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Anyone else absolutely fucking hate coming into a pointless office everyday?

Why would any salesperson need to report to an office EVERY SINGLE MORNING? But maybe thatโ€™s me. Do you like reporting to an office?

Do you like to report to a physical office each day?
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CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
You're still going into an office every day? WHY?
Patbate
Politicker
+6
Benefits Consultant
Started a new position and this asshole wants me to show up everyday and I still have not figured out WHY
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Might be time for a quick exit. Start looking around..
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CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
My office is my home so I'm fortunate ๐ŸฆŠ
Patbate
Politicker
+6
Benefits Consultant
I miss that
SA
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
I would like to see a breakdown in age for the split as well. I think older people (45+) like having a not-home place to go. Vs younger folks like their own space.ย 
Riss
Opinionated
+4
I donโ€™t even know anymore ๐Ÿคช
I actually am curious if this is true...I found our older generation preferred WFH as they are disciplined, have families, routine for succes, etc. VS the younger folks are looking to make connections, network, have office friendships and socialization and ability to ask questions and get more regular feedback.ย 
SA
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
And I am here from a young family perspective.ย 
WFH has saved thousands in childcare costs.ย 
I get to garden at lunch, take calls from the hot tub. The littlest child is almost a full year into this and I think they might not even know I work.ย 
My partner has been thankful for me just doing dishes, cleaning between calls.

Boomers just want to golf.
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Patbate
Politicker
+6
Benefits Consultant
Agreed. Wish we could see it in this poll however I can tell you from my personal experience that the guy Iโ€™m dealing with is 50 years old.
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
+7
Account Manager
This is completely dependent on your personal situation.ย  I'm 35, school-aged kids, but i abso-fuckin-lutely LOVE WFH.ย  Laundry and housework is kept up on and is actually a great stress reliever after a bad meeting or call.ย  I'm also 3 years in so my book of business is strong.ย ย 

On the other hand if I was just starting out or didn't have family I might prefer going to the office as a way to eliminate distractions and focus on grinding out at least 80 dials a day. *(which was my average I would say for the first 2 years with my current employer)


Just like everyone else here, I think a hybrid model but when it comes to sales, if you are consistently crushing quotas your company should not give a rat's fuck where you are doing it from.ย  (IMO)
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
I know that if I had kids, I would not want to go in to the office. But since I don't, I need to get out of my house!
BigMeech
WR Officer
+11
Coors Light Advocate
Shoot, I clicked the wrong button. I do NOT report to my office every day lol. I think going forward once ours does open up I may go in a few times as needed (probably will EOQ for easy access to legal, etc) but will definitely be a hybrid model.
sneakysnek
Politicker
+8
SDR
My company recently transitioned to mandatory full-time office work again. Cue the mass-exodus of most of our top reps (and don't get me started on the dev team...)

Needless to day, I'm applying elsewhere.ย 
beerisforclosers
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
Hate it and if they try to make us go back I'll be on the market for a new company
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
I like having the office, but hybrid wfh options work best for me. I like the freedom to work from home 1-2 days a week when I don't feel like coming in.
Patbate
Politicker
+6
Benefits Consultant
Iโ€™m used to never having to go into the office but knowing that there is an office I ever am in need of it which was rarely.
popepius
OG Sales Savage
+7
Enterprise Sales Lead
Trick question โ€“ have always been remote
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Things I miss:

1) Snacks

Things I don't miss:

1) People coming up to my desk to ask questions that I can answer with a link or tag on Slack.
2) Running out of snacks.
YoungGoat
Opinionated
+2
Surgical Technology Specialist
I like having a physical office that I can work out of if I choose but I want the flexibility to work from home on days when that is appropriate
TheFemaleWolf
Opinionated
+3
Director of Sales
Iโ€™d love to get some opinions on this one. My company is old school in our approach to office time and reporting in each morning and night.ย 

This is just for the first year while we train and make sure they ramp / see success. After that they can earn flex to WFH.

Basically we donโ€™t give it from the jump. Earned through tenure and performance.ย 

Iโ€™ve always thought this was super fair but reading this thread has me questioning if we need to scrap tenure and go purely on performance.ย 

For context: most of my team is straight out of college or first sales job and structure is so necessary.ย 

Any thoughts are appreciated!ย 
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
I think your approach is very fair, especially since you're hiring college students or people fresh to sales. The first year is incredibly important for training, mentorship, and learning and it's very tough to give someone the same experience while they're at home.ย 
NorthernSalesGuru
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
I think you should have flexibility.

and obviously assuming youโ€™re performing to a degree, have the opportunity to choose to come in or work from home.ย 

i love going into the office but I also love not doing it from time to time
SalesOctopus
Opinionated
+2
Enterprise Business Development Representative
If you can get your work done at home there's no reason to report to the office every single day. NO thank you.
DungeonsNDemos
Politicker
+5
AE of B2B
I DO NOT miss the commute. This year I moved to a city an hour away but worked out a deal that I come in once a month but besides that am fully remote.ย 
Works out so I can see family when I visit too.ย 
But I DO miss having better connection with my sales peers. I'm in a specialized market so we all approach stuff differently (not software) so I feel I lose a bit of edge being remote while they are not.

So I try to keep tight with my VP to make sure I'm up to par on everything.ย 
GDO
Politicker
+6
BDM
I ve never worked out of an office for more than 3 months. It was either the road or my home.ย 
paddy
Arsonist
+9
Account Executive
I work for a company that has management from a certain culture and they never believed in WFH. So we've been here the entire time. Whenever someone questioned why we're here we were met with "it's more efficient!" lol
Patbate
Politicker
+6
Benefits Consultant
Lololol I get the same thing but I argue that itโ€™s not efficient.
paddy
Arsonist
+9
Account Executive
Wish I could say thatย 
Artemis
Politicker
+7
Business Development Representative
I'm speaking from the perspective of someone who started their career during the height of covid. I spent the first 6 months of my career never meeting anyone face-to-face. I'm only 23, but I love the two days a week I currently spend in the office. Not sure I'd want to be going in a full 5 days a week, but I definitely need some f2f time with my colleagues! But then again, I am an extreme extrovert...
TheFemaleWolf
Opinionated
+3
Director of Sales
I think this is really important. I am an extrovert and a team creature. I can WFH effectively but I do like being around other humans in an office too. Office culture always positively impacted me.
Artemis
Politicker
+7
Business Development Representative
I couldn't agree more!
ChiefGreef45
Catalyst
+5
Account Executive
It's the same case I'm seeing with companies hiring right now and asking if I'm open to relocating to a city.ย  To me, seems like an outdated question, considering the amount of flexibility other places are providing their employees.
slaydie
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Ain't no one can get be back to the office again...I mean I'll go for a happy hour type thing but not daily
itwasluck
Opinionated
+2
Account Executive
Love being back in the office!! SO much better than WFH. Hated every minute of WFH (except for hangover days).
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
Hangover days at home came in clutch
PieYum
Good Citizen
Inside Sales Specialist
I hate WFH. Sure, the freedom to dial in boxers is dope - but honestly sitting in a little box calling people all day is such a drag.ย 

I gotta have that NRG from the sales floor.ย 
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