-by Scoop (November 24, 2017)
recently read an interesting ‘jobs’ ad that a person using a @wyn.com e-mail address posted in an online classifieds service under their “sales’ tab. According to the ad, of which I saved a full screenshot (copy) as a ‘keepsake’, the fee-based ad seemed to be recruiting for “sales & marketing” positions available at one (1) specific “Wyndham Vacation Ownership” (WVO) location.
So Here’s The Scoop: While reading the ad I quickly became excited because my first reaction & thought was “what Sales Professional in their right mind” wouldn’t want a shot at earning nearly $800,000.00 (USD) annually? You read that correctly; close to $1 Million in 12 months selling slices of paradise at this one (1) WVO location somewhere in the Land of Time?
Now I have to admit it’s been awhile since I earned my keep working on those magical little round tables and to be very honest, when I did, without ‘pitching-heat’ and with a net YTD VPG each year of around $5,875 as a front-to-backer (nearly $4,430 when I was a T/O) I never earned anything near $800,000.00 annually.
To be fair there was an income range the ad claimed their top sales pros made in 2016 at this one (1) WVO location and on the low-end the earnings were around $250,000.00 (USD); an income, based on my experience, that under very favorable conditions including sales guest qualifications, etc. is achievable.
From there the earnings published in the ad escalated upwards about 7 levels with the final three incomes earned by their best sales pros in 2016 at this one (1) WVO location being nearly $500,000.00 followed by around $700,000.00 in earnings and the top WVO income earner as a “Sales Professional” for the company that year, at that one (1) location made nearly $800,000.00.
In my universe that is not chump change and when I was much younger, unattached, wild, crazy & with no real responsibilities I may have, on occasion & very late at night after partaking in a couple bevies at a ‘club’ tried to impress some ‘hottie’ that caught my eye by mentioning something about all the money I was making – but, upwards of a Million dollars – annually – as a sales rep – I think not!
Anywho, after pondering the income range tangled in the ad for a few more seconds another reason I became elated is that after my days of working those magical little round tables I had also managed to slither my way up the corporate ladder to near the very top of the food chain.
However, in my very last ‘gig’ with a developer that included a fancy title and the responsibility for all sales/marketing ‘activities’ for multiple sales-centers, sadly, even at that pay grade – for that developer – I wasn’t bringing home $800,000.00 per year.
Now you can understand why making that kind of money as a rep excited MOI! For me it was sort of a ‘Holy Commissions Batman’ kind of moment and when I read that ad yet again I thought – hey, this caped crusader is still full of vitality and crime fighting skills so maybe I should come out of semi-retirement, hit the sales line & do so this time at that one (1) WVO location – and laugh all the way to the
Batcave bank every payday.
And the more I thought about that I began asking myself why not, because, though I do not want this to really get around – I could use an extra $15,000 (+ -) a week especially if all I had to do was sell vacation plans. Something, by the way, I still love to take (vacations) and I’m pretty darn sure I could still sell – maybe even better than before!
So I thought about it for a few more minutes and then decided that perhaps the top earned incomes claimed at that one (1) WVO location were erroneous so in my official capacity (aka: full disclosure) I responded to the person who posted the recruitment advertisement via e-mail seeking confirmation of the income ranges & additional information.
Sadly, nearly two weeks have passed since I e-mailed that person and even though the ad was still posted when I checked that classifieds service a few minutes ago I’ve not received a response.
Oh well, maybe later today or perhaps tomorrow I’ll hear something back and if I do and if I ultimately get hired on to work the sales line I’ll write a follow-up column once I’m paid around $65,000.00 for my first month of being back in the saddle again, so to speak.
Of course anyone else from WVO with a similar “Sales Professional” opportunity can feel free to contact me as well because for that kind of money I’d do just about anything including kicking Lassie, our family Pug, all the way across the living room.
Now calm down because I was just kidding about doing that to Lassie but on the other hand that darn Whiskers – constantly staring at me and watching my every move and rubbing up against my legs all the time; well, that’s entirely a different matter altogether.
Here kitty kitty kitty…
Good Luck Out There
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