So i just started this sales job. Im 19 with zero sales expereince. I at first thought this was a call center job... its actually door to door which is horrible and hard. I had my first training day today and i hate this job more than anything in the world. First off you have to be in a nieghborhood from 2pm to 7pm going door to door to people who immedietly turn you down. you have to sell a cable providing company. I had to say this pitch 40 times today (not even lying). They told me if i dont learn it by tomorrow they send me home. Also you have to use your own transportation and drive very very far t (i mean VERY far) to sell to neighborhoods. Should i just quit? Its physically tiring. I HATE it. And you can't make money unless you sell.
Most Helpful Guy
Run. Run for your life. Get the hell out of there.
Unless you are a natural salesperson, this job will be hell, especially if there is no basic salary and your pay is entirely based on commission.
I had a similar experience too – I applied for and got an interview with a ‘marketing company’. I turned up and was met by a sunburned man with bleach blonde hair in a cheap suit with a tie done up so badly it looked more like a napkin. He talked at length about the great opportunities and great culture and yadda yadda yadda, and then said several of his team were heading out, would I like to go with them?
I had my car, so an experienced guy jumped in the front seat and we followed another shitty car full of young idiots (all with gelled hair, cheap business attire and obnoxious attitudes) up out of the city and into a subdivision. I accompanied this guy as we went door to door, knocking and trying to sell them a long distance plan.
In the three hours, we had ONE sale. I couldn’t believe she even accepted, since it involve letting two sketchy looking young men (us) into her house to fill in paperwork, just so she could call family in India cheaper.
Naturally, they offered me the job since it was entirely on me to make my own money. I left. Screw that. You are taken advantage of since all the costs are entirely on you, including transportation. Get a job in a restaurant or a retail store or SOMETHING that pays an actual wage.1
Most Helpful Girl
Aw I feel for you babe. That's how I felt at the job I've been working at for 2 weeks. It's not what I expected and I knew that since my day 1 of working there. If the money's the issue and you hate the physical aspect of it all then you should just let it go and find something better. I'm getting shit pay at my job too but I'm gonna stick it out until the summer because I feel like it would look bad for me to leave so soon.1