Those of you closest to me know I am writing a book. I Wish Bitch Slapping Was a Form Of Management is sure to be a best seller. The title alone is spectacular. It’s a collection of short stories from the HR trenches, and a look inside the brain of every HR person and manager ever.
But that’s not my new job.
My ultimate goal is to become a professional writer and speaker. I need to learn how to sell things if I plan on selling my book and services.
So… I am going to sell all the cars for a few years. Maybe longer. Just depends on where this adventure takes me.
That’s right, folks! I am going to learn how to sell things in an extremely lucrative and cut throat environment. I figure having a business of my own one day will be extremely difficult, and I need to learn what it’s like to live on a 100% commission pay plan.
And dammit, I will be so freaking good at this. I’ve never met a stranger, so it works.
Starting Monday, I will begin working as a Pre-Owned Sales Consultant at the #2 volume used car lot in Toledo.
It is pretty much unheard of to step into a used car sales role without previous car sales experience in this town. All of the other dealerships I spoke to only offered me new car sales. Used car sales is harder, the product is everything under the sun, so I have to learn all about all kinds of cars.
And as scary as that sounds, I couldn’t be more excited to step out on that lot and move some metal.
I know some of you are probably like WHAT THE FUCK IS MEREDITH THINKING?
Well, I don’t care if you’re thinking that. I don’t have to manage anyone but myself, the money is spectacular, my boss is laid back, and I’ve grown to love cars like you wouldn’t believe. I know what I’m doing. It’s all part of the plan. And if anyone can break the stigma of “Sleazy Used Car Salesman”, it’s a former HR Director.
My new boss, Herman, said I have to sell a car on my fist day. Uh? Sorta pissing my pants about that, Herman. If you need a car, I AM BEGGING YOU to come and see me on Monday. Hell, if you don’t need a car, come and see me on Monday so Herman thinks I am rock star, and I’ll just practice on you.
CORRECTION: MY NEW BOSS IS TONY! HE’D ALSO LIKE ME TO SELL A CAR ON MY FIRST DAY. WHICH IS NOW TUESDAY!
And guess what! I’m their only girl! I like to call that an instant leg up, since women typically sell more cars than men.
I’ve already picked the car I want to sell on
This is a fun whip, right? CLICK HERE for details! I’m sure Tony will give you a great deal!
Anyway, come see me for all of your vehicle needs at
Franklin Park Lincoln Mercury on Monroe Street Thayer Chevrolet in Bowling Green on Main Street. If it isn’t bolted to the floor, I am going to sell it you!
So what do you think? Car sales? Super good idea, right?