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how many hours do you actually work in a day?

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ARRisLife
Politicker
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Account Executive
It varies... I definitely put in big hours when it's needed and I'm juggling a bunch of deals. When I have things under control, I don't hesitate to close up early. I absolutely hate the phrase 'your the ceo of your territory' but it is essentially true- I don't have anyone to pass the buck too when I'm required to execute on a bunch of work, so that gives me justification to collect back a few hours here and there when appropriate.Β 
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Love this answer
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
Absolutely need to be the boss of your business. I just started a new role with a new territory and have spent 60+hrs over the past 3-4 months but I expect it to back down over time. Ultimately if I don't close the business its my pay that's effected but working to be efficient and potentially even outsourcing is worth looking into
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
I feel like I'm on call 24/7, so I've started implementing boundaries for myself. Kinda feeling burn out trying to sneak up on me πŸ‘€
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Hell yeah man. Have toΒ 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Gosh! Yes, indeed
stratman
Politicker
+2
Sales Engineer
Maybe 5
softwaresails
Politicker
+4
Sales Manager
I work at least 10+ hours a day.Β 
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Hittin' Dingers
Are you compensated for it? If not... Why? Why thin the pay pool of our profession.Β 

Sure you're going to look stellar, but for how long. You make it the norm, and the time you finally tap the brakes for work/life balance or burnout, it'll be reflected in your reviews.

My jr folks want to work really hard, they want to impress me, but once they hit 7.5 hrs. No matter what, I will tell them to log off. Close. Go home. Stop working.Β 

Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
At least 7 every day. I take an hour for myself to workout and help kids with school and shit but make it up at night most nights which makes 8 typically a day, 7 guaranteed.Β 
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
5-7, typically. But there are definitely spikes.Β 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Since I'm a founder, I wana say always
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
Depends on whether I believe in the company.

if I do, then 10 hours minimum.

if not, maybe 6-8?
Trinity
WR Officer
+7
BusDev
10+ dependingΒ 
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
4-6 thank you work from home
BigCheese
Notorious Answer
+14
Agency Recruiter | Coors Knight
10 on average. Sometimes more, sometimes less.Β 
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
7 ishΒ 
Icyveins
Opinionated
+5
Account Manager
Really depends on the previous quarter and pipe. But on an average in a quarter I'd say 7ish in month 1, 8-9 in month 2, Whatever it takes in month 3
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Hittin' Dingers
Automate lots of busy work. Delegate busy work that could be learning for jr. folks.Β 

Solid 5 hours of actual work. 2.5 of management.

Any more and I put in for OT. Any less and it's a recipe for a thin pipeline.Β 
CJE
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
Some days 8-10, some days 2. Usually block my Friday afternoons for "catch up" work
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
8 hours, solid!
sketchysales
Politicker
+7
Sales Manager
around 9 hours a day not including an hour lunch.Β  Time spent at work,10 hours
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
5-12 depending on the day
BCD
Politicker
+6
BDR
Just had a meeting with our VP of Sales who admitted the human brain can really only focus for 4-5 hours. Which seems just about rightΒ 
Prizrak
Politicker
+6
Disruptor of worlds
12 to 16. Maybe 8 or so on weekends.
OldDogNewTricks
Opinionated
+5
Sales guy
Depends on time of month or quarter and pipeline situation.... could be 6 hours could be 12. Probably averages to around 10ish. I like money so i dont mind working extra hours if i know it means more πŸ’΅πŸ’΅πŸ’΅
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