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How exactly does full commission work?

I might be getting a job that is payed on full commission.So if I do not sell anything my first week do I not make any money? I asked my interviewer a little about it but don't quite understand. I believe there is some type of base pay. The job is at Clarks shoes.

Asked By: elephukk - 6/28/2011
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Commissions are handled differently at every business. Full commission generally means that you are paid a percentage of the sale, adn there is no base. In some cases, there is a draw against commission. That means that they pay you something up front, and then you pay them back on your commission. For example... More
Answered By: jobbend - 6/28/2011
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full commission? probably means if you don't sell anything there is no pay if there was a base pay it would be stated as such and additional commission but the term full commission indicates that's it
Answered By: tro - 6/28/2011
 
I leased apartments in Chicago for awhile and it was full commission. What that means is that you do not get paid unless you sell a product, in my case rent a property. There are ups and downs with commission jobs that's for sure. I'd make a lot of money one month and sometime go a month without a pay check. In your... More
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Answered By: JARES - 6/28/2011
 
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