{December 14, 2018}   2 Days In and It’s Dead

I started my 2nd job at the car lot last night and it was dead. One or two calls that is about it. The one guy that works there had a friend come in to look at a car. He said he was going to come back this morning to buy it. That was it.

I worked with the owners son last night. He was the main one staring me down that 2nd day I went back to talk to them. I got there last night he told me we were going to be closing together and he would show me things. I thought oh boy this should be a great night.

But he ended up being pretty nice. He showed me a few things and said the other lady there would show me better tonight when I came in. We talked off and on through the night. He pretty decent.

Tonight I got there and I seen the owner in the other guys office. I walked back there. I said am I supposed to clock in or anything? He said you just did your good. I said okay. Last week he had me write down a number but it hadn’t come back up. Last night when we were locking up he ask if I had a code for the alarm? I said no. Then I thought I said I gave him a number last week that is probably what it is for. So when I asked about clocking in I ask if that was what the number was for he said yes. But that I didn’t have a key so. I said I know not worried about it. Was just asked I thought of that wanted to make sure I don’t forget if it is.

They told me I would be working with the other guy that was out there last week with the owners son. He would show me more if anything happen tonight. It was slow again. He called him in introduced us and told us the other girl would work with us. I guess he is new at the selling part too so she was there to help. I am not really sure. We talked a little but part of the night she sat and showed me how to put payments and things in. Then the guy from last night came back and the owner told me and the guy to work it together and we would split what was made. He would take care of the other guy because he was supposed to translate for us. They say they don’t speak english. But the guy did he was helping his son in law buy the car. We spent a while with them and they ended up not buying it. He said it was to much over all the interest rate was to high. He had good credit and all this. But he did not want to have his credit checked or anything like that. He was not willing to give his social or anything. He kept saying his credit was good we act like it isn’t and aren’t giving him a fair deal.

I looked at him and said but you are not using your credit. You do not want this to be tied to your credit in anyway. So we are not using it we can’t assume anything without proof you just doing buy here pay here. He looked at it told son in law no it is to much and they left. I knew he wasn’t going to take it to start with. He was mad they wouldn’t haggle price with him bring price down. But he wasn’t giving us the full down payment even. Some now some in 6 weeks. They didn’t want to give their number wanted the kid who is 17 to sign for it all instead of him. It was all a shady mess from the time they walked in.

But the time of the year that it is I know it is going to be dead the next few weeks. Until after the new year. Like they said. I just want to get it all over with. I want to be able to walk through it all with someone and know what I am doing so I can be on my own and not have someone over my shoulder all the time. I just want to fall into a routine and not be “new” anymore. Like my job now I know how everything works and on my own Ibdon’t have a someone holding my hand watching every move and questioning everything. They really aren’t it is just that feel like your being watched. The guy I was closing with Thursday night said man I hated asking the boss questions when I started be would yell at me and everything. I never wanted to ask him stuff but I had to. I guess he thought about what he was saying he said but he won’t do you that way. He be nice to you. I just grinned. I tell him same thing I tell anyone else, I am not going to be treated that way talk to like that. You don’t have enough money to pay me if you wanted to. I don’t care.

After walking through payments I think I can handle them on my own. We were halfway through putting a mock deal in amd it was time to go home. But it is pretty much fill in the box and your just taking information from the forms they are giving you. So I think I will be okay. I have to see how we work getting the tags, temp tags, insurance and things like that. I close with Mr. Auto tonight so I figure he will show me more maybe I don’t know. He has not said a lot to me the last few nights. I go in get my stuff then

The guy I worked with tonight I know from somewhere. I had been trying to figure it out since I seen him the other day. I never said anything. Later tonight after the people left he came over and said I know you and I can’t figureout from where. I laughed, I said I have been trying to figure out the samething. We talked a little never could figure out where from. It is going to drive me crazy until one of us figures it out. Normally it wouldn’t but it is like I should really know who this is and from where and have no idea. The fact niether of us have common names and the name don’t seem femilure to me. It does but it don’t. But his face and voice seems like someone I have known or been around at least offten even if I didn’t get to know him at the time. I knew of him. If that makes since.

Writing this I am wondering if he maybe worked with my dad or ex or if I know one of his ex. I was thinking maybe my step dads family too. Just can’t figure it out.


{December 8, 2018}   Another Job

Well a lot has happen since I posted You can’t leave here, we need you yesterday I got a call on the way to work. It was the car lot guy that was talking about buying my truck. I was surprised because I have not heard from him in a while.

He said oh you answered. I said what do you mean? He said you don’t answer my calls or return my text. I was trying to figureout what I done to you. I decided I try one last time and if you didn’t answer I would have Sleeping Beauty get a hold of you.

I said I have not gotten one call from you since way back. I wondered what happen with you. We talked a bit. He ask where I was and what I was doing? I told him headed over the bridge to work. He said he was calling because his boss ask if he knew anyone who needed a job. He told him me. He said it would be evenings and weekend. I said I was interested but had to go to work and then go to the other place for a few hours. I asked more about it he said he was going to talk to the boss call me back.

