Originally Posted by Mr. Sartorial
I run my own startup and at this early stage we would definitely do the same thing for sales people. You can get them with 100% commission cheap early on, but it can get expensive when they get a share of all of their sales as you grow larger so it's a good idea to move them to a base.
That's my 2 cents +
you're the fucking devil.
if you pay your guys 100% commission, and then you change it when they sell so much that it is expensive for you, you are exactly the type of sleazy company that I was talking about.
I can understand that there are companies out there that can't afford to pay people the way they should, that happens. at this stage in my life I wouldn't want to work for them. actually, I wouldn't even suggest to younger people not to do it, because often you can get a lot of experience but no training or mentoring) from companies like that. but they aren't serious companies.
I would even suggest that "luxury" companies that work on that model suck, too. they run the risk of damaging their brand name, and, frankly, that is their only asset.