I work in sales and my compensation is salary plus commissions. I am guaranteed my salary and earn overtime. I love working for commissions because I like being paid for my hard work. Before I had a commissioned job, I would find myself working harder than many coworkers and wasn't usually compensated for my harder work.
Before having a professional job, I waited tables and bartended. I loved doing both and was very good at it. I made a minimal wage of $2.13 per hour and relied on my tips for my main income. I worked hard and was focused on each shift to make as much possible. Money motivated me to do the best I could to earn the most.
Fast forward to my current job and I'm still motivated by money. I want to earn as much as I can without working crazy hours to provide for my family. I won't work more than 45 hours per week because I don't want to interfere with my family time. I always know where I'm at with upcoming income. I like being in control of my own paycheck and having the opportunity to earn more than I would in a regular job.
This past month is my best month ever for commissions. I don't know how much my paycheck will be on August 15 but it will be the biggest one I've ever received. July was a little hairy at work trying to get everything done but I'm happy that it all came together. Now I will have a bit of money to start the retail investment account.
Are you in sales? Do you or have you ever worked on commission? Do you like it?