Loss of weekends - but great fun!
Expert/Demonstrator (Former Employee) – Cheltenham – 6 September 2016
It was every Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holiday Monday or Black Friday. Standing in a Currys PC World store, and getting customers to come over to the Dyson stand instead of other competitors vacuums. Dyson encouraged us to use a lot of theatre, so throwing flour onto the floor, and using the Dyson to put patterns and words in it- just to get attention over to you - or throwing cheerios on the floor and getting the customer to stop them into the carpet - it was a lot of fun.
It was also quite difficult, as you are getting a customer who may come in for a £99 Henry, to purchase a £200+ vacuum instead. Regardless of the power, or ease of use- a lot of customers just can't spend the money so it does mean your targets are hard to hit a lot of the time.
You're targeted on how many you sell, how many "premium" products you sell, how many accessories you sell, how many people you approach and talk to, and how many people you demonstrate a product to.
Every year there was a very fun conference, dress up nice, free 3 course meal, and lots of free alcohol!
You don't get to make plans on the weekend, so you watch as your friends and family go out without you!