Work your Tail
off and even during wave season you will rarely hit high enough sales to bonus past your 12.00 an hour.
You'll pay for the phone and internet plus 500.00 for the computer equipment.
Other agents steal your bookings.
Interior cabin bookings costing 1500-2000 you'll make about 9.50 on.
You'd need to book suites all day, everyday, those pay about 65-90 dollars. But that's rare.
If you add travel insurance you better get it on all bookings. If you fall below a 35% take rate you'll lose every single dime you earned. The company will take all of the profits.
Management are all drinking the koolaid. If you figure out a way to beat the system, you'll still work 50-60 hours and make 3k a month.
People who stay are lazy, uneducated, cannot deal with real corporate America, are content with working hard to never get ahead. The training is pathetic and lacks key components you'll stumble around and learn the hard way.
The customers, 90% are cheap, booking the cheapest vacations and complain, lie, need to have calls pulled way too often. You'll get your measly commission docked so they can save their customer.
You are not a travel agent, you're an order taker. No more, no less.
The attrition rate is extremely high.
Just don't, unless you're desperate. I was... Until I had a better opportunity.