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The Biz According to Snidely: February 10, 2018


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Tom has been working as an independent contractor (I/C) and earns a decent living closing deals in the timeshare industry.

But unfortunately one of his children recently needed surgery for a small bowel resection. With no health insurance, costs quickly climbed to around $48,641.82 and, sadly, he had to dip into the family nest egg, borrow some money from a couple of relatives and take a 3rd out on the family home to cover everything.

Hopefully Tom will finally figure out that he’s been played for a sucker and will move on to a timeshare developer who will be happy to provide him and his family the security of full benefits that include medical & life insurance as well as paid vacation time, paid sick leave, an employer-contributing or sponsored retirement plan plus, of course, spiffs, bonuses and a commission structure far better than what he’s being paid as an I/C.

This column, formerly known as “Weekly Wisecrack” is primarily (but not always) a somewhat snarky look inside the workings of the timeshare industry, usually from the viewpoint of sales and marketing representatives. It strives to shed light on the real-life issues faced by timeshare professionals working in the industry. Do you have a different point of view? Leave your own caption or opinion in the Comments if you’re so inclined…
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1 comment

  1. Anonymous

    Since Tom already has a family to take care of; if he doesn’t know better by know he probably never will.



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