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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    #1

    company would pick up sales revenue

    Mary Kantarian was achingly close to making her million-dollar sales goal - only $1,000 short. If she made the goal by the end of the year, it would mean a fat $60,000 bonus check, and a happy trip to the bank to finance a dream home she'd recently found...
    Still, Mary had one hope : inner-city Lincoln High School. Its students, who often had to share textbooks, could really use her company's multimedia educational aids, but Lincoln had no discretionary budget for new teaching materials. What if Mary donated the money to this needy school for the purchase, and put herself over the magic quota?
    Or perhaps she could offer partial "donations" to close sales at several schools. She would then surpass her quota goal with room to spare. The Lincoln school or other needy schools would gain immensely valuable educational programs that would help them serve their students, her company would pick up sales revenue, and she would meet her sales quota. Even better, she would earn a cool $60,000 on an investment of $1,000.

    1.Does "close sales" mean "end up sales" or "similar sales"?
    2.By providing donation to a school, can her company increase sales revenue? Does her company sell educational materials
    Last edited by keannu; 12-Aug-2015 at 23:47.

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    Re: company would pick up sales revenue

    If you "close a/the sale", you successfully sell whatever it is you are peddling and get someone to buy it. It's what salesmen/saleswomen aim to do. If they don't close a sale, they have failed.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: company would pick up sales revenue

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Still, Mary had one hope : inner-city Lincoln High School. Its students, who often had to share textbooks, could really use her company's multimedia educational aids, but [...]


    2.By providing donation to a school, can her company increase sales revenue? Does her company sell educational materials?
    Yes, it does.

    [Edit]
    It should be $1,000, not %1,000.
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 12-Aug-2015 at 08:24.

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    Re: company would pick up sales revenue

    She is talking about giving money to a potential customer so that they can then purchase what she is selling. All so she can reach her target and collect her bonus.

    Highly unethical.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 12-Aug-2015 at 12:56. Reason: Fixing typo.

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    #5

    Re: company would pick up sales revenue

    I wouldn't go that far. The high school will get supplies it needs and she will get money. Win-win.

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