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Getting the Experience you Need.-by Joseph Cox--coxjoseph5
Published By coxjoseph5 on 2011-10-09 35 Views


One time I was working for a large oil company on the west coast. An opening came up in the company that would be a promotion for me, an increase of pay and status. I had been with the company for a number of years and I felt I was qualified and could do the job. So I went to talk to the district manager to ask for the job.

So I talked to the boss and told him I could do the job, as I had been doing the same job on a temporary basis in another district, and I felt I was qualified to do the job. His answer was that he had someone else in mind and I needed more experience. Now I had to decide on a course of action to get that EXPERIENCE.

You know when you are told that you need to get more experience it is kind of a blow after you have been with the company for fifteen years, several questions come to mind: like where am I going to get this experience, and how? I want to know, how long is it going to take? How much more experience do I really need?

Apparently I had not learned it where I was, so I decided to go elsewhere and get it. This was a smart move. I am now free to do what I want, how I want and where I want. So I took the opportunity and bought the business from a man in Jackson Calif. It was a small Chevron dealership, it was a good decision, because I could now do the business the way I thought it should be done.

I hired a mechanic so we could do light mechanical work like brake jobs, tune ups, and other minor repairs. This was in addition to the usual services offered in a service station. This is the sales and installation of tires, tubes and batteries, in the customer’s cars. Yes, tubes for the tires, because at that time all tires were not tubeless like they are now.

The experience the I am supposed to get seems to be an elusive thing, just when you think you have it all figured out and cornered, all of a sudden there is more to learn. There is no end to learning.
Now I want you all to know that there is no school you can go to, to get this experience. It comes to you in small doses and is hard to take at times, it’s a bitter pill to take, but that makes life exciting and a challenge. We wonder what is going to happen next! My dad told me about a school that he went to, but never graduated from, he said “I m still going to class!” I thought what kind of a school is that? Now I find that I am going to the same school, I always pass my classes, but I will never graduate either. Dad, used to call it “The School of Hard Knocks”. I will never graduate, because there is always something to learn, and I learn every day.

The business was doing ok when I bought it, but I hoped to make it better, by giving better service and really caring for the customers.

I hope to build the business and make a comfortable living for my family. Being in business is a real challenge. You are the boss, the worker, the business manager the public relations man all rolled into one. But its worth it, I got a lot of what I was looking for, the experience I was lacking. It felt good to learn. It still feels good to learn and I look forward to learning something every day, I never know what it is going to be, but my mind is open.

This  everyday  learning  and  the  work experienc  is  what I was  looking  for ,now  i  havehttp://expertscolumn.com/traveling-as-a-vendor-part1  found  out  how to get, YOU HAVE  TO WORK FOR IT.

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