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well... just because I feel a lot of brotherhood here.....
thought to share this with you guys

I got fired today... my manager is a complete a-hole... nothing related to work... but he just personally didn't like me

not feeling bad at all... needed some time off anyway... maybe the only thing i'll miss is my medical insurance...

I work in a very stressful job... (Selling Cars) needless to say what type of job is that... were you have to work 12+ hours a day and never have a weekend off...

getting fired from car business is a complete different experience than any other job... you never feel bad... you feel that it's a blessing... since you will finally get some rest

car business can suck your life and you feel that there's nothing that can stop you other than death of getting fired... :grin2::grin2::grin2::grin2:

cheers everybody....
 

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A positive spin on an unfortunate event. Enjoy the short break, but don't wait too long or it may be hard to get back in the groove.
 
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A positive spin on an unfortunate event. Enjoy the short break, but don't wait too long or it may be hard to get back in the groove.
car business is based on the worst species of human beings... so ... believe me... doesn't matter how bad you are.. they will like you even more ! lol

I have loads of connections... can go walk in a dealership now and start working... like literally within the next couple of days (after the official background check and all the steps)

but I am really considering leaving that whole polluted environment....

it's addictive... you make good money.. but stress makes you age older so fast !!
 

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Feeling for you harleyy_rider22. Although Ive never worked directly in sales I do have some experience with it. I think I understand where youre coming from and what youre saying...Although Ive never met you, I get a sense from your posts that you are an honest straight shooter, and a kind person. Try to enjoy the time off and Im sure a new door will open for you! Good things are gonna happen.
 

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Feeling for you harleyy_rider22. Although Ive never worked directly in sales I do have some experience with it. I think I understand where youre coming from and what youre saying...Although Ive never met you, I get a sense from your posts that you are an honest straight shooter, and a kind person. Try to enjoy the time off and Im sure a new door will open for you! Good things are gonna happen.
Thank you so much for your words big brother....

And I have faith.... Believe it or not.... Never in my life that a place kicked me out.... Except for going to a waaaay much better place....

It always worked that way.... :)
 

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You will be good. One door closes another door opens. I got laid off almost 5 years ago. That was after working full time for 32 years. No health insurance since then. Cant afford it. Ive been free lancing for over 4 years and I continue to survive. I feel real bad about not working full time..... Except on those beautiful mornings around 10 O clock AM when everyones working and Im out on the bike. !!! Then I feel bad for everyone else! lol Hang Tough!!! Not working full time leaves you open for other opportunities.
I got a few parts in a movie bout a year and a half ago... Only because I wasnt working full time. Hang Tough Friend!
 

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at first I was a little hesitant to write... and even after writing I thought about going back and editing the whole thing...

but honestly... now I really feel great.... thank you... each and everyone...

I wasn't wrong when I thought of how supportive would be my fellows and brothers in biking.......

and it is very true...
a door closes and many others open... I hate lying ... but in car business you have to be a big liar... or another liar at another dealership will take the deal from you and you will have no food to put on the table

cheers everyone ... and no thanks words can be enough :smile2:
 

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car business

at first I was a little hesitant to write... and even after writing I thought about going back and editing the whole thing...

but honestly... now I really feel great.... thank you... each and everyone...

I wasn't wrong when I thought of how supportive would be my fellows and brothers in biking.......

and it is very true...
a door closes and many others open... I hate lying ... but in car business you have to be a big liar... or another liar at another dealership will take the deal from you and you will have no food to put on the table

cheers everyone ... and no thanks words can be enough :smile2:
JD Power and customer satisfaction surveys have successfully killed the car business. as soon as you give the retail public the power to slam you with an email survey your dead in the water. regardless how well you, your dealership do their jobs these people are miserable pieces of ****, the kind that mistreat and stiff waitresses. when a car dealer bases your pay on your csi your're fuct. get out if you can !!!
"discontent is the first necessity of progress"
 

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JD Power and customer satisfaction surveys have successfully killed the car business. as soon as you give the retail public the power to slam you with an email survey your dead in the water. regardless how well you, your dealership do their jobs these people are miserable pieces of ****, the kind that mistreat and stiff waitresses. when a car dealer bases your pay on your csi your're fuct. get out if you can !!!
"discontent is the first necessity of progress"
surveys were a big deal at first... but there is always a work around.. (wrong email...or even an email that you make yourself and the survey comes to you)

or another way (which we call it Organic)...
to promise something like a car wash / full tank of gas (after receiving a perfect survey)

that is how I survived the past 4 years with a perfect CSI :) lol

totally agree with this....
"discontent is the first necessity of progress"
 

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Yeah, I know this is an old thread, but everyone is selling something. The sales profession is one of integrity and just like any other business or organization there are reputable people and there are dregs. Have you ever considered selling motorcycles with your sales experience? You could sell a product that you love and believe in, and steer people in the right direction. Also in general, the real estate market seems to be currently on the upswing. You may be able to have some weekends off, plus flexible hours. I got fired from a sales job once and I worked for the company for 10 years. I was totally bummed for a while but it turned out to be one of the best things that happened to me! I started my own business and that was 16 years ago. Rock on my brutha!
 

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Yeah, I know this is an old thread, but everyone is selling something. The sales profession is one of integrity and just like any other business or organization there are reputable people and there are dregs. Have you ever considered selling motorcycles with your sales experience? You could sell a product that you love and believe in, and steer people in the right direction. Also in general, the real estate market seems to be currently on the upswing. You may be able to have some weekends off, plus flexible hours. I got fired from a sales job once and I worked for the company for 10 years. I was totally bummed for a while but it turned out to be one of the best things that happened to me! I started my own business and that was 16 years ago. Rock on my brutha!
well... it never gets old... and as most of people here said about getting fired from a place to be more likely the best thing that happened to them...

I have started working hard on getting a real estate appraiser license, it's a long process... but pays off.. being your own boss, and also not so many appraisers and too much work...

as for Motorcycles, I thought about it before, but at the end of the day sales is like a dog fight... you have to be alert... and keep record of everything, and be careful from people around you stealing your customers, Managers not giving spiffs they promise, even customers after you work with them for hours & days, then they go buy elsewhere...
Plus having this constant rejection and having to have a thick skin to always accept rejection with a smile, while you're boiling from inside...
Too much negative energy...
I am really tired of all that...

I heard good things about Appraisal... and actually the license is pretty tough to get.... besides you have to complete one year as a trainee (with a very low payment) ... which makes it repelling to so many people...

Again... I have to say....I am so blessed by having all this support from everyone...
 

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Good for you bud. Stick with it and I'm sure everything will work out for you. The training period probably helps weed out the people who are not determined enough to stick with it. Even so, something else may develop for you in the meantime . . .
 
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