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Sticky Work Situation - Worth Bringing Up?

I'm in a sticky work situation. My account manager, who I'm partnered with, is pretty great overall - tries to be understanding, gives me enough rope to succeed but enough support to perform, even spends extra hours with me for development. But we're all in our early to mid-twenties, which can be kind of a rough age. One of our other account managers is pretty blunt, quite potty-mouthed, abrasive with terrible delivery. For example, she will regularly say people "shit the bed" "absolutely fucking suck" "is a sack of shit" as a reason not to work with them. [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Sep 8, 2014 - 31 answers

How can I become an effective Sales Director asap?

I just became the Marketing & Sales Director of a startup even though I've never done sales in my life. The company has exactly one salesperson on the other side of the country and he is trying to sell a pricy (4K) piece of B2B hardware. Before this he worked at a phone service company. The company only just starting producing enough units to sell. The entire staff is counting on the two of us to magically sell machines and I don't know what to do. We're being asked for sales projections, etc. and I have no idea where to even start. Snowflake details follow. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2014 - 3 answers

I got a job! Help me be great at it!

After posting here several times about my job search and post-MBA malaise, I have been offered an Account Manager position. This wasn't what I wanted to do entirely, but I want to be great at it, so I can move into a position I would want in a year or so. How do I be awesome at my job? [more inside]
posted by hrj on Dec 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Is this too good to be true?

You've seen sales companies that bring you in, train you to sell for them, and after a certain amount of time train you to manage a team. Is this a viable pursuit or is there a catch? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Dec 8, 2012 - 14 answers

And I always thought the customers were the problem...

Help me cope with retail hell. [more inside]
posted by sunset in snow country on Oct 21, 2012 - 15 answers

I want a chunk of the change, please.

Is there any recourse for this sticky work situation? Crying about wanting a chunk of the commission, and whining about the business owner's kids inside. [more inside]
posted by Syllables on Dec 20, 2011 - 19 answers

Is SMMU a SCAM?

Is SMMU a SCAM? [more inside]
posted by ~Sushma~ on Aug 30, 2011 - 15 answers

Help us navigate the large corporation world!

Looking for the best route to contact large corporations for sales of an R&D solution. If I were a small company with a patented product that could revolutionize how certain industry giants could do business, how would I find the right contact inside the company that would take the time to listen to me? [more inside]
posted by wile e on Feb 14, 2011 - 6 answers

Good jobs for graduating BA/psychology student seeking work-life balance?

Good jobs for graduating BA/psychology student seeking work-life balance? [more inside]
posted by Jade_bug on Nov 3, 2010 - 15 answers

Small business proposal writer: Help me design my bonus plan.

Small business proposal writer: Help me design my bonus plan. [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Jun 18, 2010 - 2 answers

Turning Down Work Graciously

How can you turn down consulting/contract work graciously? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 9, 2010 - 12 answers

What metrics are sales professionals guided by?

What metrics are sales professionals guided by? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2009 - 6 answers

I hate my job, and I don't know what to switch to... how screwed am I?

I need a new job, and I need one by the end of the year, because I'm very close to walking out of the one I have now. Help me, hive mind, as I'm at my wits end. What the hell can I do that's in Philadelphia, doesn't require a car, isn't sales, and pays around $30k? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Oct 20, 2009 - 22 answers

My boss can't keep a promise or make a commitment

How do I politely get my boss to follow through and keep promises he makes to my customers? [more inside]
posted by 4Lnqvv on Sep 17, 2009 - 5 answers

How does accepting Section 8 affect the future marketability of a two-family rental property?

How does accepting Section 8 affect the future marketability of a two-family rental property? [more inside]
posted by fishthefly on Jan 30, 2009 - 10 answers

How can I work for myself?

Help me build my sales empire! [more inside]
posted by Hellafiles on Oct 7, 2008 - 2 answers

I Don't Want to be Willy Loman!

I don't want to be a salesman! Can anyone help a recent grad find a sane, non-sales job in Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Jun 17, 2008 - 9 answers

Career changer needs advice.

I left my last position in outside sales after 3 years and it wasn't a great fit for me. I could do it but it left me drained and exhausted at the end of the day. Now what? [more inside]
posted by calitocarolina on May 29, 2008 - 3 answers

Save me from Job Hell.

How do I get relevant/fulfilling work experience while in grad school for my dream job? [more inside]
posted by mynameismandab on Oct 28, 2006 - 14 answers

What percentage for the salesperson?

Does anyone happen to know what an "industry standard" percentage might be for an independent salesperson in the media industry (commercials/animation/print/etc.)? [more inside]
posted by numlok on Feb 18, 2006 - 0 answers

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