I spent the day scouting locations and working out what I am going to do. I found an apartment at a place called Carrington Ridge They transferred me to the branch office in Stockbridge GA and I have sort of become the second in command there. It looks like they think I might be the guy there before too long. The writing is on the wall and even I can see it. Their guy here is getting ready to go out on his own and he is not really making a huge secret of it. Of course he is going to see it like this. The guy has been doing this stuff for three decades, probably longer. He is connected to everyone and he does not really need the company all that much. He can operate as an independent selling for whoever gives him and the client the best deal. Then he can turn around and spend half of his time with the grand kids at the beach or at the lake.
At any rate it would be a problem for me to do the job coming in from the cold like this. The thing this guy has going for him is important. He has been around here beating the brush for decades and decades. He knows these people and they know him. The value of those relationships can not be over valued. I would be going up against him and the chances are that he shall probably be able to sell every thing that I can sell, along with all of the competing products. He is not going to be cut off from the company. He is going to be tight with all of the people at headquarters and they will take any business that he brings them with open arms. Why should they not? It is all the same for them.