16. The New Realtor
Norma was discouraged. She was a new realtor.
had recently passed the state test on her
try. Then she joined a realty company. They
training classes two to four times a week.
attended the classes faithfully.
But because English was
second language, she didn’t catch everything that the
said. When she asked the instructor to repeat
, he told her to see him after class.
when other students asked a question, the instructor
the question right then and there.
instructor always said, "See me after class." Then,
she tried to see him after class, he
say that he was late for an appointment. "
about next time?" he would say. He was
too busy to help her.
"He’s not too
, he’s just too lazy," her boyfriend said. “There
too many ‘instructors' like that. All they care
is presenting their information. If the students don’t
it, that’s their problem. You have to be
. These people are not going to help you.
want you to fail, because that means less
for them. It’s a dog-eat-dog business."