The Sydney Morning Herald:
Peter Wooldridge’s two sons enjoy the benefits of their father’s job, but baulk at the idea of one day following in his footsteps.
You see, Wooldridge Snr is a Tupperware salesman and can well appreciate his boys’ aversion to joining the family business.
â€œThey’ve grown up with Dad selling tupperware,â€ the Adelaide man says with a laugh. â€œThey’re fine with it, but it’s not a job for everyone.
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“You could say that it’s not a job for every man but I love what I do, I wouldn’t do anything else.â€
Mr Wooldridge was something of a novelty when he became a Tupperware salesman in 1993.
He found himself at a party trying to sell a product he knew very little about, but the fact he was male may have in fact helped him succeed.
â€œI honestly think some women bought off me because they felt sorry for me,” he says.
It’s a very different story today.
Mr Wooldridge is now a Tupperware manager and is ranked in the top 100 for personal sales in Australia.
â€œI probably wouldn’t have been able to get there in the ‘old days’ though,â€ he says. â€œIt’s not just the products that have evolved. The customer, they want different things from the parties, right down to what food you serve.â€
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