I have some friends in car sales. Both ended up doing coke for a short period of time. Both started making big (70k+ / yr) money, went into debt, then got fired. They tend to cycle around to different dealerships. They live at the car lot, though.
Before I knew about the stress and lies, I saw the money, and wanted some. So I interviewed and got on.
At the interview, they'll ask- Why do you want to work in car sales? If you answer because you like cars, you like people, etc, you're not getting on.
The right answer is- "I'm behind on my house payment, I've got starving kids, I've got a 20k credit card bill, I need money SO bad."
That basically got me on. I won't go through the whole story, but I'm not cut out for it.
I've got respect for people who are, though. My buddy got back into it, is a finance manager at a local dealership. Makes his money off financing, warranties, etc. His YTD last October was 112k. He loves it. He is a money driven person, I am not.