Yes. I left to accept new position w/Aflack. Gave 2 week notice and proceeded to get my Life Insurance liscense. Unfortunately, I was unable to pass the state exam. I took it 2x's. I have since been looking for a job unsuccessfully.
I chose to leave originally was because of the following reasons:
1. The sales position was straight commission & I originally agreed to work 40-42hrs.
per week. At the time I left I was working 50-52 hrs. per week because of the high
turnover rate of salespeople. When people would leave (because of lack of income)
the rest of the staff would have to pick-up the additional hours. This is a furniture
store & because of the economy- working more hrs. dosen't mean making more
2. I was overqualified for this position. I have worked in this industry for over 20 yrs. on
several levels & my experience far exceeds the owner and his manager. I offered
several solutions to mgmt. to resolve the staffing problem. One solution was to
re-merchandise the showroom, which he agreed to do and I assisted him with this
process. Part of this program required that I be "instrumental" in training the staff on
product knowledge and "How to" sell upholstery. (my expertise) This would require
a great deal more of my time, knowledge and time away from selling. I went to him
and requested a "title" and additional income. He agreed to a "title" however there
would be no additional income. FYI, the assistant mgr.recently left (the position
was open) and he was pd. 40k per yr. I could not continue to work so hard for a co.
who did not appreciate me.
I hope this helps you understand - I'm not sure it is relevant but there it is.