Possible carreer change to the Moto industry...
Posted October 06, 2002 - 03:33 PM
Here is my current train of thought;
I would get to go to work and talk to people about my passion. I would finally get paid for helping people buy bikes . I am talking to a couple dealerships in my area and there a some really nice opportunities. I know there will be a large cut in salary, at least in the near term. The hours are much better than I'm used too. Arrrrgggg...
Nervous in Seattle.
Posted October 06, 2002 - 03:48 PM
My philosophy goes something like this..... "Enjoy what you do today and the money will come tomorrow." I know it may not be an exact science but it has worked for me if that is any consolation.
Follow your dreams my friend, and the reward shall follow.
Good luck and keep the faith,
Posted October 06, 2002 - 04:19 PM
Now of course I am generalising, and it would be a good thing if more people with a passion for bikes were on the sales floor... I always reckoned that sales people should be paid an hour a day to read TT and keep up with the bikes they are trying to sell... wouldn't that be a refreshing change, walking into a dealer and having sensible answers to your questions, rather than a "hey dude, I know, cuz I sell them" attitude...
Rant mode off....
Good luck - there will be opportunities beyond the bike sales for a bright person with some passion and initiative.
Posted October 06, 2002 - 04:28 PM
Posted October 06, 2002 - 04:48 PM
As for not working in a job that is your passion... THEN WHAT THE HELL ARE DREAMS FOR??
Posted October 06, 2002 - 06:54 PM
I, too, hope to someday find out if that is true. Good luck, Mr_Toyz!
Posted October 07, 2002 - 04:40 AM
Posted October 07, 2002 - 05:22 AM
There are good things and bad things with any job. The bad things are what end up destroying your enjoyment of working.
Many years ago I was lucky enough to make my living by riding. For a couple of years it was great and I couldn't believe I was getting paid to do this.
Then I found myself home on weekends not wanting to ride because I was on a bike for the last 4 days. I lost my hobby.
You understand sales and motorcycles. If you do both full time what will you do for fun?
My 2 cents and change.
Posted October 07, 2002 - 03:26 PM
On the other hand I've always went to a bike shop to buy. They didn't have to try and sell it I already wanted it. But it is nice to see people who enjoy making others happy.Good Luck!
Posted October 07, 2002 - 07:23 PM
I know this from the photography industry where I took my hobby and snagged a job as a shooter. Five years & 7500 rolls of film later, you coudn't get me to pick up my camera unless you were paying me. Ten years later I still have the gear, but the desire still hasn't returned.
Don't let it happen to you.
Posted October 09, 2002 - 06:09 PM
I went ahead and took the job. So far so good. I had an incredible first day. I had more fun working today than I ever have had at any previous job...
Sold two bike and $3700 in accessories. They love me...
Hey, If I can help any of you guys please let me know. I'm at RMC (Renton Motorsports Co.), Renton, WA. Ask for Joe. We're currently selling Honda, Polaris, Suzuki and Kawasaki. We're adding Yamaha, 3 ski boat lines and a few others in a few months. We'll be the only Dealership in the Northwest to have all of the big 4! Pretty cool!
Anyway, thanks again guys.
Posted October 10, 2002 - 06:28 AM
If your not doing what you love....You're just puttin in time for the man....
Good Luck Toyz.....Have fun