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    Dream job here in Ohio?

    Take a look...especially at the company

    http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=e0a...=tell_a_friend

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    Sounds like a lot of travel involved. Almost everybody I've ever known with similar sales jobs, regardless of how much they like the products and company involved, tell me that sooner or later the travel part gets really old.

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    Ya go where this goes:



    Part of the inside of the trailer rig





    At smaller shows you'll pull this kind of duty:



    Basically you're an item specific circus / carnival barker. "Step right up folks, see Juicy Lucy and her trained Gila Monster. She walks, she talks, she crawls on her belly like a snake....right here through this door, you can touch it, you can lick it, you can hold it to your shoulder....."

    Kansas City today, Fort Worth by Friday, then four days to hit Columbus, refresh the display and then on to a two day-er at a Cabelas in Minnesota.....
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    Fuller Malarkey, I never said this job sounded like a bad gig, did I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuller Malarkey View Post

    Basically you're an item specific circus / carnival barker..
    Awesome !
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    Looks like a CDL required vehicle I wonder if they have a driver to go with it.
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    Wonder what the turn over rate is for that position?

    Can't imagine that they have very good retention - terminal burnout should not take but so long
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    I. Want. This. Job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifeSaidYes View Post
    I. Want. This. Job.
    When all else fails, you'd have the creds to be a gunzine writer and play with more fun toys.
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    Maybe if I took this job they'd fix my f***ing nano, which is now choking even on quality ammo (they concede that it won't work reliably when fed low-power rounds like Wallyworld Federal Champion and 115 gr. Winchester White Box, but it's FTE-ing on the NATO spec stuff too).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveInCO View Post
    Maybe if I took this job they'd fix my f***ing nano, which is now choking even on quality ammo (they concede that it won't work reliably when fed low-power rounds like Wallyworld Federal Champion and 115 gr. Winchester White Box, but it's FTE-ing on the NATO spec stuff too).

    I wouldn't put this statement on your resume get the job first.

    Then take your defective pistol to the factory armorer and say fix this and I bet you well have a very nicely working pistol after wards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifeSaidYes View Post
    I. Want. This. Job.

    So are you putting in a resume?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firearms Iinstuctor View Post
    So are you putting in a resume?
    The worst that could happen is that he'd get the job
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    The worst that could happen is that he'd get the job


    I'll have to re-do my resume as it's geared toward the IT field and a bit out of date.

    A Beretta 92 was the first handgun that felt "right" when I held it.

    Think that story will garner me any points in the interview?
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    A good lie on how wonderful and great it is or was might.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifeSaidYes View Post


    I'll have to re-do my resume as it's geared toward the IT field and a bit out of date.

    A Beretta 92 was the first handgun that felt "right" when I held it.

    Think that story will garner me any points in the interview?
    Must be able to regularly lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
    Well, we know you can throw your weight around. And as an IT guy we know you plink ones and zeros, but having excellent customer service skills?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifeSaidYes View Post


    A Beretta 92 was the first handgun that felt "right" when I held it.
    Shot one of them for years and years. Still have it actually. Never ever jammed except for one round that wasn't crimped right coming apart in the gun as it chambered. Can't blame that on the gun. (The reasons I went away from carrying it are I decided I wanted a cocked-and-locked mode of operation [which CZ gives me] and I realized that technically that grip is too large for my hands. But I wouldn't hesitate to use it, if it were in front of me when SHTF.)

    Beretta's reputation as far as I am concerned is solid; that's why I grabbed the nano when I saw it for sale. Now I wish I had done some research.

    On the plus side (sort of) I cleaned it last night, put 72 rounds of Winchester 124 grain nato AND 75 rounds of Fiocchi (somewhat hotter). One malf with the NATO, none with the Fiocchi. Given the NATO stuff is supposed to be borderline hot enough, this isn't inconsistent with the gun just wanting hot ammo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by color of law
    Well, we know you can throw your weight around.
    With every step I take, baby!

    Quote Originally Posted by color of law
    And as an IT guy we know you plink ones and zeros, but having excellent customer service skills?????
    That's just the thing. I have survived as an alpha geek who can also speak fluent "layman".

    I have customers that keep calling me JUST because I don't smell bad, because I can groom myself, and because I don't get mad and yell at their equipment.

    Seriously. I had a customer (smaller, older lady) that had previously asked a tech (bigger guy) to leave her office because he was frightening her by yelling at and slapping the computer he was working on.

    When I had employees, that was the hardest thing to find...customer service skills. I could teach the tech stuff. I couldn't teach good customer service.


    I'm a one-man operation at this point, and I am seriously getting burnt-out on IT. Or maybe it's just self-employment that's bugging me. I don't have a sales force to do my cold-calling for me. I wouldn't mind getting an actual, regular paycheck again.

    It may be a sales position, but dang it, "I'm here to sell you guns!" is a sales pitch I would love to deliver without risk of arrest!

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    But, if you get the job you can't throw loaded mags on the ground.

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    As long as they continue to be S&W mags, I doubt Beretta would mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifeSaidYes View Post
    With every step I take, baby!



    That's just the thing. I have survived as an alpha geek who can also speak fluent "layman".

    I have customers that keep calling me JUST because I don't smell bad, because I can groom myself, and because I don't get mad and yell at their equipment.

    Seriously. I had a customer (smaller, older lady) that had previously asked a tech (bigger guy) to leave her office because he was frightening her by yelling at and slapping the computer he was working on.

    When I had employees, that was the hardest thing to find...customer service skills. I could teach the tech stuff. I couldn't teach good customer service.


    I'm a one-man operation at this point, and I am seriously getting burnt-out on IT. Or maybe it's just self-employment that's bugging me. I don't have a sales force to do my cold-calling for me. I wouldn't mind getting an actual, regular paycheck again.

    It may be a sales position, but dang it, "I'm here to sell you guns!" is a sales pitch I would love to deliver without risk of arrest!

    Is slapping a computer a standard procedure in its repair? I knew I was doing it right.

    Send them a resume ... couldn't hurt...

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