OLD AGE AND TREACHERY WILL OVERCOME YOUTH AND SKILL.
And on the eighth day God said, "Okay, Murphy, you're in charge!"
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It's a tough and dangerous winter job.
I would like to bag it but need to pay for fifty years of dental neglect. A long time acquaintance from the car biz wants me in his dealership on the sales desk, flexible days and hours, but I really don't want to herd cats again.
Herding cats in a warm building for more money is better than freezing your nuts off stuck in the snow or sliding off the road. But then you are hardheaded and very capable driver... famous last words.
I get no joy from selling cars anymore. All my life I've always wanted to see what is over the next hill, even if I've crossed that hill a hundred times. This job has a lot of that in it.Money? I've made six figures a year, and I've been close to homeless. That six figures came with a ton of stress.
Stay safe my friend.
If I had a job driving long distances, I'd see it as an opportunity to belt out all kinds of karaoke hits. But of course not everyone is Mental.:-D
A bit late to the party, but be careful out there. There was a layer of ice under all the pretty, fluffy snow on the back porch, and I imagine the roads are pretty evil.Yup, I've made the big bucks before and besides the stress, the insane time commitment was a big drag, too. I knew the late 1970's/early 1980's Chicago area car biz very well, as half my buddies either owned, managed, or worked at GM and Ford dealerships. The good sales people moved around, and were always trying to poach each other's customers. To 99% of them, an automobile was just a commodity, like a toaster or washer, a bit more "glamorous", perhaps, but still just an item to nmove.
Always #1 priority.
My singing voice is so bad, I can't stand to hear it.
Oh yes, the time commitment. The big number guys knew the customer was the lender and your sales strategy was focused on selling the retail customer on the deal. I like most things automotive and enjoyed seeing people drive off in something they loved.
Yeah, I saw a lot of first-time buyers, and it was fun watching somebody drive away in their first brand-new car.
For years the average family could buy an average new car for about 28 months income. Today? Last I heard was 62 months.When we started selling Kias in 2002, the average loss to the lender on a repo was $4,000. We got people financed on Kias the lenders wouldn't touch on a used car because of the 5yr 60,000 mile warranty. #! cause for a repo is the car fails and the buyer can't afford both the repair and payment. At one point we were selling 300 cars a month our of two stores, just in Colorado. Fun times but I don't miss the 18 hour days.
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