I have completed 2 interviews for a position selling furniture. The second interview was with the person doing the hiring and she seemed really positive about me getting the job. Today I was called and asked if I would be OK working in the warehouse/delivery for about 3 days a week and selling for just 2 days. Looked on the net and sure enough they have had an open position for a Delivery driver longer than the sales position. I really do not want to work in the warehouse/driver/delivery job, but I agreed to do an interview with the supervisor of that position tomorrow. How do I handle this.
You know what this smells like? This smells like the person who needs to hire a salesman has no political power in the company compared to the person who wants to hire a delivery driver.
I would not even be surprised to learn that the hiring person has been yelled at for trying to fill the sales position before the warehouse/delivery position is filled.
You probably don't want to be either a driver or a salesman in that company. You certainly do not want to devote three days a week of your valuable sales department time to driving a truck.
Tell the company that you are a salesman and not a truck driver. There is no skill set overlap between those two jobs.