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Anyone ever get tired of the corporate BS? If so....what did you do about it? I've Been in sales with the same company 17 years...in the same industry for 20. Am told I'm a valuable asset, am a role model for younger sales individuals...blah blah blah.

Came close today to throttling the HR guy. Getting served a shit sandwich and being told it is a SMORE is getting old.

sorry. needed to vent.
Old 08-30-2017, 06:22 PM
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I feel for you. My wife has 17 yrs at same corporation. Getting tired of her crazy stories. I wouldn't last a week at one. Too much BS.
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Working for the government is crazier, but the benefits are better!
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Yep.

Get tired of all the finger pointing, snarky emails from people who don't know what they're talking about, groups being defensive about everything and seeking only to prove cross-functional teams wrong, etc.

17 years? No way I'd last. I like my company but I will not be here til retirement.
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Since earning my military pension and being comfortable without needing to work, this very topic is why I can't see working for anyone again?

I'm too spoiled now, I'll have to do something for myself as I'm not about to sweat much less bleed or let alone be uncomfortable to make more $$$ than I make now just for breathing.
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Yep.

I like my company but I will not be here til retirement.

That's what dawned on me today. There is no way I can last that long. I'm 43.

I'm to the point where I'm not sure more money would make me happy. Less money and/or the same money WITHOUT the bs is where I'm leaning.

Anyone got a fishing pier for sale? I can sell bait/Beer/ and Juggs Magazines until I croak.
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Originally Posted by Marlinmate1 View Post
That's what dawned on me today. There is no way I can last that long. I'm 43.

I'm to the point where I'm not sure more money would make me happy. Less money and/or the same money WITHOUT the bs is where I'm leaning.

Anyone got a fishing pier for sale? I can sell bait/Beer/ and Juggs Magazines until I croak.
Lol, I feel you, and I joke with the wife that once our house is paid off I'm opening a bait shop and short order breakfast joint so I can solve the worlds problems with all the other old men.

Honestly I do like my company and love the group I work in. It's just obvious to me at this point I'm not cut out for all the BS corporate America entails. I just want to get the job done without all the ass covering, finger pointing, and time wasting that goes along with it in a big corporate environment.

They could give me a 20% raise and it wouldn't really change much as far as that goes (50% and we might be talking )

I'm lucky in that I'm only 30 and have figured this out. The company I work for is about as startup-esque as it gets for a large company. But in the last two years they've implemented all sorts of six sigma and other nonsense that is quickly destroying our efficiency and innovation.

I'm actively working on my exit strategy so it keeps me content knowing this is likely my last corporate America job. I'm not in a rush to leave, goal is to have our house paid off in a few years, which greatly increases my ability to take risks, etc.

You're 43 and thus still have plenty of time to take a different path.
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Your company can fix it like the company I worked for fixed it.....eliminated all of our jobs and subcontract everything out now.

The company that eliminated our jobs is the only big company I ever worked for and I don't want to work for another. I tried to make changes/improvements to our products based on the feedback from our customers. It took me a couple of years until I realized the company didn't want to hear anything about changes/improvements and the more I tried to help improve things the more I was labeled as a problem. After a couple of years I just shut my mouth, did my job, and picked up my paycheck.

They set my forecast each year and I surpassed it each year but they cut my pay 3 years in a row. They just wanted us all to quit and figured if they kept treating us like lowlifes the quicker we would leave. They ended up paying me almost $50K severance package and similar severance packages for the rest of the guys, it cost them a pile of money.

I have never liked sales from the beginning but I did happen to be good at it. You know how the numbers work, no matter what happened the previous year you were expected to not only equal the previous years sales you had to show significant growth. My largest order was $2.2M in 2014 which drove my sales for the year over $8M....forecast for 2015 was $9.5M. They knew that giant order wasn't going to be repeated.....ever but they still expected growth.

I could go on forever.....I just don't want to work for a large company any more.
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currently in charge of approx. $75M in gross sales. and they pay me like I'm selling lemonade on the corner. .......and tell me its ok.

I'm tired of hearing it.

We had a "consultant" company come in a few years ago. The focus is currently on KPI's, KOM''s, initiatives, campaigns, spread sheets, dashboards, forward/rear looking,

No where is quality, customers, employees being discussed. NO WHERE. These 3 ingredients are what made the company.
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Don't you just love buzzwords?

We have all that same stuff...all of us have goals to reduce costs (design changes, etc), but we don't have any input on how that is to occur.
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Originally Posted by Marlinmate1 View Post
Anyone ever get tired of the corporate BS? If so....what did you do about it? I've Been in sales with the same company 17 years...in the same industry for 20. Am told I'm a valuable asset, am a role model for younger sales individuals...blah blah blah.

Came close today to throttling the HR guy. Getting served a shit sandwich and being told it is a SMORE is getting old.

sorry. needed to vent.
Don't blame the HR guy...he is just doing the dirty work that your boss doesn't have the balls to do or say himself.
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Time to get the resume out.

Personally I love waking up and figuring out how I can make my boss rich. Every...single...day....
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
Time to get the resume out.

Personally I love waking up and figuring out how I can make my boss rich. Every...single...day....
Is your boss...you?

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Originally Posted by DocHoliday View Post
Don't blame the HR guy...he is just doing the dirty work that your boss doesn't have the balls to do or say himself.
HR fella is there as a shield.....so I can't really say what's on my mind to my boss.That's a whole different story.

As soon as anyone speaks up...with a negative comment on something or an idea that contradicts the consultants new direction for the company, said employee gets the stink eye from HR and/or the boss.

The company can't stand to hear how upset people are or how bad things are at the employee level. The current state of top down managements mantra is "things are changing....you are either on board or out". This is an exact statement.
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Originally Posted by Marlinmate1 View Post
currently in charge of approx. $75M in gross sales. and they pay me like I'm selling lemonade on the corner. .......and tell me its ok.

I'm tired of hearing it.

We had a "consultant" company come in a few years ago. The focus is currently on KPI's, KOM''s, initiatives, campaigns, spread sheets, dashboards, forward/rear looking,

No where is quality, customers, employees being discussed. NO WHERE. These 3 ingredients are what made the company.
selling what? I'm always looking for good salespeople!
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Yes, I'm so tired of the corporate BS. Been with my company 17 years too. I applied for another job a few weeks ago and received an offer last Friday and accepted. With the same company, but it's a mgmt promotion and I won't be technical anymore. Hopefully, something different will help. I'll have to start commuting so I might freak out.

It's hard to leave the company. I would be giving up a lot if I left. I think I might just start bouncing around every few years.
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Long term careers with the same company are a thing of the past. Jumping around every 2-3 years no longer raises concerns because it's the norm. It's the only way to get a raise.

My only promotion would be to take my managers job. 0% chance that happens.
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Originally Posted by t500hps View Post
selling what? I'm always looking for good salespeople!
PM Sent...don't want to give too many clues. Not sure who or what is watching
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
My only promotion would be to take my managers job. 0% chance that happens.
My manager has been in same position for 14 years.
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Long term careers with the same company are a thing of the past. Jumping around every 2-3 years no longer raises concerns because it's the norm. It's the only way to get a raise.

My only promotion would be to take my managers job. 0% chance that happens.
Very true. Especially in IT.

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