Turns out, being bilingual was a MAJOR plus at the car wash.
See, by the time I was 13, I was a service advisor. That meant less labor and more selling.
My job was to convince customers to buy the more expensive packages.
For example... say someone comes in and wants a $10 car wash…
… and we have car washes from $10 - $40.
My job was to sell the higher package.
After coming up and doing all the jobs on the car wash assembly line, I had tons of knowledge on how the whole operation worked.
That knowledge meant sales power.
My average ticket price per car was usually around $16.50.
That meant, if we washed 1000 cars in 10 hours, that was $16,500 in earnings for the day!
Needless to say, they loved me in the sales job.