta touch with what's going on with you and I don't have time to read this. ARGGGGG! I'll be back as soon as I can. Possibly this weekend.
Until then... just know I heart you much and I'm thinking about you! ac

Amanda said...

Yeah, I can just see Life sitting back thinking, why should things be simple when they can be so complicated? :)