Stand­ing up for the sales­man

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

CAR sales staff have been crit­i­cised by for poor ser­vice.

Here, a fa­ther of one (no names, no cha­grin) sticks up for his boy.

“How any­body can do his job with­out the backup of Ho­tel Mum & Dad is be­yond me. He’s de­gree ed­u­cated, works a min­i­mum of 64 hours per week, has a very small ba­sic salary, 25 per cent of his to­tal take-home pay. He has ac­tu­ally had de­mands for 48-hour test drives and no chance of a sale.

“Does the same per­son who de­mands 20 per cent dis­count in a car show­room do the same at Tesco?.

“What do you say to a per­son hav­ing spent hours, days or a month do­ing a deal and then they fail on fi­nance.

“And as far as a sales­man look­ing at Google (men­tioned by a reader), it may be that he has to de­liver a car and was check­ing the route.

“My son de­liv­ered a car on a 600-mile round trip; he did check Google maps to plan the route. Re­mem­ber, a small ba­sic salary and no com­mis­sion earned on this day out.”

SELL­ING POINT: Some car sales staff are not well paid and work long hours.

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