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Friday hell

8pm on Friday, still waiting for my two managers fighting over the wording of the pricing proposal that I am suppose to send out.


Oh my god, just let me get into my weekend already!




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goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
Managers making decisions like this make weak salespeople. They need to trust their reps to do it well. And then coach if they don’t.
TheQueenofDiamonds
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
A.k.a micromanagement πŸ₯Ί
Still no green light! Complete rewrite (not at matching my style) and albeit good, not something I would have sent.
Bottom line - I obviously will have to send whatever they want me to send. The question is whether I need to voice for the record that I don't agree with this style or just say thanks and blame them if it doesn't work out ( thinking that the latter is after)
LordBusiness
Politicker
+8
Chief Revenue Officer
The sad thing is that it isn't even about the proposal, its about EGO at this point.Β  Any leader worth a shit, and not on a power rush would have prioritized what's best for the prospect/client and the proposal would have been delivered already.Β Β 
TheQueenofDiamonds
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
How can I give you more upvotes?! This is exactly what this is!!!!Β Β 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
Dude. Was it a RFP due with a hard deadline of midnight or something?
TheQueenofDiamonds
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
Not at all! It was a rewording of a price proposal (after the demo is done). No deadline.Β 
Main issue here is serious lack of trust.Β 
Sunbunny31
Politicker
+5
Sales Executive
Waiting is the worst - but if you win the proposal, it won't seem like that much of a big deal to have had to wait to get it right.

TheQueenofDiamonds
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
True, IF we win. The way I look at it, no matter what I do - I am not getting the win. I will have to change to what they want, so bye bye my own opinion and expertise.Β 

If we win- they will say it's because of that one word they changed last minute.

#nowinningΒ 

Update 10:30 pm still no green light πŸ₯Ί

Sunbunny31
Politicker
+5
Sales Executive
Yikes. Sorry. Hope the rest of the weekend is better.
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Diablo
Politicker
+7
AE
All the best πŸ˜„
TheQueenofDiamonds
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
Thank you.

Β So far it's 50/50 votes. I should have added an option with comments, just to understand what on earth do people think "perfect" is?!
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
No such thing. Although, there is such a thing as shitty and that is something to avoid.
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dwightyouignorantsale
Politicker
+7
Manager, Sales
If it’s something that will take away from your commission, then wait. otherwise, just send it.
cw95
Politicker
+6
Sales Development Lead
In future just have the beer or two and then see why your fingers type to get them to get a move on. It’s a fun game.
TheQueenofDiamonds
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
Tried = failed.
You are not going to believe it, but the proposal is still debated. NOT an enterprise deal!Β 
cw95
Politicker
+6
Sales Development Lead
Ah, sorry my plan didn’t work out! Next time have a spirit!
InQ5WeTrust
Arsonist
+9
Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
Depends on the timeframe and strategic importance.Β 

If its a must win, then yes it's worth spending the extra time on.Β 

If it's a tick box exercise then fire and forget.Β 
TheQueenofDiamonds
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
At this point, I am willing to bet that the delay cost me this deal. If I was a client and didn't get the pricing within 24 hours, as promised, I would be like: "fuck these guys, thier service will look like this too= a hot delayed mess".Β 
InQ5WeTrust
Arsonist
+9
Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
Fair point. If you're in competition and you break your word. Bad look.Β 
jefe
Politicker
+8
Sales Director
It's taken a long time, and is still an ongoing battle, to stop striving for 'perfect'.

Regardless, shitty situation.
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sellingsellssold
Politicker
+7
SDR
At this point I would wait until Monday. Once it get to be that point in time the prospect will most likely not see it until Monday morning either.Β 
TheQueenofDiamonds
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
An update - one of my managers (the more senior one) wrote back with corrections and man, it was worth waiting for. Absolute gorgeous writing, much better than my original version.Β 
Now let's hope the delay to write a master piece didn't cost me to lose the deal.


Truly great suggestions though, I must admit.Β 
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