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Awesome and unexpected perk of new job

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by 21Carrier, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. 21Carrier

    21Carrier Until I Gota 29

    Feb 4, 2011
    Hoover, AL
    I recently started working at an outdoor shop as a second, more full-time job until I finish school. It is geared more towards camping/backpacking/climbing gear than hunting, but that's ok. I am a big backpacker, so I like it. I've been working a ton, which means my free time and shooting has been severely cut back, but it has come with a HUGE perk. We use this system called 3point5. It is used in a lot of outdoor type stores. It is basically a training aide that gives incentives for employees to learn about the products they sell. For instance, I get on the website, spend about 30 minutes to an hour learning about a certain brand and taking tests, and I'm rewarded with great discounts.

    Some brands' discounts are pretty mild, while some are insane. For instance, I can order some large brands for as much as 50% off WHOLESALE!!! With some brands' markups, that is like 25% of retail. That's insane! Some take hours to complete, others just 15 minutes. Why is this all relevant here? I just noticed that I can do this for NOSLER!!! After a quick 30 minutes of learning all about Nosler and their products, I can now order ANY of their products (bullets, loaded ammo, even their custom rifles) directly from them, with prices that are a good bit below MidwayUSA. Can we say awesome?!

    Blackhawk! is also on the list, as well as a bunch of others. I have a feeling most of the proceeds from my new job will never see my pockets. And before I get asked, no, I can't order you any. I wish I could, but I don't want to have my hookup revoked. Go get a job at a place that participates in 3point5. Just work one shift a week.
  2. Sounds good!

    I guess we will be reading tests about Nosler bullets and wax tubes in the future!

  3. rcd567


    Feb 5, 2011
    Near Glenwood, Iowa
    The reason I don't work at the local Bass Pro Shop or Cabelas is I'd be working for equipment.
  4. MedicOni


    Nov 19, 2008
    Central NM
    I think our local REI does something similar... and I'd already decided I want a pt job there once I finish medic school :p
  5. Gunnut80

    Gunnut80 Raoul_Duke

    Sep 7, 2006
    Southeast Texas
    That sounds like a sweet deal!