Take a look America, you all wonder why the big three manufacturers are in all kinds of financial trouble, here it is. For the average American buying a car in the average dealership today, it is still like going to some kind of demented circus. It still surprises me that a company like Chrysler would allow a TV show like this to be on the air. It's enough they make the worst cars on the market, now they want the process of getting ripped off put on national television.
You really have to work as a car salesman to understand how much the job really sucks and how car dealerships today really work. The money isn't as good as they make it out to be, and the environment is usually awful. I know, I'm not even the tender age of 30 yet but I probably know as much about the car business as anybody out there. I've worked every aspect of the business from sales to service to recon, pretty much grew up around the business. When I see stuff like this on TV it makes me wanna throw up.
Does the average person even realize what goes on inside a car dealership in this day in age? Most people don't realize that car salesmen are threatened DAILY that they'll be fired, no matter how much they produce or not produce. Even if a salesmen is making some money(which is a rarer thing then most people realize)they're usually working 70-80 hours a week and being verbally abused constantly or they're related to the owner. Not to mention feuds that go on between salesmen which are constantly fueled by managers as a way to motivate salesmen to sell more. I've seen this type of thing turn physical more then once, and usually the only thing anyone does is quit or get fired. Even if you're in a non right to work state, you still don't have any rights because you're in a commisionable job in which most labor laws don't apply, or even if they do they usually get ignored.
GM, Ford, and Chrysler still blame all their money problems on their employees in their plants, yet things in the dealerships that bear their names and sell their products are running amuck. Dealerships are still taking advantage of their customers in both sales and service and abusing employees on a daily basis. Americans are still buying "domestic" automobiles and don't take the time to see that a large percentage of them are being built in other countries. Americans are overpaying for poorly designed cars because they think they are being loyal to America. It's really sad to see that the Toyota Camry is the only car on the nascar circuit that is built in the United States.
Trust me this show is entertaining to most people because they don't have to work in a car dealership. The sad thing about the business is that chop is probably BY FAR one of the better people to work for in the car industry, and I'm sure editing can take the credit for some of that. I personally wouldn't want to spend a large chunk of my income in a place where the owner looks like he's in public enemy, and a salesman who's dressed up like a clown.
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