Originally Posted by topcatny
F&CK! I got laid off today, again. I've had some shitty luck in the last 2 years.
So my boss calls me in today and tells me because there are no deals close to being closed they are going to have to let me go. This comes less than 2 weeks after we had a discussion that my job was safe but they were going to have to eliminate my draw, which was part of my agreement when they hired me. I've been in the job 6 months selling a product that has a minimum sales cycle of 6 months and most deals take 1 yr to up to 2 yrs to close. The sales pipeline was 2 deals when I started and there are now 6 deals in the pipeline and I had 3 more that I was close to beginning a sales cycle on. I am not sure what he expected. My training was 30-45 days until the felt comfortable with me calling any accounts. So in reality I have had 4 1/2 - 5 months to accomplish anything.
I hated the job and the situation and I was looking to leave based on everything that has transpired but I'll be damned if I wasn't doing 200% better than the guy that was there before me in 1/3 of the time.
Anyone want to support an out of work apparel executive? I've got a family to support and I am running out of savings to supplement any unemployment and off the books construction jobs I can find.
I am really really sorry to hear that. good luck!