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Old 11-05-2011, 11:37 AM
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After working for a great company from 1990 to 2003 or so, left because of the "corporate take over and destroy"......Just got bought back with the original pre -corporate owners...Tossed my hat back in the ring.... Anyone done this before?? I am positive it's a good move but curious how many people have done this. My past experience was with sales and top of the game when I left. Though I stayed in sales and sales supervising with other companies, I just did not and could not duplicate the love, (although I did have success), of the game or products I had before. That is why I am all in and hopeful I can rekindle my mojo! Anyone have any tips or similar experiences???
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Good luck...but it wasn't something I was able to accomplish....

I had worked for a company for 18 yrs, and left amicably and became a sub-contractor to them.

About a dozen years later I returned...and it never was the same.

People and positions had changed, it amazed me how power influences people!!

I am sure some of my references to the way things used to be were not taken kindly. But I really needed to speak my peace and question the lack of success of many newly implemented programs.

Their new mantra seemed to be "the flogging will continue until the morale improves"..

But all that may work out better for you.

Today, I am happily retired. And the additional years I was on board increased my pension!
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In the process of thinking of hanging it up with the company I am working for. After 18 years. Very succesful time period but I feel the economic crunch is forcing this to go a corporate avenue also and no longer feel the love.
I wish you luck with your venture and hope I will not have to go back after I leave.
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:14 PM
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I say as long as youu stay up on your TPS reports you should be golden
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:40 AM
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Yeah, I think it still is better than where I have been, lot's of liars in business these days, or maybe I'm just more astute!
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Congrats. Just curious what do you sell?
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Blank TPS Reports.


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Old 11-06-2011, 10:13 AM
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Culligan,14 years worth.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:29 AM
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I had 4 years with a large corp and was transferred several times during that period. I ended in year 5 in a location I did not like. I found another job elsewhere but left under good graces. As a matter of fact, one of the VP's flew abt 600 miles to try to talk me out of the move. I had already committed to another co and I explained that and left. He did ask if I would consider a position at a location better to my liking in the future and I said yes, leaving the door open as I really liked the work.
Almost three years to the date I left I received a phone call on a Sunday by the same VP (who was now an executive vp) and he offered me a job about three levels above the position I left at about twice the money I was currently making. Needless to say, two weeks notice and I returned to the first co for 32 years, then retired a very happy camper.
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Thanks for the encouragement!
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:54 AM
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This is going to be very difficult but you have to act like you never worked there before. As others have mentioned, things have probably changed.

It just work. Dont try to overthink it. But watch out for any folks that stuck out the corporate shake up and are still there while you bailed.
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I left a company after 10 years because I could not get along with some shithead and was tired of the crap, did my own thing for 4 years and one day got a call and was asked to return temporarily... I got to fire shithead and it's been 12-1/2 of success for all. Do it!
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:31 AM
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i would avoid sacred cows...there may be a way things were done in the past that isnt going to cut it today...like the previous advice you have to start like you never worked there before and work within the confines of the company...

break a leg...best wishes...
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:38 AM
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it's really simple when it comes to sales..............

Sell enough stuff where it would be painful if you leave and take the sales to another

the ONLY thing that remains the same on a business card when you are in sales is YOUR name. Protect that at all cost in an honorable way and you will be fine.

I've learned to not sweat the small stuff..........
but when commone sense if over ruled by policy, I speak up...............but the location I lead stands on a tall mound of sales that cannot be considered "the company's"..............

Good luck, keep us posted
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