I went through the basic bible study of the gospel of John
that the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
gave me and then there was nothing.
Jack hired old friend Lynn to be vice president, in charge of operations.
Lynn didn't have a clue about the business.
came from a computer programming background.
didn't have a clue about that either.
first order of the day was to redo the restrooms.
This was the last thing he
did that I liked.
The next thing he
did was to convert everything over to legal size except the filing cabinets.
The third thing he
did was to convert everything back to letter size.
spoke openly that the salesmen were making too much money.
didn't like the commission arrangement.
said that we should be on a fixed income with limited bonuses.
also said our territories were too large.
was surprised at my leaving.
Jack, the former owner, stayed on.
I joined John
and Maggie at the nearby Century 21.
They gave me a tiny farm with no draw.
It was supposed to be part time.
I got a listing after several weeks but it didn't pan out, they decided not to move.
As the weeks rolled by, John
demanded more and more of my time, so I had less and less time for ESS.
insisted I answer incoming phone calls each week.
Our Pastor John Danish from Berean Memorial Church taught the bible like it was a college text book.