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7/24/2021 1:19 PM

Cole_Ughetti wrote:

I work for one of the "Big 3" distributors in our industry, we are W-2 Statutory. I imagine the same across the board for the ...more

TeamGreen wrote:

OK, now I may need you and Spooner to walk me thru this...but...

If you are an "employee", are you reimbursed for travel ...more

Spooner wrote:

We (PU) aren’t statutory so we can’t write anything off anymore. They changed the laws when trump got in office so that blows ...more

Thanks!

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7/25/2021 7:47 AM

Nairb#70 wrote:

Just keep in mind that the dealership network is the LAST place you will gain experience for a position with a manufacturer. ...more

RMT wrote:

I disagree with every single sentence you wrote and have found it to be completely opposite of what you describe.

Falcon wrote:

Me too. I've worked for two OEMs, including one as an outside sales rep. That one hired me because, quote, "...And you have ...more

Would you be open on speaking oh the phone? I have a few questions maybe you could help me out with.

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7/25/2021 7:49 AM

Cole_Ughetti wrote:

I work for one of the "Big 3" distributors in our industry, we are W-2 Statutory. I imagine the same across the board for the ...more

Would you be willing to speaking in the phone? I have a few questions maybe you could help me out with

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7/25/2021 8:41 AM

If you have to do something 60hrs/wk do something you enjoy regardless of pay. There are a total of 60 jobs in the motocross industry outside of being a rider. Move on and stop trying. You have zero chance of unless you are well connected to those already in the sport.

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7/25/2021 2:03 PM

SCC wrote:

If you have to do something 60hrs/wk do something you enjoy regardless of pay. There are a total of 60 jobs in the motocross ...more

I disagree. My first job in the industry was for an OEM, and I just applied to a job in the back of Cycle News because I hated my job in banking. 20 years later, I love my job, have a beautiful home and family (and a pretty well funded retirement). I’ve traveled the world on the company dime and am friends with lots of people others wait in line to get an autograph from. If you want it bad enough, make it happen. I’m sure glad I did it!

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7/26/2021 8:09 AM

SCC wrote:

If you have to do something 60hrs/wk do something you enjoy regardless of pay. There are a total of 60 jobs in the motocross ...more

quadzrulebro wrote:

I disagree. My first job in the industry was for an OEM, and I just applied to a job in the back of Cycle News because I hated ...more

Would you be willing to hop on a phone call? I’d like to pick your brain with the questions I have since you been in the industry!

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7/26/2021 8:27 AM

I worked for Fox 2005-2013 and Polaris 2013-2018.

I'd get in with WPS, Tucker, Troy Lee, or Fox. The OEM didn't have near as good of a culture as Fox, by FAR. The Reps that do well are established, and have a bit of luck (WPS aquiring brands like Alpinestars).

Fox was a ton of great memories and fun, but my wife got into Technology and made 2-3X more in half the time. As you get older and want a house, nice truck, family etc the bigger paycheck is essential.

The Outside Rep position is a career path you will not get scouted for, not many options, and IMO will not be a thing in 10-15 years. I'd strongly encourage you to look at where the world is going, you might find the perfect compromise (Technology company that builds GPS apps or something offroad related, ECommerce) that gets you into your passion, but also a great stepping stone for your future.

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