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post #1 of 29 Old 02-17-2009, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Just got laid off

Who's up for some local wheelin' this week?

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Who's up for some local wheelin' this week?
Damn, you weren't kidding with your earlier post huh. Sorry to hear that bro.

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Thanks. Hey, in this industry, if it came as a shock to you...then you weren't being realistic. Even though I was hoping they would base their decisions on performance, it only came down to numbers.

That being said....wheelin anyone?

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Well, now your semi self employed, welcome to my world
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Sorry to hear that. Got some prospects?

Yeah I'll go wheeling w/ ya. Meet me in colorado this weekend.



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Yo "Chris",

I just got back from a meeting called by Steve A. about the layoffs. When I walked into the room, and I didn't see you, I thought to myself, "Uh oh, lost my fellow Jeeper."

This sucks, dude. I hope you rebound quickly.

Good luck and let me know if you need anything.
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Damn. You called it.

You must have been slacking or something.

I told PUDDLZ when I come down we will have to wheel, now it looks as though we could do a mid-weeker.

Welcome to the land of the unemployed!
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. Meet me in colorado this weekend.
you're coming to CO this weekend?
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Well, you don't seem too concerned. Way to roll with the punches. Hope everything works out for you.
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Damn. You called it.

You must have been slacking or something.

I told PUDDLZ when I come down we will have to wheel, now it looks as though we could do a mid-weeker.

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Need a moderator? hehehe....

Thanks, guys....I appreciate the sentiment. And yeah, I've got some prospects. As bleak as it looks out there, there is definitely something to be had if you want it bad enough (or are willing to take a small pay cut for the time being). We'll just see where I land.

Now....WHO'S WHEELIN WITH ME???

My jiu jitsu coach has even let me off training until Saturday, so I really want to get some dirt/mud time in.

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Let's go. You call it!!!
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I had today open
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uh....tomorrow?
Thursday (after 10am...gotta meet with my financial guy to turn my crap 401k into some snazzy investments before I flip it over into my IRA).
Frideeee???

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Sir....your pants are on fire.

hehehehe....

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you're coming to CO this weekend?
nahhh...just joking. Trying to make him laugh as it were.



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Good luck CH. Both of my next door neighbors and a good friend just got the word too. Sounds like you have a good attitude about the whole mess I am sure you will rebound soon. What do you do? In case I hear of an oppertunity somewhere..... I know it is a stretch cause I am in Houston but you never know.
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Thanks, Ron. Spent most of my life as a field rep for an automotive company (parts & service). Spent the last 2 years training people to do what I did, and training dealers on how to ethically make more money.

Clear as mud?

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Yeah....you should've seen some of the Service Managers' faces the first time they ever heard that in one of my classes. Eventually, they got used to it and it really made sense to them, in the respect of getting their customers back in the door.

It is kind of like me....cheesy, yet effective!

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Thanks, Ron. Spent most of my life as a field rep for an automotive company (parts & service). Spent the last 2 years training people to do what I did, and training dealers on how to ethically make more money.

Clear as mud?
You trained our DPSM's? No wonder they can't do anything right.
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You trained our DPSM's? No wonder they can't do anything right.
That was probably one of the biggest frustrations there. The DPSMs didn't know shyte....and FF wouldn't step up and take control. So, basically, you had DPSMs reporting to the VP of sales and not afraid to say so.

They still don't know how to consult with dealers and most of them are too afraid or lacking the confidence to speak with an owner. I was supposed to hold BCarr's DPSM Round Table at the spring field meeting....guess that's scrapped now.

Now....there is basically NO field experience left in the Service dept at HMA.

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Brian,

Sorry to hear the news, bro... hoepfully those prospects pan out. And as to Jeeping... Team Dirty Girls is up for Sunday.

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"ethically make more money."

Now there's a concept... seems as if that went out the window years ago....
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Chris

Sorry!!!!! the cream always rises to the top, something good will come your way........

Does this mean I have to pay rent on the part you are letting me use?????????

Best of luck bud

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Hi Brian,

Sorry to hear. Times suck right now!! Budget cuts are happening everywhere. I was thinking about exploring more of saddleback mountain and looking for beeks place sometime.
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