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post #11 of 18 Old 05-07-2012, 09:52 PM
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Goodness I wish I could find such a good job. ;) Good luck!

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post #12 of 18 Old 05-08-2012, 10:11 PM
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I don't know if you are aware but your salary will be based on your sales and guess what? When it comes to closing the sale, your senior salestaff will take it from you which makes them look good and you look incompetent and there's nothing you can do about it. And your commission goes with it. It is cutthroat, especially for women. You'll likely wind up doing menial stuff so check the job description very carefully and on what basis you get paid. It might be wisest to have a legal tech. Check it over.
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I don't know if you are aware but your salary will be based on your sales and guess what? When it comes to closing the sale, your senior salestaff will take it from you which makes them look good and you look incompetent and there's nothing you can do about it. And your commission goes with it. It is cutthroat, especially for women. You'll likely wind up doing menial stuff so check the job description very carefully and on what basis you get paid. It might be wisest to have a legal tech. Check it over.
Pay is salary plus commission. $2000 a month salary plus whatever I make in sales.

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post #14 of 18 Old 05-08-2012, 10:53 PM
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Well, you will have to post in a month or so...let us know how it goes.

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post #15 of 18 Old 05-08-2012, 11:19 PM
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I'd still be leery. I've worke for car dealerships and it's usually a guaranteed amount per month BUT you have to pay that back with your commission. The first 3 months are training so they're straight pay. But let's say you don't sell anything the first real month... Ok you get $2000, then at the end of the second month we'll pretend you were awesome and made $3000 in commission. Well they already paid you $4000 at this point so you don't get the commission because you're still $1000 in the hole. If you make enough to draw even then the next month they pay you $2000, you get $2400 in commission but you still have to pay that $2000 back so instead of totaling $4400 you get $2400. If that makes sense.
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post #16 of 18 Old 05-09-2012, 05:27 AM
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What poco said! I've worked in dealerships, and you make salary and commision. If your salary is 2k, and you make 2400 in commision, they will only give you the 400. And be prepared to work 70 hours a week. I think my hours ranged from 55-83. If I were you, I would take the straight pay job if I had a choice.
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post #17 of 18 Old 05-09-2012, 07:32 AM
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go to the law firm secretary job. Car dealerships are pros at ripping people off. They do it to their employees also.
Sales is a terrible stressful job. You whole standard of living is based on someone else doing something you can't make them do. It's no way to live.
And what POCO said. You job is basically straight commission with a Guarantee draw. But your commission checks will be reduced by your previous draw. Ever notice how many people are standing around car dealerships and mug you as soon as you walk onto a lot ? Dealersips don't mind who they hire because the employees don't really cost them anything. See how fast you get fired if you don't sell. Also is it a new car dealership ? Almost zero to be made in commissions on new cars. Margins are too small for any decent markup. Take the indoor, set hours set pay job. Use the free time and greater amount of energy and less stress to your advantage to move up at the law firm, maybe paralegal.
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post #18 of 18 Old 05-09-2012, 07:57 AM
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I'm going to go against what the others say.

My flat mate is a dealer for Toyota, (in the UK). He makes a very good salary and commission on top (yes on top, if he earns 2400 in commission he gets it) he also has brilliant perks (company car, ability to borrow different cars when he goes on holiday, private health insurance, gym membership etc) AND he gets extra incentives (as he sold the most additional extras in the dealership last year he got given a new IPad)

So go for it and have fun

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