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 The Story Behind the PHD.....

  1. a term used to refer to one who's family has a car dealership.
    • Generally a slang term and derogatory in use.

I got this title at a young age. Wasn't really fond it and was just a shot at me from fellow employees in my father's dealership. They would never use it around him, just me.

The usage from me came from a very memorable interview. I was interviewing for a position with an automotive company who likes college graduates. So much, that 90% of their employees have degrees. During this interview I was asked about my education. I commenced to reciting as to what high school I attended. Head of recruiting smiled and asked if I had any post-secondary education. I almost replied with no, but instead I stated, " I have a PHD". He looked at the resume intently and stated it wasn't listed. I smiled and said, " Papa Had a Dealership!" He paused and then smiled. I ended up getting the position. So PHD has become more a fun thing!

About David Allen Wood

With over 28 years of experience in leadership and management in all aspects of the retail automotive dealership, I am launching my blog for readers to follow me on my career journey and my insights from my extensive servant leadership core values. I have walked a remarkable path so far and learning and experiencing new ventures and ideas always excites me and charges my energy.

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