Okay, I just don’t get this.
I am not a salesman. I suck at it, and I don’t enjoy it. I enjoy trying to get people interested in our new theatre season well enough. Every time I hear someone express interest in this show or that I feel I’ve helped because they’re that much more likely to see it when it comes out.
But I don’t enjoy the sales part. I don’t like to try and encourage people to get tickets they may not need. It feels disingenuous. So I don’t. For the most part I just tell them about the season, let them know how much a season pass would cost, and if they are interested in that or want to know other options, I follow up with whatever information they might want. That’s it.
And yet in the last pay period I got a 5000 dollar donation (which was luck), and in this pay period I’ve made more sales than anyone else in the office (which was luck, but less so). I’m only a few thousand away from getting up to the yet another tier in the company’s hierarchy, and at my current rate that could happen in another week or two.
How can I not enjoy my job and be good at it, and yet not be good at what I do enjoy?
This doesn’t bode well for the future.