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2005/08/05 10:55:53 (permalink)
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how about this for a boss!!!

try to put up with a lil background info so it makes sense but what do you make of this guy

Im trying to set up my own locksmith biz but as you may appreciate it takes a while and some work,
So in the mean time i decided to get some work hopefully,were i may be able to earn as much as poss in the shortest time.
I ended up doing healthcare insurance sales.
After a weeks training and a week in the field following my manager seeing how the job is done(both unpaid as the job is 100% commission based)i was then faced with my first week in the job.
while in training i was told that the top fellas sell 1000 policys a week, so i set myself that target,not that im good ive never done sales before but if one person can do something it stands to reason another can.

monday 15 quid doh

tues my manager decides to shadow me to see how i do, on the third call with total pure luck i managed to sell 548+307 making a total of 855

we get outside he is going loop the loop laughing his head off etc,
we park up around the corner he has a cig and shakes me hand etc
He says "well done mate very well done ,you have won the winners cup first chappie out of training to do it,so that makes 307 for you and 548 for me"
well i know that aint right but he knows im new and thinks im green,however not my place to open my trap until i know the facts.

next call is the bosses call he makes 400 but no mention of a split,
i know if i just blurt anything out i may come a croper and i have to work under this guy for a while
just to make sure he is on the take i asked him about the last call of mine and he repeated about the split commsion

I rang my trainer up and carefully let him think he had discovered what this guy has done without telling him directly
turns out of course this is totally out of order and the guys trying to steal my commision.

i finish the week up and told em i was not happy and leaving,the boss said oh its just a mix up
in front of the district manager he tried to cover his tracks.
they kind of stuck together
i wound em upabit before i went
the district manager goes well you walking away from a lot of money here you know
i went what 5.50 pr hr?
he goes the managers earn upto 1000 in biz and 500 in income a week
yes thats what i said 65hrs week five days a week minus fuel expenses you do the math

i cant belive there are still scam companys out there
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    Genics
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    RE: how about this for a boss!!! 2005/08/05 11:00:48 (permalink)
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    the cobra group per chance?

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    bruceflea
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    RE: how about this for a boss!!! 2005/08/05 11:03:21 (permalink)
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    lol ha ha u knwo the score eh mate
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    RE: how about this for a boss!!! 2005/08/05 11:58:42 (permalink)
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    mate i learned that if a job is commission only the salespeople are not the ones making the money - simple as that.
    If a company wont pay you to sell its product its a cowboy company and thats the bottom line.

    I have a friend who sold GPS systems and he spent 1 year in their training scheme, got a salary and company car from day one, and the average first contact to sale contract signature was around a year to 18months.
    So from starting it would be pretty much 2 years before he made one sale - and the company paid him the whole time a basic of not less than 24k (9years ago) with a golf GTi to run around in, plus all expenses paid on business trips, no travel lodge hotels and always business class.

    Now not all companies are going to do that, but low to no basic and big commission shows lack of faith in the product because the salesperson is taking a big chunk of the risk.

    big les
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    RE: how about this for a boss!!! 2005/08/05 14:24:50 (permalink)
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    wise wrods indeed les p.s. your mate got any vacancies
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    RE: how about this for a boss!!! 2005/08/05 14:47:52 (permalink)
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    bruce: no he hasnt
    we all asked him the same when we found out

    BTW what he is doing is normal practice although its meant to be done slightly differently - this is how it worked for me as a shop manager
    Personal Sales Commission (10% value profit margin, gross)
    Commission on Sales peoples sales (3% value profit margin, gross)
    Commission on shop sales misc (5% value of profit margin, gross))
    Comission on shop profit (2% nett profit)
    Target Achievement Bonus
    Company Profit Contribution Bonus

    On top of a basic of course.

    big les
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