My first full day of working as a door-to-door salesman (writeup)

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  1. garypagetwo

    garypagetwo The Gun Gold

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    They dropped me off in a suburban area with a clipboard and a map of where to go. I was nervous as fuck, my hands were sweaty, legs shaky (moms spaghetti). But seriously, my mind was being tortured by how nervous I was. I quickly started calling friends to talk to them and tell them how crazy it was that I was out on my own on just my second day on work. I had hoped to be able to shadow another salesperson again, but they said I was ready.

    My friends kept telling me to just suck it up and do it, although they said they understood it was really difficult.

    Finally, after seriously about an hour of walking around talking on the phone, I opened the front gate to my first house, walked up to the front door...and froze...for about 5 seconds, before I turned around and left. I wasn't ready.

    I called friends and burned off another hour, before I finally decided it was time. Next house...door bell rings.
    No one's home. "Fucking good" I thought as I was walking away.

    And then it happened. I found a house that looked nice, gripped onto my clipboard, and walked up to the front door before ringing the doorbell. Immediately I felt a wave of nervousness sweep over me, as if I were a passenger Shivvy's car as he wildly DUI'd down a busy highway.

    I noticed someone was approaching the door -- and it opened. I think the guy must have been in his...60's? He had a thicker head of hair than a Chriza or KOC, but it was greyish white, and you could tell he was old by his face.

    I started saying "Hey Im from blabla, you've probably heard of us?".

    "What? No"

    Oh fuck...

    "Oh, well you see we ..."

    And I froze. I started choking. Oh my god this is a nightmare, this can't be happening. 5 seconds have passed and I'm still choking. SAY SOMETHING ELSE. I choke on my next sentence too, the words are all escaping me.

    100% honest, I felt like saying then and there "Ok actually nevermind, you're probably not interested".

    But I managed to stammer out a dumb sentence that I'm sure didn't make any sense.

    The guy looked confused, I asked him if he enjoyed making food, he said no, and then he said he wasn't interested.

    "I understand" I said as he was closing the door.

    After that I just gave up. I wandered around the neighborhood for 2 hours before texting my team leader and asking if I could shadow someone for the rest of the day. She texted me back saying that she was driving to my location, and that SHE would shadow me.

    When she arrived, I told her it hadn't gone so well, and asked if I could watch her do one first.
    The guy was super interested, and they started chatting about everything and anything. He was super interested in the product, and just as he was about to sign, his wife came out, so the girl had to spend another 20 minutes convincing the wife. When the deal was finally signed, our time was up, and it was time to pick everyone up and drive back.



    All in all...it was a horrible experience. But I know this is good for me. I need to keep pushing, and I'm going to spend the weekend working on my lines and trying to build up my confidence.

    On a side note, 70% of my coworkers are girls, and 2 of the girls in the car today were seriously 10/10s.


    I wish I had better news to come with, but Im all about keeping it real, garypagetwo style.
     
  2. Chief2Kick

    Chief2Kick I'm all sixes & sevens & nines Staff Member

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    Columbus is a tough town.
     
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    walterHwhite Heisenberg

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    "I felt a wave of nervousness sweep over me, as if I were a passenger Shivvy's car as he wildly DUI'd down a busy"

    Only funny thing. Everything else - fuck off
     
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  5. JameGumb

    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    Do the coworkers know any English like you Gar?

    eOybzn8.jpg
     
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  6. BethSucks

    BethSucks Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    "Calling friends" - that's the fake story Mike
     
  7. gilaet

    gilaet Zen As Fuck Gold

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    I'll wait for the movie.
     
  8. A Succulent Chinese Meal

    A Succulent Chinese Meal Oh, that's a nice headlock, sir. VIP

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    it would be pretty cool if there were door to door door salesmen.
     
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    A Succulent Chinese Meal Oh, that's a nice headlock, sir. VIP

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    Alert
     
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  11. BleedingGums

    BleedingGums Fesh Fox Faggot VIP

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    lulz

    this never happened
     
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  12. A Succulent Chinese Meal

    A Succulent Chinese Meal Oh, that's a nice headlock, sir. VIP

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    That guy looks like he was sculpted out of goose liver pate. He's weirdly greasy.
     
  13. BethSucks

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    [​IMG]
     
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    ice cream Well-Known Member

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    why is gary starting a new job when year 10 at the uni is just around the corner?
     
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  15. A Succulent Chinese Meal

    A Succulent Chinese Meal Oh, that's a nice headlock, sir. VIP

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    I went to uni. Don't throw uni around as the key to success.
     
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    He's a fucking full time student, dude!
     
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    @garypagetwo -- Alert on this shit. Don't let him get away with it.
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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  19. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    didn't read
     
  20. JameGumb

    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    Fucking Narc