You know times are really hard when you get all excited over a sales enquiry. You're happy to drive 30km to the yard, stand under the scorching sun and get covered in fine dust just to convince your customer your products are good. Doesn't matter if it is a big or small order, at least it keeps you occupied.
You are willing to work so bloody hard just to earn a few dollars. Heck, you're willing to close the deal even if you make nothing. You have to generate enough sales volume to keep your spirits up and the bankers happy.
You soon realise that you're not the only one feeling deflated. Everyone's in the same boat. Best friend says that her banker friends are ditching cuff links and tie for casual wear. Afterall, they spend their days in the office scouring the Net systematically for everything and anything under the sun, from A to Z. No need to dress up.