Originally Posted by Ammonia
I work in the car business as well as a salesman. The Dodge dealership I'm at is fairly small/medium. Income is decent, I make about $60k, better than what I made in the Army as an E5.
Advice? Sell yourself, then the product. People like to buy from people they like.
The hours are long, but the job itself is pretty fun, if you're competitive. The income shoots up as soon as you do anything managerial, but that may take awhile, depending on where you're at.
Out of curiosity, I was potentially looking at a job at a car manufacturer (not sales, finance), but it was Ford, and I was thinking that the expectation would definitely be that I drive a Ford...and I don't have room in the current house for a third car.
Do you get any flack for driving a BMW given you work at Dodge? Or do you have a Dodge as your second car that you take to work, and the BMW is only for weekends? I figure if you work at a dealership or manufacturer, likely expectation is you drive their product, but wasn't sure.