This is a simple case of an under achieving sales employee using the internet to vent his frustration over his short-comings. I am the Sales Manager for Beautistone Inc. and would like to set the story straight. This sales rep was hired in the Detroit area, trained, worked numerous home and garden shows with other veteran sales reps, attended all sales seminars the company scheduled, given sales policies that states the pay structure, and given a very large territory.
After two months, and during the busiest time of the sales year, he was no where near his sales goals. This under-achieving was brought to his attention numerous times and he responded by spending more time at the golf course.
Things did change in the third month of employment. The sales orders starting coming in and we felt that this sales rep was "catching on". Our installations were scheduled approximately three weeks from the time of the sale. We found out that the reason he started producing was that he was selling at a reduced cost. Our pricing is based off of square footage of the existing concrete and his measurements were not even close. We installed a pool deck that he measured at 1200 square feet and in actuality it was 1700 square feet. These obvious mistakes were piling up. According to our sales policy, that rep will receive no commission on jobs that are mismeasured. It was an easy decision to release this sales rep. He was on a draw and received a weekly pay check. After adding up what the Company had previously paid him and the dollar amount of blatent mistakes he made, he actually owed the Company money, which we did not pursue. If anybody would like to dispute or talk about this issue, please contact Beautistone, I have documents proving all of above.