Day 54 of two sales jobs - the saga ends

Quit J2 today


  • Final straw was HR not paying out my PTO and requesting doctors notes for a mental health related PTO like ok.
  • they also wanted time on my calendar today to 'talk about something' Yeah no thanks.
  • emailed everyone I quit this morning and wiped their laptop.

couple reasons why this is good


  • i really like J1 and want to devote my full effort to it
  • J2 is affecting my mental health and no job is worth my mental health
  • As J1 ramps up I'm wearing multiple hats and dont have time to devote to J1 anymore

wins


  • milked j2 for a 30 days

lessons


  • never let a job ruin your mental health

Thanks for following along everyone it's been fun


Much Love,

The Kid

๐Ÿฐ War Stories
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braintank
Politicker
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Enterprise Account Executive
Are you gonna find another J2 or or are your days of over-employment done?
SADNESSLieutenant
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Officer of โ™ฅ๏ธ
Hello Braintank! You've been lurkin huh?

I like the idea of it, but struggling because on one hand yes I can juggle two jobs at 60k base for 120k base, but I'd rather devote full effort and get to a 150k base AE and potential for multiple 6 figure commission check
DungeonsNDemos
Big Shot
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Rolling 20's all day
At some point the efficiencies just don't make sense with 2 jobs
braintank
Politicker
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Enterprise Account Executive
I'm always around... sometimes I just can't bring myself to answer the same 5 questions over and over ;)

However, you endeavor into over-employment really caught my eye.
SADNESSLieutenant
Politicker
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Officer of โ™ฅ๏ธ
That's whatsup, yeah I feel you on that LOL.

Glad I had the attention of a legend
TennisandSales
Politicker
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Enterprise Account Executive
great question! will there be a sequel to The Journey of Two Sales Jobs?
antiASKHOLE
Big Shot
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Account Executive
Basically he is the real life version of "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" I have no idea what the movie is actually about, but it could be something....
alonzoharris
Politicker
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Channel Account Manager
This was a great series to follow. I'm glad you picked your mental health over money. You're goin' places kid
coletrain
Politicker
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Account Executive
*triumphant dolphin noises*

It's been an entertaining ride, seems like your mindset going forward is towards growth and I'm happy you're taking good lessons from this.
SADNESSLieutenant
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Officer of โ™ฅ๏ธ
Entertaining to say the least, and you I think I'd agree with that. Marcus helped me get my mind right for sure.
Diablo
Politicker
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Sr. AE
I donโ€™t know whether to congratulate you or be sad. All I know is I can never do 2 jobs that you were bravely doing so far.
SADNESSLieutenant
Politicker
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Officer of โ™ฅ๏ธ
Haha right? same here but I feel great, like a weight off my chest
TennisandSales
Politicker
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Enterprise Account Executive
DAMN! the end of an era for sure! this has been quite the journey to follow along with.

i totally agree with your reasons btw, good on ya!
SADNESSLieutenant
Politicker
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Officer of โ™ฅ๏ธ
RIGHT! Thanks for joining along lol - Appreciate that
Kosta_Konfucius
Politicker
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Sales Rep
Damn one hell one of a saga! Glad you did what is right for you and hope the extra money from Job 2 helped

Curious would you try it again but find a company you know will be less strict or was this a one time thing
SADNESSLieutenant
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Officer of โ™ฅ๏ธ
See my reply above to braintank

Yeah definetly a fucking ride

I think in the future would rather take up consultative roles instead

Extra money definitely helped :)
Sunbunny31
Politicker
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Sr Sales Executive
Is it wrong that my primary emotion right now is relief?

Now go absolutely NAIL your existing position. You clearly have the drive to excel.
jefe
Arsonist
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Head of Sales
Good choice, and best of luck with doubling down on J1 - not that you'll need it.
SADNESSLieutenant
Politicker
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Officer of โ™ฅ๏ธ
Thankyou, and in this economy, we could all use luck.
BourbonKing
Valued Contributor
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VP of Sales
It was fun while it lasted. Thanks for taking us on your journey. Good luck crushing J1!
antiASKHOLE
Big Shot
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Account Executive
Well, now you can be true to your calendar and maximize your potential to move forward.
DungeonsNDemos
Big Shot
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Rolling 20's all day
I'm glad I could be here to witness your journey! I completely agree, don't let a job ruin your health.
ChumpChange
Politicker
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Channel Manager
What was the time you dedicated to both jobs? 60-90 Days? If J2 was better do you feel you would still be juggling two jobs? Either way... congrats on realizing that your mental health outweighs a paycheck. You'll be surprised at the sheer number of people that you'll meet that make a great living but are so fucking depressed. Always put yourself first.
SADNESSLieutenant
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Officer of โ™ฅ๏ธ
I dedicated 54 days to both jobs.

If J2 was better and J1 wasn't a founder role wearing multiple hats, yes I would still juggle.

and seriously. Thankyou for that. Seems like not many people actually care about their mental health.. enough
Fenderbaum
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Retired
It's been fun to experience your journey but like others, I'm relieved it's over. Your overall health is what matters the most. Best of luck to you!
BlueJays2591
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Business Development Manager
I can't believe they asked for a doctor's note. The only thing they should say is "OK, hope everything is alright". I like when people quit shitty jobs with no notice. Makes me happy
SADNESSLieutenant
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Officer of โ™ฅ๏ธ
seriously right!
BlueJays2591
Politicker
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Business Development Manager
I quit my worst job by sending my resignation email as I was walking out the door. My (former) boss called me once I got home asking me to go back and finish my two weeks. I hung up and replenished my mental health tank
SADNESSLieutenant
Politicker
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Officer of โ™ฅ๏ธ
Seriously right! I just emailed everyone

Hey,

I quit
activity
Valued Contributor
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VP, Business Development
Best of luck with J1 and hope that doubling down on that job bears fruit for you.
m22
Executive
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Account Executive
Congrats. Impressive you were able to juggle for so long. Rooting for you.
SADNESSLieutenant
Politicker
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Officer of โ™ฅ๏ธ
Haha yeah maybe a little too long :) Thanks so much
WhoDey
Opinionated
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VP of Sales
What a ride! Agree that you can't sacrifice your mental health.
slaydie
Big Shot
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Account Executive
wow what a journey. Sounds like you're happy with your choice. At least you got double paid for 30 days!
bountyhunter
Contributor
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SDR (Sales Development Rep)
Having two jobs is okay if only you owe someone huge stack of money. otherwise its just stressful unnecessarily
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