Steve U. picked me up at home this morning and we both wended our way to the Woodbury showroom.
For those of us who had arrived early, there was a note to finish tagging the main floor for the Mother’s day sale which began on Friday May 1st., and then to meet in the “Rug” Department at 9:20a.m. So three of us gathered at the rugs, only to hear that the store manager, Randy D. decided to move the morning meeting to the Design Center.
The meeting was an endless drone of boring stuff read from a printed agenda page.
My first Up was good. I sold a clock to Mr. H. and son. my second Up was also good. I sold a sofa, love seat, chair and ottoman to John and Francy D.
I received a page to go and see Randy D. at his office. Also present was our Sales Manager, Reese H. Randy D. began by berating me. A colleague had brought it to his attention that I had a bad attitude. He asked me if I enjoyed my work and I told him frankly, no! I told him how frustrated I was with being unsuccessful in sales and the reasons why. I went back to work on the showroom floor.
My third Up was painful. I chased Sam and Mrs. B. around the showroom for almost an hour. Believing them to be in the bedrooms area, I waited patiently at Kiosk 4. After some time I went to check on them but they were nowhere to be found. I went downstairs to put myself back on the board and low and behold, Lindsey L was talking to them. Subsequently she sold them a chaise for $799.00. I suspect that Lindsey L. did not ask who had greeted them and just assumed that it would be OK to take the sale. I was disappointed and tried hard not to let the event ruin my day.