Today is my hubby’s last day of selling Mercedes-Benz vehicles. For the past 18 years (with the exception of a 6 month stint at a BMW dealership) Lou has been selling Mercedes-Benz cars in some capacity. He has been a salesman, a trainer and a manager for fourteen of the 18 years . Most everyone in our family drives a Mercedes (except me) including him, both my parents, his mother, my sister, my brother in law, three aunts and the list goes on.
But now everything is going to change because he has quit his job at Mercedes-Benz of Ontario and is going to start selling BMW’s at Crevier BMW in the Santa Ana Auto Mall, approximately 8 miles from our home.
As most of my loyal readers know, this past year has been really hard on our family for many different reasons. One of the main reasons is that Lou has been pretty absent from our family. He used to have every Friday and Saturday off and was a super involved parent until he started working in Ontario. Before he took that job we both agreed it would be worth the sacrifice away from the family as we were hoping this job could change our financial situation. I committed to let him be gone and try not make him feel guilty or beg him to come home for any reason for an entire year. I promised to support him as best I could for a year and then we would reassess the situation. This wasn’t always easy and I faltered at times but overall I kept to the bargain.
Well, the year has passed and things didn’t quite work out like we expected. Yes, he worked more hours than we could both ever imagine but the money didn’t match the time. As a result he gave his two weeks notice and today will be his final day working in Ontario. He is leaving this job with more knowledge, experience and confirmation of what he values in life, honesty integrity, family and good people.
After much looking he has decided to give up being a manager for a while and work his way up in a company that is family owned and has a great reputation. Hence as of Wednesday he will be working at Crevier BMW, the #1 BMW dealership on the West Coast, owned by the Penske Group.
The funny thing is that before he started selling Mercedes, we were both BMW people and looks like we will be BMW people once again.
So if this post isn’t a plug enough, please call him if you are in the market for a new or pre-owned BMW.