reply to post by VerityPhantom
But should I sacrifice dignity to pay the bills? It is a hard dilemma is it not? Should I just tough out this economic plight that inflicts me
as of now? Or should I just sell the Darn knives and stop being a wuss? I know this isn’t a big deal I guess… But something inside me tells me
that I shouldn’t do it I haven’t even sold anyone anything yet and I’m already torn between these choices. What if someone saved up all year for
a knife set because they love to cook?
Sacrificing dignity comes in lots of colors. If you are scrubbing toilets or putting bottle caps in a bin at a factor, when you feel it is degrading,
that's not a bad thing to get bills paid. Hell, I took a job scraping trays in the Student Union cafeteria in college...
no big deal.
BUT, if doing so means taking advantage of others who are unsuspecting....that's something else entirely, IMO.
a big deal....if you feel it's a big deal. Sounds like you would see yourself as a snake-oil or used-car salesmen of the 1970s...if you
KNOW the product is inferior, first of all you won't come across as sincere; and second of all you'll feel guilty about it, which will eat at your
Are they giving you a salary plus commission? Or only a commission? I could not do it, but I've been told before that one must just 'do what you
have to do'....and I said, well, no, I don't have to do this if I feel it is wrong.
Go with your gut....you already answered your own question.
As for them schmoozing you as 'management material', yeah, that's the typical entry-level pep talk; then you find out as you move up, ever so slowly,
or overhear things, or discover 'proprietary secrets' that the newbs don't get to see...and if you question the bosses.....um, yeah......bye bye.
In my experience, even if they say 'we have an open door policy! We want fresh eyes and new ideas!' LOL right. What a lie. They want you to come in
and give them your gripes and new ideas so they can write them down, stuff them in your file, and then systematically get rid of you. My last job,
after bringing up an ethics issue that was clearly cut and dried, I was told verbatim: "You don't have to agree with what corporate tells us to do,
you just have to do it."
I left the job. And life went on.
EDIT TO ADD: Flag and star for your courage. Keep fighting the good fight!
edit on 28-1-2012 by wildtimes because: (no reason given)