Not everyone is suited for every job.
Let me give you an example. There is no way in the world I could ever be a restaurant server or waiter. I am pretty certain that when presented with a huge tray of food to carry from the kitchen to the table that it would be dropped somewhere along the way. Plus, I am not the best at working with the general public, and would likely lose my temper and cram food in a patron’s face if provoked. And, my short-term memory is not all that great, and I would struggle to remember who gets what or I would forget to get “stuff” people ask for because I am running around like a chicken with its head cut off. In other words, I would not make much money in tips.
I just do not see my talent in a commission-based job. Yet, plenty of people do. They have got great personalities, great customer service skills, and the awesome patience of multiple saints. So, if a person (like me) does not have that magical formula of skills and personality, they are not likely to go into a commission-based position.
(Just so you know, I tip really well when I go out to restaurants, because in my eyes that is one tough job and I know they work on commission to make any real money.)
Well if you do have the skills for a “commission” based job, additional compensation is likely to happen.
With commissions based on sales, the more you sell the more you make. If you want to make a great salary and are good at sales I would become a pastor.
A pastor will get their salary based off the 10% of revenue coming in from the church they lead. The bigger the church, the bigger the pay. Maybe this is why God called in the GREAT commission… (just a joke)
There are a bunch of other commission based positions that do not bring in as much money on a percentage basis then what a pastor could eventually make. A realtor typically brings in around 3% to the company they work for unless they get both sides of the deal and then it goes to 6%. A server in a restaurant will likely get 15% to 20% but has to share that with the other workers, and I do not know what car dealers make, but I am sure it is not 10% of the revenue from all the patrons.
What a great deal.. build “your” church as big as you can get it, and make as much money as you can. Sounds awesome… unfortunately I do not have these qualities for a commission based job, so I guess I will just “pastor” others for free.
(Disclaimer: This post was just an act in sarcasm, with a hint of “smartassesness”… but it should make you think a little bit about the subject of paid pastors. I am in no way judging the morals and the motives of pastors that get paid for what they do. I do not know their hearts. I might disagree that there should not even be those positions at all, but it is exactly that, an opinion)