|Car Leaser Mike Hernandez III|
(Photo by Brownsville Herald"s
My three year foray into sales in the mid-70's was not a total loss. I learned I could sell, but that I didn't really enjoy selling. My first sales manager, a spitfire named Gary, tried to tell us to either get a sale or make the customer mad.
"If the customer is not mad and didn't buy, you didn't do your job. We're not out there to make friends," Gary pontificated back in the day.
Gary burnt out in six months and I replaced him as sales manager. The company owner was not totally supportive in announcing at a sales meeting that I'd replaced Gary: "Jim is different from Gary. He believes in proving our product's superiority and sells based on need. That's not my way of selling, but he's been successful. I don't care if you sell like Gary or sell like Jim, just get out there and sell this shit."
Mike Hernandez III sells like Gary. He has half of Brownsville mad at him because of his clumsy interloping in local elections. He pretended to fight corruption, but quickly got into bed with Brownsville's most notoriously corrupt. He feigned taking the higher moral road, then lied through his teeth.
The writer of the OP 10.33 Facebook page seems to love platitudes, cliches and generalizations. Let us add this one to his repertoire: