Ah, the morning meeting. My last day there the owner, who I was told never attended meetings much less spoke at them, spoke in my last hurrah. He was livid. I guess they'd fired the GM and GSM a few days before I arrived. Apparently, the GM was snorting lines in his office and the staff had been buying and selling drugs and doing them on the property. He went off on a former employee who'd arranged a special pay plan that was better than everyone else's rife with kickbacks to management and whatnot. I thought the owner was going to have a stroke.
After the meeting, I heard one of the sales managers say... What do you mean we can't do drugs here anymore? I saw two sales guys go off to the far corner of the dealership together at 830p, and come back much different than when they left. This was at a higher end upscale dealership.
Also, I had a guy befriend me and tell me he sold 27 cars the previous month. In that last sales meeting they praised the top sales people from the previous month. He wasn't among them and the top person sold 19. That same guy showed me his paycheck stub from his cellphone claiming he'd made 5 grand on his two week paycheck. I got a terrible feeling about that guy from the moment I saw him.
I spent 5 days pretty much totally unsupervised with next to no training. One day they sent me upstairs for 4 hours to memorize a sheet of paper. Hey, I know it to this day! They had me trying to sell cars with absolutely no training believing I was just a natural. I'm just completely in shock over the experience. I was told day after day after day I was going to get a certain training and it wouldn't happen. It's truly a sink or swim all on your own kind of a setup with lies abounding everywhere. I found one guy I got a good feeling from and asked him a bunch of questions. He told me it was a terrible job and the money was horrible. I'd been told I'd make six figures. This guy told me he failed to reach 2k on many of his months. The sales manager would never answer my questions on pay so I just accepted another position with another company.
One thing I did learn. A dealership will take a loss on a new car deal. It will not on a used but it will on new. They operate like Vegas does with slot machines...just win more than you lose and you're fine. Company would take the loss out of your gross pay which the percentage was figured for your commission. What a world. What a world.