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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-03-2007, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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In need of a new job...

Im looking for a new job and am open to possibilities in just about any field as long as its somewhat interesting work. I would prefer something salary over commission but a job that is both would be okay. Currently I have 7 years (going on 8) in banking and Credit Union, including about 3 years in mortgages, and I am sick of it and need a change. Thought about car sales but the hours suck and the pay is minimal but bike sales is something I would consider if there was salary involved (hours are a little different at most bike dealerships). anyone live in the MD/DC/Northern VA area that has some insight on companies that are hiring? I am willing to start at the bottom for decent pay (while taking a pay cut) as long as there is room for advancement preferrably sooner rather than later.

so, what ya got for me TWF?
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If you like the southwest, they're in need of help building a fence. (along the border) j/k

Wish I could help ya....good luck with the job search.

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If you like the southwest, they're in need of help building a fence. (along the border) j/k

Wish I could help ya....good luck with the job search.
hahah... dude i would sign up to do that in a heartbeat if i could get paid for it.
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hahah... dude i would sign up to do that in a heartbeat if i could get paid for it.
Stick with morgage and open your own business. My brother in law owns owns his own morgage broker business and he pulls down a cool half mil a year. You dont want to sell vehicles of any kind. The money sucks something fierce, unless you are in managment. (one of my neighbors is a sales manager at a local dealership).
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hahah... dude i would sign up to do that in a heartbeat if i could get paid for it.
You can.... ya just have to enlist in the military.

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You can.... ya just have to enlist in the military.

actually thought about that too... im a big P***y when it comes to that though. I dont think I have the balls to be a military man.
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actually thought about that too... im a big P***y when it comes to that though. I dont think I have the balls to be a military man.
Once you get thru basic, it isn't so bad, I did it yrs ago. Good learning experience.

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Stick with morgage and open your own business. My brother in law owns owns his own morgage broker business and he pulls down a cool half mil a year. You dont want to sell vehicles of any kind. The money sucks something fierce, unless you are in managment. (one of my neighbors is a sales manager at a local dealership).

the mortgage business is so unstable though and if you work for one of those sub prime lenders your company is in the toilet now...

I figured auto sales would suck something awful but i wouldnt mind working for one of the big companies on the corporate level.
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Once you get thru basic, it isn't so bad, I did it yrs ago. Good learning experience.
yeah, its always in the back of my mind. Im 25 now and guess i could go in for a couple years and come out and I dont have to make a career out of it but still... scares me.
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yeah, its always in the back of my mind. Im 25 now and guess i could go in for a couple years and come out and I dont have to make a career out of it but still... scares me.
I was 23 when I enlisted. I was a helicopter crew chief and ended up getting
a job with Boeing when I got out. That lasted 10 yrs til I got laid off, but it was good money and I actually vested with them, so I'll get a small pension.

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I was 23 when I enlisted. I was a helicopter crew chief and ended up getting
a job with Boeing when I got out. That lasted 10 yrs til I got laid off, but it was good money and I actually vested with them, so I'll get a small pension.
yeah I play saxophone and could essentially join one of the military bands if I chose to go that route...
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yeah I play saxophone and could essentially join one of the military bands if I chose to go that route...
Go to school, thats the best thing you can do.
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Go to school, thats the best thing you can do.
true but then I need to find something in school that I want to do, as well as need a job to maintain my lifestyle while in school.
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yeah I play saxophone and could essentially join one of the military bands if I chose to go that route...
That would be cool. I know being a Vet has helped me get several jobs in the past.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to push the military on you, but it's always
something to consider.

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true but then I need to find something in school that I want to do, as well as need a job to maintain my lifestyle while in school.
Get a job with your honey over there at AGV. That would be a sweet gig.
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That would be cool. I know being a Vet has helped me get several jobs in the past.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to push the military on you, but it's always
something to consider.

No I know what you mean, and you aren't really telling me something I havent already thought about in the past anyway. Maybe I just need to stop being a lazy punk and get myself back in school or talking to a recruiter.
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Get a job with your honey over there at AGV. That would be a sweet gig.
It so would, but she said they only have internships right now i believe. her office is literally 5 minutes from my house. Would be awesome!
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On the military:
Not sure about active duty, but I know Nat'l Guard is handing out $20,000 sign on bonus (depending on MOS) and then the pay for the weekends you work. Pretty good money overall, for the work that is done.

On sales:
I work in the Automotive industry.
Salesmen are paid on commission per vehicle sold. Just say you get $200/car (close to average) you sell 10 cars a month, you get $2000 pre tax. There are spiffs and such that some dealerships will run, as well as the different manufacturers will reward high salesmen too with different promo's.
There is a "base" salary, but it's more of a minium than a salary. The base where I work is $1,200/month. So (using a $200 average again) if you sell 4 cars, you get $1,200, if you sell 6 cars, you get $1,200, if you sell 8 cars, you get $1,600.

I have a couple friends that work at the local Zuke/Kawi dealership, and the pay is simialar. They make between $150-$400 per rig sold. Differs between bikes/atv's/jet ski's/etc. I would assume there is a minimum there too, but not sure what it is.

My If you do go with sales, especially Recreational sales, be sure to get with a place that sells bikes and atv's and sleds and jetski's. I've seen too many places that have just summer toys lay a LOT of sales men off in off season, or if they are not getting laid off, they aren't making much money.
Depending on what you are looking at making, the auto or the rec sales field, you can probalby figure on making around 30K a year, if you can sell.

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well, if you're into bikes, might think about motorcycle mechanics institue.

a career in cycles. just a suggestion. figure about 18 months in school.
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Ok, if you want to move to Alabama, I'll have some teller positions coming open soon
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