Friday, September 24, 2010

Good day so far.

Get called to the showroom to help a customer. Guy is interested in a truck on our lot that has yet to be stocked into our inventory, so we go outside to write down the info and find the keys. After talking with him, it sounds like he's ready to buy and the truck we're looking at is exactly what he wants. We check it out, go for a ride around the block then proceed inside to talk over the numbers.

After idle chit chat and number crunching, he's on his way out with the implied intention to call me tomorrow.

Couple minutes later the fleet manager comes into my office and asks for the keys/invoice of the truck I looked at with the guy. Said he had Jim from one of the leasing companies on the phone. He had been in earlier and talked to a salesman and was calling to secure the truck for his company. Through the fleet dpt.
What does this mean? It means I wasted an hour with this douche bag just so he could scout out the truck and buy it through his leasing/fleet company.

I guess it's not all bad. The dealership sold a truck, granted I don't see a penny and did all the work. Goodbye until this evening. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask in the comments, be it about a specific post or this profession in general.


  1. I have shit like this happen all the time at my job. hate it

  2. I did commission-sales in the tools dept. at Sears, and there was nothing more frustrating that I can imagine.

  3. Feels bad man. Sucks when your commission gets swept right out from under you.