PREVIOUSLY: “Why, if I may ask?”
“Because he probably did see you guys on the dock—and showed incredible cool by ignoring you. That cannot be taught. And his wife showed similar ability by affecting a well-done phony accent until she felt she could trust us.”
“So you think they’re up to something—illegal?”
“I don’t know—yet. We’ll take our time with them, if we’re wrong, there’ll be no harm done.”
“Yes, ma’am, there may be possibilities.”
“You’ll need to replace Aldo, I suggest, Captain, you recruit someone while you’re docked in Chicago,” Gina had never called Sean “Captain” before, but she felt he’d earned that position.
“Yes ma’am,” Captain O’Reilly (he really liked the sound of “Captain”) replied, “I know just the guy.”
“I know just the guy.”
Gina returned to the cabin, smiling—and wondering how to recruit the couple inside.
Lakeview City Story—In Search Of—Episode 14… “So I understand that you are starting an auto sales job tomorrow?”
“Sales consultant, is the term they use, and yes, Gina, I start at seven.”
“What does that mean?”
“It means, in a nutshell, the very-successful method used by the old Saturn brand auto retailers—all cars are marked with their best price, no haggling is necessary.”
“And the customers bought-into that scam?”
“They did,” Boomer grinned, “Highest owner-loyalty in the business while Saturn was a subsidiary of General Motors. That changed when the General Motors CEO changed the status to a division of General Motors—he hated Saturn’s success. Soon, the cars became GM clones, and a year or two later, the brand disappeared. Still, many of the former Saturn stores continued the business model with their new franchises. The consultative sales technique is used on all new and used cars and trucks.”
“Do you see room for advancement there?”
“That was implied by the interim store manager, AJ,” Boomer replied, “Once I get my feet wet, and have some sales under my belt, I will become the sales manager. The sales manager is also the store manager.”
“Does that include car and truck acquisition?”
“Yes, but we only order from one source, as Farkleberry’s Lakeview Motors is owned by Silverthorn Enterprises—all vehicles are ordered from them.”
“I see,” Gina replied, “So, there’s no chance of ordering from another supplier?”
“Probably not,” Boomer grinned, “But we’ll know more after we’ve been in place for a while.”
Boomer just set the hook.
Boomer just set the hook
To be CONTINUED…