I KNOW A SALESPERSON by Barbara Williams

I KNOW A SALESPERSON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Big sister Jill sells ""neat things like skis and sleeping bags and fishing rods"" in the sporting goods department at Rosenberg's Department Store--and this might have been written in Rosenberg's PR department. A real go-getter, Jill started selling homemade fishing flies to Rosenberg's when she was 13, and she got her present job when she told the personnel interviewer that she wanted it because ""Rosenberg's had the best sporting goods department in town but she wanted to help make it even better."" In a five-day training course she learned how to treat customers (""ask for a sale"") and how to make charge sales, layaways, and cash refunds; and now, having dropped out of college because she would rather sell than study, she is the best salesperson in her department and earns the most money. Bland and upbeat in the series tradition--but it's hard to see Jill as a community helper, role model, or representative salesclerk.

Pub Date: Sept. 28th, 1978
Publisher: Putnam (Community Helpers)