Saturday, March 31, 2012

1 Day Left.....and Day 1 of a Fresh Start

While it is the day that my countdown ends, it also is the day that a new one begins.

I have finished my stint with CorpCom.  I was selling advertising on Real Estate folders, traveling across North America.  While l enjoyed it, as l have said before, l didn't completely enjoy some of the people l worked with, and being at the mercy of a Boss.  Also, the company didn't mind their employees stretching the truth (read Lie) in order to get the sale.  I just don't agree with it.  It's not the kind of place that l want to work.  There are enough things that can happen to disappoint your customers, but to condone and reward lying, not a place l choose to continue working.

I have been a wee bit secretive about where l am moving onto, but now, no more.  I am happy to say that l will be moving over to South East Publications.  It is a great company that has been around for 26 years printing campground maps.  So l will still be travelling around, in my camper-van, selling advertising spots to be on the campground maps.

It is work, and will require hard work at times.  A definite benefit will be that l will be staying in campgrounds while l do this work.  From my experience, campgrounds are close to nature, a relaxed atmosphere and WAY BETTER then a hotel!!!  I will have control over where l work and for which campgrounds and which projects.  If they are crappy and are not working out, l am not at the mercy of a prepaid plane ticket where l can't leave until the set date.

So follow me, l'm sure there will be some things to write about as l travel.  :-)


  1. Hi Tammy,
    Jane Pauley (with NBC) had a show featuring two ladies (Trudy Lundgren and Lisa Wade) who sold their NYC apt. and went full time in a Bluebird motorhome. One of them sold ads to RV parks. Interesting show and I'm sure you can google the show and see the clip.

    I was in Las Vegas a couple of years ago and they were at the Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort two rows over from me. I was just about to get on my bike and go over and say hello and then I saw their motorhome leaving. It would have been nice to have a chat with them. Soon after that, I saw their motorhome for sale on a Bluebird site. It was distinctive in that it had "The Bird's Nest" written above the windshield.

    Good luck in your travels!

  2. Thanks Mark. I can't find the clip, but l did do some reading up on them. I hadn't heard about them before.

  3. Congratulations Tammy! I'm behind and catching up but am SO proud of you, and for you. :)

  4. I'm following your adventrues too Debra! One little step at a time!

  5. Hi Tammy,

    I forgot I had signed up for your RSS feeds, and just discovered them hiding in (of all places) "news feeds" today! I'm still catching up, but I see you mentnioned SEP, which is one of the things I used to do, working under Wayne and Carlene. First of all, I admit that I am NOT a good "cold call" salesperson, and so my leaving had a lot to do with me, and not necessarily them. Some of it had to do with less than honest (downright back-stabbing, actually) park managers, their "activity" fliers, and the circumstances that park managers allow to happen that is in direct conflict to their getting free site maps. If you want some first hand perspective of what our experiences were, I would be glad to share. Just send me a personal email, and let me know what you want answered.