Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Why am I taking this so hard?
First let me say that I'm not an overly sensitive person. I have a pretty thick skin from years working customer service and from working as a rental car agent for several years.
So here's the situation.
I have worked at a local car dealership for seven months. I haven't sold very many cars, but that's been my fault. I've realized sales aren't for me and have been looking for something else, but this is a small town.
So today I get to work and one of the managers (not my sales manager, but one of the managers that no one is quite sure what his function is entirely) calls me into one of the offices and shuts the door. He then goes on this long schpeal about how sales aren't for everyone and they've given me so many chances and I'm just not cutting it as a sales person. Ok. I already knew this. I've been at three different dealerships within the company since I was hired and every time they moved me, it was supposedly for a reason other than my sales. Then the manager basically says I have two options: quit or go to the back and work in the wash bays (the only position available within the company right now, apparently). Since I can't be without a job, I chose the latter.
After I walked out of the office, I thought I was ok. I mean, at least I still have a job, right? Yeah, well, I'm not ok. I barely made it outside before I started crying (not hysterical or anything, just tears). Any time one of ky coworkers asks me what's wrong or what the manager wanted to talk to me about, I start crying. My sales manager came up and apologized and said that he didn't know this was going to happen until the other manager showed up this morning and told him. I couldn't answer him because if I had, I would have started crying again.
I just don't know what to do with myself today. I start as a washer tomorrow. Do I still pretend like I'm a sales person and try to sell a car? I can't go to my sales manager and ask him because he's busy working deals for the other guys.
I just don't understand why I'm taking this so hard. It's not the end of the world, I'm not losing that much money (same base pay, just less hours), I'm definitely not above "manual labor," and at least I still have a job.
You can bet I'm going to be actively searching for a new job, though. I'm 30-years-old...I want to move forward in my job/career, not backward.
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