I guess working in sales is really a different type of work than what most people are used to. :o)
If I work in any sales job, I am "on" all of the time. It doesn't mean I am stalking people, but if I am selling computers and I overhear someone saying they need a new computer, I will certainly give them a card and chat a bit. Same thing with selling cars, houses, etc.
If I am working a sales job, then I may make phone calls or whatever from home. This doesn't count towards my hours worked and turned in at the end of the week for pay - that is work I do on my own time.
Why? Because I will get more sales that way and a bigger paycheck.
I guess I don't see where the way hours are counted is deceptive.
In a traditional office-type job, people expect to "trade hours for dollars" - get a flat salary for hours worked.
The thing I love about sales is (not just MK but any type of sales) how you really have the potential to blow the doors off and make good money. You really are unlimited in what you can make.
Some people prefer the security of a set salary, and that's fine. They like a 9-5 job they can leave at the office, and that's fine, too.
What can I say? I just like sales! :D
The specific thing that caught my attention was the "always on" vs. "leave work at the office" mentality.
I have definitely done both. I have worked in environments where I had to be at the office 9-6 and when I left, I was DONE. I have worked in environments where I did not necessarily have to be anywhere in particular at any given time, but I was ALWAYS "on"!!
I can't say that I fully prefer one or the other. I wish I could combine them. Something like not have to be anywhere specific, but NOT always on either! (the other way would be really crappy - 9-6 AND always "on"!!!) I have heard that these jobs exist, but no thanks!
Either way, I have made it a point to enjoy the positive aspects of whatever job I am in.
The question I want to know is, "What do YOU prefer?" I know many of you prefer the flexibility (why else would you be in Mary Kay), but I would love to hear your thoughts about this.
Flexible schedule but always "on" - VS. - Rigid 40hr schedule but leave work at the office
Secure, consistent paycheck with limited growth potential - VS. - Unlimited growth potential, but no consistent guaranteed paycheck