I used to be a timeshare salesman.
This was a long time ago, and I’m proud to say that I wasn’t very good at it. I am good at getting on with people and making them trust me, but I am not so good at turning that into cash through manipulation.
This is one of my favourite things about me, but it wasn’t one of the timeshare manager’s favourite things about me.
I got fired.
I didn’t care. I was only 25 and was enjoying have an unconventional life that involved living in the sun (a novelty for someone from Yorkshire), and so being fired from a job I didn’t want had no downside at that point in my life.
I now know that there were three problems with my employment:
- Our values did not match
- I don’t associate money with work
- I am not motivated by people shouting at me