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#1 posted 08-20-2012 05:43 PM

I’ve never been in comissioned sales, other than TV repair technician where I got comission on parts. Never occurred to me (I was just 18 years old) why some guys in the shop made twice as much as me when I fixed just as many TVs as they did. Nieve. They were selling parts that didn’t need replacing. But, you know, I’d still be starving in that job because I wouldn’t do people that way.

Anyway, that shop, and many others I have known pay a draw, a base minimum that’s about minimum wage, then don’t pay any comissions till the draw is covered. That way, if there is bad weather, or people are spending all their money getting the kids started in school, or for what ever reason that is beyond your control, you know you will at least have a little bit of income. But, at the same time, if you are hot as a firecracker and sales are really good, you will be rewarded.

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