Management has asked my team to increase productivity. Granted the expectations are not completely unreasonable, I just worry about maintaining the momentum. Perhaps in the weeks/months to come, my paycheck will reflect my hard work but right now I’m completely exhausted from it all. You know, sometimes I wonder how I ended up here. Never in my life growing up did I ever say I wanted to be a sales person. This is not why I went to college. Don’t get me wrong, B2B sales is not a bad profession. The financial rewards alone can compensate for the stress of the job. Plus being able to help someone become more efficient in their job by provided a service is a great thrill — particularly when they were initially reluctant to consider your company’s service offering. But after 10 years, it’s starting to takes its toll and it’s difficult to change course. Maybe if I sold something that actually made a difference in the world and didn’t just help corporations become more profitable, I’d feel better about everything. Just maybe. Right now I’m just tired and exhausted from it all.
September 12, 2003 at 7:11 am
Carlos D. Butler
Burnout. I’ve done it once and I feel it creeping up again. That’s why I’m going back to school. When I finally “can’t take anymore”, the transition will be easier with a degree of some sort.
September 10, 2003 at 10:53 am
I find I “reinvent” myself about every 10 years. Sounds like you about ready.