I thought about it I messaged him ask if they would be at the lot this morning because I could stop in before work. He said he would call me in a bit. I didn’t hear from him. I went to the other office and worked a few hours. Then decided to call him see if he needed help. He asked if I could stop by talk I told him I was right around the corner I would stop by.

I went in he was busy and sat over behind his desk in a chair. In a bit they brought me an application I filled that out. He had me go in and talk to the owner I think it is. He talked to me for a bit he said he was going to think about it. He wanted someone 4 to 9 I told him I could only do 5:30 to close. He said he would have to figure out if he could do it. Said he wasn’t sure he was going to check my stuff out and things. That he liked me. He just needed to think about some things and figure out if he could work somethings out.

That was all Wednesday, yesterday Thursday why I was at work I had a call I didn’t answer it. I was busy trying to get the guys work. In a bit the guy wanted my truck was calling. I messaged him and told him I was busy I would call them back in a bit. Two of the guys were there too so I figured I would call when they left. The owner left and I called the boss guy back. He asked if I could come in when I got off and talk to him some more. I told him I would.

I pulled in there were two or three guys outfront they watch me looking at my truck from time I pulled on the lot. I pulled right up in front and parked a space over from where they were standing. I seen them looking my truck over and stair me down when I got out of the truck. I walked right up to them they were standing infront of the door. One open it went in held it. Other said go ahead I went in. The one that walked in first said can I help you or something. I ask for owner by name. He said jr or sr? I said sr. He said you are? Still not real friendly kind of flipped or rude i don’t know how to explain it. I told him my name he just looks at me stupidly. Then said for or about. I said the job. I was bold and stern when I was answering him. Let him know I wasn’t impressed or intimidated by his cocky self. I said the job his attitude changed big time. Both of them. It was oh okay nice to meet you right this way yada yada. Took me right to his office told him I was there.

In a minute he called me in, there was another guy there with him. The other guy closed the door and sat down with us. The owner said to him this is so an so. Everyone seems to know her a little or of her a little. She worked for boss at the transmission shop and so and so n so worked with her over there, he speaks very highly of her. The sales guy knows a little about her he told her to come in.

I found it interesting the way he said everyone seems to know her a little or know of her a little. Struck me as kind of odd. I don’t know. Why not oh she worked for so and so and this one worked with her there and that one knows her they speak highly of her. Or they all worked together or know of each other they. Everyone seems to know her a little or of her a little. Odd choice of words. He said he talked to me the night before and felt I was what they were looking for. We talked a while more they said it was minimum wage and 1099. He said Ii would be answering phones taking payments and SELLING CARS. I have never sold a car in my life other than my own. I love to car shop but I don’t know anything about selling them other than parking them in my yard and wait for someone to knock on the door and make me an offer. But I took it anyway, they feel I can do it and willing to give me a chance I am going to take it. I like learning new things so why not. I get my hourly pay regardless and then if I sell a car I get 10% of the down payment. Then if I sell one cash out right I get 10 or 15% of the profit they make.

I have talk to a few friends they all think it is a great idea and that I will do really good at it and make some money. I hope if I do great if I don’t its alright at least I get to try and learn something new. They asked when I wanted to start. I was thinking it was like Tuesday and I was trying to decide what to say.  I realised it was Thursday. I have plans Saturday. I said when do you need someone to start. They said just tell us when you can or want to start it’s fine. I said okay how about Monday because I have plans with the kids this weekend. The one said okay, about the same time the other said well you only work Wednesday-Saturday so you will start your normal day Wednesday. I said okay. We finished talking and I stood up to get ready to go the owner said business cards we should probably get her cards. Thebother guy said she hasn’t even left yet I will get it. I laughed. He then asked if I wanted my cell phone number on them. I said yeah sure. I was thinking about it as I said it. I said you know what no lets not put it on there. I said I have had this number over 8 years now I don’t want to have to change it. If it don’t work or something. The other guy said oh yeah you don’t want to worry about all that. The owner said yeah I wouldn’t put it on there my son is having a horrible time with two customers this week because he put his on there they are driving him crazy.

My friend tonight said I should of went and got a prepaid phone to use so they could get a hold of me the 3 days I am not there and I don’t lose sells. I hadn’t thought of that.

Last night they were talking about how long everyone had been there and things. The one said people last 3 or 4 weeks and gone or they are here forever. I thought of him saying that a few mintues before when we were talking about the number and cards. I thought if it dont last i have ton people calling forever maybe. But if I am still there the first of the year I am going to do like she said and go get some kind of other phone and put it on my cards if I am doing good.

They said this is a good time to start because it will be slow but not so slow I can’t learn and things. But come end of January it will get busy and they will be slammed and I will make money. I won’t try to me learning in the mad rush of things.

Now I just want this weekend/week to get over so I can start. I hate waiting to start a new job like this. I like to start right away. Like with the knife job where I started the next day. I could of started tonight and tomorrow I guess but I wasn’t going to cancel on the kids this weekend and our plans.

I haven’t told the kids yet, big guy is going to be upset i have to work Saturdays now. I was hoping to keep my weekends free for the kids. But I need the money and to get through Christmas.

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