Wednesday, May 16 – Friday, May 18

I’m glad I went to Connecticut on Tuesday

No, it’s not just because I got to see my old home state for a (very) short time, or that I rode Metro North for the first time in years.  It turns out that I did well enough in my customer service function that as of the day after Memorial Day I will be doing that sort of duty exclusively.  As in, no more actual sales, all my dealings will be with existing customers.  I can’t even begin to say how happy I am over this development.  Whatever else one may say about being in sales, the salient point is that you don’t have full control over your destiny.  With most jobs, if you do your assigned duties in the correct manner you will do well at the job.  With sales, no matter how hard you try, ultimately it comes down to the customer’s whim.  As I’ve said, if the customer isn’t interested, there’s just not a whole lot you can do no matter how high your skill level may be.  Even when you’re working primarily on salary rather than commission, as has been the case with me for a while, the lack of control can be grating.

I found out about this change on Wednesday.  That day, and the remaining two, went by in a comparative blur.  Which may not be an entirely good thing, I still have to finish up what I’ve been doing,  but I’ll manage.  On all three days I was able to adjust my hours just enough to miss morning traffic on the Sunrise Highway and most of the evening rush as well.

 

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