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Going Negative

At some point in every job, you start to go negative — and it is at this point that you start to rethink your career and wonder about your choices. That happened for me today. As much as I’ve tried to stay above the fray and not feed into all the negativity, I just couldn’t resist anymore. This is sad as I’ve only been with my current firm for 6months — I really was hoping it wouldn’t happen so early in my tenure. I suppose I just underestimated the difficulty of my role when I took the position. At my […]

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Nothing is Getting Done

Came in to work agitated this morning after waiting 45 minutes for a CTA bus. Oh many drove by, however they were all packed to capacity. And it just got better once I arrived at work. In a span of 20 minutes, I managed to delete all the phone numbers (1000+) in my contact system so I can’t call anybody. What kind of system allows you to do that? I tell you…a crappy one! Now waiting for IT to rebuild my database. It might take all day. I’m in such a cruddy mood that I’m not even having any fun […]

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Office Space

So it’s been one of those days. Moral on the sales team is not what it should be. While we’re making progress with penetrating new clients, it’s not fast enough for management. Everyone is pointing fingers. I’m trying not to get caught up in all the nonsense, but it’s somewhat difficult with all the buzz about Project Springboard which already has a few scenes straight out of Office Spacethe movie. We’ve got efficiency experts running around all over the place. If you haven’t seen the movie and can relate to working from a cubicle, go check it out. Funny as […]

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Worse than Root Canal

Attended yet another meeting to review our branch sales pipeline. I won’t bore you with the details, but just wanted to share a few classic lines: From Engagement Manager to Sales Rep: “What’s the problem? I sell you get the money…” From Managing Director to Sales Rep: “They are running around the yard without a leach. Contain them, before you step in it. You need to discipline this client…” From Managing Director to Sales Rep: “Just do a Nancy Regan….say NO.”

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What Makes A 100%

A coworker forwarded to me and I couldn’t help put post. Funny as heck! ************************************************************ Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants over 100%. How about achieving 103%? Here’s a little math that might prove helpful. If: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Is represented as: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 […]

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