I'm making this thread to find out how many of you are in sales, and if you like what you do or not. Right now I'm currently a sales associate for Sears, in the tool dept. I get a $6hr base plus 1-4% commision, so that averages out to around $10hr for a normal day. I have mixed feelings about this job really. One of the good things is that I like who I work with and the job atmosphere is pretty casual and laid back. The bad is obviously the pay and the fact that I'm currently part-time. What I want to know is what do you sell? Do you get a base or are you just straight commision? What is your average hourly rate? Do you have to have over a year of sales experience and/or degree to do what you do? I would really like to know what my options are as far as sales goes, because the pay and hours I'm getting now suck balls. I'll be going back to college in the next year or so, so I don't expect to be a salesman my entire career but I would like to stay in the business. TIA for all of your replies.