Hi all. Thought I'd share my good news story with you.
Just over two weeks ago I approached Cashrewards for this deal and immediately was born a strong bond and friendship with Andrew, the owner & MD. Two days later I again contacted Andrew for this deal. He could sense in my voice something was wrong, so I told him I'd just been given notice my job had been off-shored. He told me to get on a plane to Sydney to meet and discuss a few things with him. I was blown away. What was close to being the worst day of my life, was quite possibly turning out to be the best.
So a few days later, off I went to Sydney. We met, we spoke, and we spoke some more. We came up with a stack of ways to improve Cashrewards and make it the number 1 goto shopping website in Australia. He was even kind enough to take me to his home for lunch where I met the rest of his family. Words cannot describe how genuinely kind Andrew is. His business acumen is second to none. He offered me a job that day. It was just too good to refuse.
Out of courtesy, he also arranged a call with our very own Scotty, just so he was aware what was going on, and that there'd be no conflict of interest. I'll be performing a variety of tasks but primarily focusing on vendor negotiations, bringing in new clients, getting better deals, etc etc. Obviously, posting on OzB will not stop. I will post as a 'rep' for any Cashrewards deal, as 'associated' for deals indirectly related to Cashrewards, and of course there's all the other deals I'll continue to post as per normal. I'm not going anywhere.
I find it incredible to think I'll be earning a full-time income from doing something I absolutely love. I'll be working out of Melbourne, with regular trips to Sydney. I'm 100% committed to making this work, and I'll make sure everyone benefits. I won't leave anything unexplored.
I hope you all have a wonderful day, and looking forward to posting my very first deal as a Cashrewards rep. All the very best - TA.