Friday, September 2, 2011
The trouble with being punctual is that there is no one there to appreciate it
More often than not I'm jealous of the sales people in my office that are pleasant at least 75% of the time. I now see this is directly correlated with the fact that they only remember, retain, or accomplish about 25% of their job each day. Coincidence? I think not. It shouldn't really be a shock that the less actual work we do each day the happier we are. It's not that these sales people are only selling 25% of what they should, it's that they only work at about 25% of their potential. Making a sale is actually only one part of their job description. Surprisingly, they are also suppose to correctly complete all the associated paperwork and artwork that goes along with each sale, and continue to look for more leads, among other things. But it is much easier to play dumb, pretend to be busy, flat out disappear, or get their manager to do it for them. This way, they still have plenty of time left over to get in a round of golf, or hit the big Macy's Holiday Weekend sale in the afternoon. In the world of sales, freedom can be both a positive and a negative. Maybe if I start picking and choosing which 25% of my job description I wanted to do each day and pawn the rest of on someone else I too would be in a much better mood everyday. TGIF.