About to get laid off in the next hour

Along with 25% of the staff because the company lost it's biggest contract (which wasn't my account). Also the only one in sales getting laid off despite being the most tenured and also the only person that brought in any new revenue next year.


Worth pushing back on and seeing if they'll let me stay so that I can buy myself some time?

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braintank
Politicker
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Enterprise Account Executive
Do you want to stay?
TennisandSales
Politicker
11
Enterprise Account Executive
best question.
braintank
Politicker
5
Enterprise Account Executive
Thatโ€™s kind of my thing ;)

Lest you forget I am a sentient stoic brain in a bacta tank.
DungeonsNDemos
Big Shot
1
Rolling 20's all day
Lol this was my exact thought! It's just too fitting haha!
DungeonsNDemos
Big Shot
0
Rolling 20's all day
There is a dumbass out there somewhere named tankbrain who is your exact inverse.
TheEnglishMajor
Valued Contributor
5
Account Executive
at this point only to buy time. this company is going under. But I've also put my blood sweat and tears into it for the past two years.
braintank
Politicker
9
Enterprise Account Executive
Iโ€™d see if you can get more severance so you have $$$ while you find another gig.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
1
๐ŸฆŠ
Yeah I wouldn't want to be where I'm not wanted or valued.
Themorris
0
Senior Global DevOps Sales
Are you familiar with the sunk-cost fallacy? Your last sentence is an example of it. Staying there could prevent you from finding a gig where you make more money and are more fulfilled (if that's possible in sales).
TheEnglishMajor
Valued Contributor
10
Account Executive
Called it. Decision is irreversible. Anyone hiring sales in the Rev Ops Space? :)
Sunbunny31
Politicker
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Sr Sales Executive
I'm so sorry.

Were you able to negotiate a good severance package?
Kosta_Konfucius
Politicker
2
Sales Rep
Really sorry to hear it. Good luck in the search
butwhy
Politicker
5
Solutions Engineer
You can try, but maybe also push for more severance. Sounds like there are some idiots at the top if you are the one on the chopping block.
TennisandSales
Politicker
4
Enterprise Account Executive
damn....this is brutal! no i would not stay at a company that cant afford their team if one customer leaves.
Armageddon
Valued Contributor
3
Account Executive
Thats tough, if you don't believe in the company you might as well start looking, but doesnt hurt to have a paycheck while you look. Good luck!
punishedlad
Politicker
2
Field Sales
Depends on if you *want* to stay or not. You can argue for a PIP, but you need to decide (and fast) if that's something you'd want to undertake.
TheslAyE
Fire Starter
2
AE (Account Executive)
If the pay is worth it, the push back may be. There could also be something else beyond sales that influenced it
Justatitle
Politicker
1
Account Executive
if the company is going under whatever sweat equity you have put in already don't mean anything. unfortunate as that is true.
FinanceEngineer
Politicker
1
Sr Director, sales and partnerships
Who did you piss off that they are targeting you?
Diablo
Politicker
1
Sr. AE
Sorry to hear that, all the best
ThatNewAE
Politicker
1
Account Executive - Mid enterprise
It's like a relationship. I understood this the hard way. If they want to let you go - why would you want to convince them about your worth ?

Choose another firm. Not worth buying time either.
SaaSam
Politicker
1
Account Executive
If it was me, I'd push back. Only to give me time to find another job and then tell them to go fuck themselves.

However, don't beg, make sure they know you aren't going to beg. Use logic to make them see why you're the wrong person to lay off, and then when you end up leaving, and they ask why remind them of this time.
thadeuce
Opinionated
0
SDR (Sales Development Rep)
You should buy time if you can. But at this point since Iโ€™m late to the party whatโ€™s done is done. How did it go?
ThePackagingGuy
Member
0
VP Sales
I'd seek extended severance and strong recommendation letters.
justtryingtomakeit
Contributor
0
Director of Account Management
You want who wants you - if you're easy to let go of to them, go find someone who will see that in you and won't let go of you. Best of luck
Finn77
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Customer Success/Account Manager
Sorry to hear this. Sometimes top brass makes poor decisions.
Lumbergh
Politicker
0
Sr Account Exec
Negotiate whatever severance you can (shoot for 4 months and accept 2 if they push back) - they are trying to cut all costs wrap it up to dump it. Much of the VC world is just trying to maximize their own paydays and reaping the outcome of their own mismanagement by laying off the frontline people. Good luck out there
WholesomeGuy95
0
Area Sales Manager
Sorry to hear it! I would suggest asking some of your closest coworkers/direct manager to write you a recommendation somewhere on the internet. Good luck and wishing you the best.
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