I have a friend who works as a salesman in a car dealership in another state. She called last night to catch up and was telling me of the latest adventures that she has been having at work. One tale she told sticks in the forefront of my mind as a cautionary tale that I need to turn into a life lesson for my children. I found a quote that fits her situation perfectly the other day:
“Don’t think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.”
She works with a man she thought was a friend and what it boiled down to is that he stole a sale from her in an economy that is already depressed. He had been telling her for weeks that he didn’t care what he had to do, he thought they should just concentrate on making as much money as they can. Well, she sells financial products and sells cars and he is a sales manager. So, she gets paid on the back end of things and he gets paid on the front. She has thought that he has been keeping leads for himself but didn’t have any proof, but this was blatant. He either: didn’t think that she could handle the sale, which is bad, or knew that she would give it to him rather than start a fuss, which is what happened. Both outcomes were bad enough that she is looking for something else.
The lesson in her tale for my children is this: Be careful when someone is nice to your face where money is concerned. Trust your instincts because they are rarely wrong. Guard your own house and above all, NEVER let money take away your dignity or morals. If something is wrong then getting paid for it doesn’t make it right. My poor friend thought that this man was a friend of hers, now she knows that he is only a friend when it is convenient for him. I am sorry that she had to learn this lesson, but I can’t say that I am surprised.
At any rate, on a better note, here are a couple of shots from around home the other day. I hope you enjoy them. Have a great day everyone!!