My First Month at CheaperWaste
Educational, insightful and motivating – three words how I would summarise my first month as an employee at CheaperWaste.
Having studied Journalism at University and being involved mainly with Promotions and Marketing, I walked into the Sales industry not knowing quite what to expect. I was always confident I had the suitable skills and personality to succeed but I knew I was in for a tough challenge ahead.
Despite stepping into the unknown with regards to the role I did have a degree of knowledge about CheaperGroup as a business mainly due to having friends within the company. I was aware of the success CheaperGroup and particularly CheaperWaste had enjoyed within a short period of time and didn’t think twice once offered the opportunity to be a part of it.
So, my first day. Walking into a new environment came with the obvious apprehension but straight from the first switch of the kettle I was made to feel more than welcome. A relaxing workplace with a drive and ambition was clear to see from the very beginning. I shadowed my manager, Kelvin, for the majority of the first day who made me feel at ease and settled any remaining nerves. Kelvin’s experience was blatantly evident and I soon realised I was learning from someone who played an integral part in the fast-tracked success of the business.
Having picked the brains of my now new ‘boss’ Kelvin, I made my first outbound call. After a week of finding my feet I made my first sale on the Friday. Coincidentally, just minutes after receiving an e-mail from Kelvin offering alcohol incentives if I was to make a sale that day!
I soon experienced the buzz of making a sale and enjoyed my first weekend as a Salesman ably supported with the crate of beers (Peroni – my favourite!) I was kindly rewarded with.
My next two weeks were a roller-coaster. I discovered the ups and downs of sales. However, making the most sales out of the whole team in my third week outweighed any drawbacks I had. This was a huge confidence boost and no-one was more congratulating than my colleagues. The support of the team around me has been particularly comforting. I know that in some sales environments the employees can be very competitive with each other and develop a ‘dog-eat-dog’ mentality. I can say, with great pleasure, that any competition in the CheaperWaste office is very healthy and everyone spurs each other on. It’s clear that everyone is pulling in the same direction and there is no surprise that the company is thriving.
I feel I have made an impression in the office and given myself a platform to become a valuable member of the sales team. I’m under no illusions that I won’t have the occasional setback but I am more than confident that I can build a bright future for myself with CheaperGroup.