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Okay so here it goes guys! I respect you alls honestly! I'm going back and forth between a decision and wanted your opinions.

Currently as you all know I work for H&H Chevrolet. I'm one of the internet sales managers. I help answer all incoming phone calls and internet leads. I have a base salary and then get commission on top of it. I can live fairly comfortable on what I make. The dynamic of our department has really changed since adding a new person and I just don't get along with him at all. This has prompted me to thing about other options. well I was approached my our General Sales Manager and New Car Manager about being our Truck Specialist on the Floor. This would mean I would be working on commission based only with a Draw if I do not make the goals I need. While I'm not worried about not hitting goals as I have proven myself several times. The main thing I'm worried about is the hour difference. I would have to work every Saturday and bell to bell on some days. While I would not be guaranteed to make the same amount of money I make know but If I do what I should I can make almost triple what i make now.


So my questions is. If you were in my situation which would you go for. Stay where I am or move to floor sales with the potential of making more money.

Thanks
Chris
 

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I would hate working Saturdays and bell to bell. I would also like the guaranteed $$. Maybe if it is that bad (co-worker) find a different dealer.
 

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I would hate working Saturdays and bell to bell. I would also like the guaranteed $$. Maybe if it is that bad (co-worker) find a different dealer.
I should clarify its not bell to bell every day. i would get one day off during the week and then two days that are either early out or late in.

The way it is now. I get every other Saturday off and no day off during the week.

I'm too loyal if I leave this dealership it would never be to go to another dealership.
 

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That's a tough call. The hours would be what would get me. I left a job that was very comfortable until management showed their true colors. Be somewhere you won't dread going every day. I love sales, but no Saturdays for me, so I honestly can't say I'd be able to swap if I were you. Triple money is nice though.
 

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I voted take it!! Nothing ventured nothing gained!!!
We could weigh the options all day long. It shows your employer that your dedicated and want to move up that ladder. Are there are down falls? Yes, but thats for you to sort out. You can make triple what your making now, but what you have to weigh is are you that dedicated to your job? are the benefits that much better? Sales is an up and down market, do you like your guarenteed paycheck every two weeks or do you think that you are driven enough to make it work? just my peso.
 

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I would hate working Saturdays and bell to bell. I would also like the guaranteed $$. Maybe if it is that bad (co-worker) find a different dealer.
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...I used to HATE working Saturdays!!!! That aspect alone would prompt me to stay where you're at:2cents:....if the new guy is such an ass, why not try to avoid him at all costs; limited exposure would reduce the possibility of him pissing you off....but, more money=more mods, so.....thats a tough call--good luck with that....:cheers1:
 

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I voted take it!! Nothing ventured nothing gained!!!
We could weigh the options all day long. It shows your employer that your dedicated and want to move up that ladder. Are there are down falls? Yes, but thats for you to sort out. You can make triple what your making now, but what you have to weigh is are you that dedicated to your job? are the benefits that much better? Sales is an up and down market, do you like your guarenteed paycheck every two weeks or do you think that you are driven enough to make it work? just my peso.
see thats the thing...i'm just as dedicated time and energy wise as the people on the sales floor. so that part is nothing new to me. I get that sales are a feast or starve industry. That is my main struggle. Currently the average of the sales people make $5,000. the Upper tier guys are making 10-12 a month.
 

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That minimum is a great salary, 60k a year is good living(thats before taxes of course)so long as you are meeting your quota. You will definatly have to sell your soul sometimes for that paycheck.
 

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Chris good luck with this. Go with your gut feeling
 

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I personally prefer a salary but I say you should go for it. You will never know the outcome unless you try. Plus, you don't want to regret NOT taking the offer if you don't do it. :2cents:
 

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Okay so here it goes guys! I respect you alls honestly! I'm going back and forth between a decision and wanted your opinions.

Currently as you all know I work for H&H Chevrolet. I'm one of the internet sales managers. I help answer all incoming phone calls and internet leads. I have a base salary and then get commission on top of it. I can live fairly comfortable on what I make. The dynamic of our department has really changed since adding a new person and I just don't get along with him at all. This has prompted me to thing about other options. well I was approached my our General Sales Manager and New Car Manager about being our Truck Specialist on the Floor. This would mean I would be working on commission based only with a Draw if I do not make the goals I need. While I'm not worried about not hitting goals as I have proven myself several times. The main thing I'm worried about is the hour difference. I would have to work every Saturday and bell to bell on some days. While I would not be guaranteed to make the same amount of money I make know but If I do what I should I can make almost triple what i make now.


So my questions is. If you were in my situation which would you go for. Stay where I am or move to floor sales with the potential of making more money.

Thanks
Chris
With sacrifice comes reward..

Question is, can you sacrifice the time to make it work..?
 

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how many units do you average per month?
new or abused?
 

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That's a ruff call man, the money always looks good but not being 100% stable on income doesn't look so nice.

Remember there's no such thing as free money, good money is hard to come by and easy to lose.

You got to ask yourself one question, can you live on the lowest possible income you could make for a few months?

I was some what in the same situation, looking to leave this job for a new job because of more money. But my problem with it was, I've been here for 7 years. Stable job, steady paycheck. I knew what was going to happen everyday in and day out.

The new job well, I didn't know even if it was going to work out after the grace period. And not knowing if I was going to like or even be able to keep my job in 90 days scared the shit out of me.

Some times you need to look at the bigger picture.

Do yourself a favor and make a pros and cons list. List everything you can think of being good and bad. Then go with which one has more good in it.


Note: I did not vote.
 

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I say take the job, make some money, and move up to F and I
 

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Will you only sell trucks?

Think about what rising gas prices may do to truck sales. Also, the future fuel economy rules. I assume for inetrnet manager you're involved in all kinds of sales. Will truck specialist limit you if truck sales go down?
 

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Tough call. If you can handle the hours and days, I say go for it. You may not get another opportunity like this one.
 

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see thats the thing...i'm just as dedicated time and energy wise as the people on the sales floor. so that part is nothing new to me. I get that sales are a feast or starve industry. That is my main struggle. Currently the average of the sales people make $5,000. the Upper tier guys are making 10-12 a month.
10-12 a month HIGH, what are the lows?
 

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Think about what rising gas prices may do to truck sales. Also, the future fuel economy rules. I assume for inetrnet manager you're involved in all kinds of sales. Will truck specialist limit you if truck sales go down?
No I will/can sell anything on the lot new and used...but they are looking for a Truck Specialist who will do all truck orders and then help the majority of truck sales. I will have free reign on everything else.
 
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