I am now employed!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by CNWman, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    That's right, I have a job! Not just any job, though, I work for a model train store! Today when I went to pick up my Athearn 60th aniversary boxcar from DCCTrain, I asked the owner about getting a job next summer. His response? I can work on commision, and I start now!:mrgreen: I get commision on anything I can get people to buy from DCCTrain, so I'm like a salesman of a sort I guess. Anyways, if you guys want to order anything from DCCTrain, let me know via PM and I'll let the guys know what to get you. We'll even ship to you, regardless of country!:thumb:
  2. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    sweet :thumb:,sounds like a GREAT job,its not everyday you get to work ina place where your favorite hobby is :cool:.and this may be the only time you dont have to drive anywhere to blow your weekly paycheck sign1.good luck.--josh
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Oh That Is SO COOL!!!!!

  4. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Well, I don't even need to actualy work in the store (although I'd LOVE to!:mrgreen:), I'm more of a door-to-door like salesman, only I sell stuff that you guys actualy want:rolleyes::p. Luckly, I just so happened to be a member of one of the best MRRing fourms on the net...:mrgreen:

    EDIT: Oh! I frogot to mention that DCCTrain deals in HO, N, some large, and even Z scales!
  5. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Sounds like a real money maker. Good luck.

  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Congratulations and good luck! How much of those commissions earnings will go toward merchandise? :) Nothing better than having work that you love!
  7. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    That is awesome! Way to go!:thumb: I also got my first real job last summer (Yay me!). But does your store have a website or something to look at.
  8. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    There ya go, browse to your hearts content:thumb:

    Ralph- well, we'll have to see. I can finnaly have a good source of income, so I can finnaly maybe get over $200 in savings, but I do tend to take my gf on dates that usualy aren't cheap (but worth it:p:mrgreen:)
  9. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    you have trains, a job and a gf!!!! With your luck you should try the lottery!:mrgreen:
  10. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    sign1I'm not old enough yet:mrgreen:
  11. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    Well that stinks, but niether am I. Oh well, but I am working on the GF part!:thumb::mrgreen::p:rolleyes:
  12. CRed

    CRed Member

    Congrats!I worked at Carr's Hobbies here in Duluth when I was younger,what a great job!Good luck,and may you sell a lot of trains.

  13. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    Do they ever have any ore docks at carrs, they did last time I was there but I did not have the cash, those things are spendy! And do they do any custom painting (DMIR obviously:mrgreen:), do I have a problem with my DMIR obsesion? I sure hope not.
  14. CRed

    CRed Member

    They did have one the last time I went there,but it's been awhile so I'm not sure.I'm going to make a trip there this weekend maybe so I can let you know?

    As far as custom DM&IR paint jobs?When I worked there (ahem)17 years ago they had some old timers that did a great job doing the DM&IR along with the DWP,NP,ect.,ect.Now?It's not so good.Most of the guys that used to do it have passed on or can't do it anymore and the people he has doing it now are honestly not that good.I would talk to jbakko,he did my custom CN SD70I that I posted in one of your other threads,he did a good job and he's reasonable also.

    I have also started to get my DM&IR collection going.I just got a Kato SD38-2 off of ebay and I'm going to be sending jbakko an Genesis SD45 and have him turn it into DM&IR SD40-3 #418 in the "Gopher" scheme hopefully soon.How can you not love that Maroon & Gold "Arrowhead" paint scheme?!

    Anyways,good luck to you again CNWman!

  15. myltlpny

    myltlpny Member

    Ah, enjoy it. It sounds like a good job. Maybe someday you'll have your own shop.:thumb:
  16. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

    We're very proud of ya...


    Laura and Mark.
  17. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Thanks, guys!:mrgreen: BTW Laura, the card of the CNW boxcar you sent me hangs in one of the most open spaces in my room for all to see you handiwork!:thumb:
  18. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    CNWman CONGRATS!!!

    Trick of the trade (since I used to work for a train shop as well): Customers come for an experience, always give them your best and most of all, make your customers friends. I know your not exactly on the shop floor but I think you can still do it via this way. It's always good to make a joke or two if you can, you must just lookm for the right opertunity.

    Right now I work in a Coffee Shop/ Restaurant, we greet the customers with a smile, pull out their chairs for them, present the menu and ask if they'd like anything to drink. After they've placed the order for their meals, we need take them the cutlery (this is where I see my chance for a joke). I take it too them hiding what I'm carrying by holding my tray high, with a serious face I say that I have some bad news and that the kitchen has run outta food, so "this is all I can bring them this evening". They normally look shocked and when you lower the stuff on the table they normally loosen up around you and giver a smile (yep, even those that came in grumpy).

    Sorry, as usual going off my point. Just give your best to every potential customer and you will get their best. After meeting them a second time we are like friends and we even talk about our private lives- some even ask me to call them by their name instead of Sir or Ma'am.

    On the Guage of course it's easy, since we're all frends!! :) :mrgreen:
  19. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    I want that Kam Industries Classic Panel for Christmas, I'll see what my family says then let you know.

    BTW, anyone on here using it?
  20. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Thanks for the tips, MadHatter:thumb: As for your Classic Pannel, I'll check if we have it in stock. If we don't, then I'll need a hyperlink to the product on the mfg.'s website so our sales manager Rob can order one for you.

    EDIT: I think I found it, is this what you're looking for? KAM Classic Panel=

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