My Job as a Bally Fitness Coach
(Fairfax, Vrginia USA)
Fitness Coach? My manager told me that is the term we use, because we don't like to be called "Sales People".
I was hired because of my age... I am a nice looking, in shape 53 year old woman. I have been excercising all my life, and also did a lot of research on dieting.
When I first started there, my training was... anything I could grab. Meaning at I had to bug fellow employees everytime I needed to learn how to do something. The Manager expected me to know everything, after showing me how to do something only once. I struggled to learn on my own. He also told me that only Managers could Email potential clients. YA... until he hired a cute young 23 year old blonde girl, with whom he showed favoritism to, and made exceptions for. (She & I get along great, that is not the problem.)
When I found out that she was allowed to Email potential Clients, I wanted to fight! But instead, I didn't say a word, for fear of losing my job.
Yes, I am still there. And yes he keeps giving special favors & partiality to the Blonde "Fitness Coach" I am not personally jealous, I just want "fair" treatment, & a fair chance to make money.